Florida Slip And Fall Lawyers
The inconvenience of a slip and fall is often portrayed as just that – an inconvenience. Unfortunately, as these injuries may take several days to become apparent, minor medical concerns can become much more serious.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand slip and falls are among the leading causes of death in the United States, which is why our law firm has dedicated over 15 years to advocating for slip and fall victims and their families throughout Florida. Our experienced and award-winning attorneys have the legal knowledge to help victims secure the financial relief they deserve and hold negligible property owners accountable.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida slip and fall accident stemming from premises liability, contact us by phone or visit us online to review your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Shiner Law Group customizes its legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you do not pay unless we win your case.
Maximizing the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
While reputable law firms may not be able to quantify your damages at the onset of your claim, there are steps victims can follow to minimize an insurance company’s capacity to reduce, stall, or deny liability. Indeed, slip and fall injuries can occur to anyone at any place; however, protecting your legal and financial interests is paramount in a personal injury claim.
Receive medical attention. Personal injury victims are recommended to seek medical attention within 14 days of the incident to determine the extent of injuries caused by a property owner’s negligence. Medical professionals can keep records of your treatment, as well as any expenses incurred; however, forgoing medical treatment allows insurance companies to downplay your injuries or attribute medical concerns to preexisting conditions.
Obtain an accident report. Whether you fall on a residential or commercial property, it is important for slip and fall victims to alert the property owner and obtain an accident report, if applicable. Emergency services can also be summoned to document the incident. Be sure to request a copy of any records prior to leaving the premises.
Maintain medical records. By keeping track of medical bills and other expenses relating to your fall, an experienced personal injury attorney can better evaluate your claim and quantify any past and future damages. Victims should also retain any documentation received from insurance companies.
Decline to comment. Many insurance companies will take advantage of slip and fall victims, particularly those who lack the benefit of legal representation, in the aftermath of an accident. Do not give any statements, written or oral, and decline to sign any documentation without first consulting legal counsel.
Understand the impact of your social media activity. In a personal injury lawsuit, insurance companies are motivated to resolve the incident by paying as little money to satisfy the claim, which means an insurance company will look for any opportunity to avoid financial liability. Adjusters may actively view an injury victim’s social media presence to undermine the legitimacy of the injuries sustained.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Slip and Fall Attorney