Slip and Fall Accidents
Experienced Spring Hill Slip and Fall Lawyers
Holding negligent property owners accountable for your injuries
Most personal injury lawyers will tell you that there really are no accidents. A slip and fall may be the result of your own clumsiness, or it may be the result of a loose guardrail on a stairwell or improperly treated pavement that is too slick when the temperatures drop and everything starts icing over. Whatever the cause, blame can always be attributed to someone.
Chances are that if you slip and fall on someone’s property, that blame can be attributed to the property owner. If that’s true, a Springhill slip and fall lawyer from Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, including the costs of your medical expenses and your lost wages. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your legal rights by holding negligent property owners accountable for your injuries.
How is liability proven in slip and fall cases?
Like many other personal injury cases, proving liability in a slip and fall isn’t always easy. There are many variables that can contribute to the incident, and it takes an experienced lawyer who understands the complexities of the law to create a strong case on behalf of the injured party.
To prove liability in your case, our Springhill slip and fall lawyer may:
- Send an investigator to the scene to take photos of the area
- Review surveillance footage if available
- Interview the property owner and witnesses, if any
- Review maintenance records for the property
- Review safety and inspection records for the property
- Interview architectural, engineering and safety experts, who may also be called to testify if your case goes to court
A tailored defense will be created to build a strong case for the particular incident. We may build a case against the property owner or we may sue the owner’s insurance company. We thoroughly review the details of your case to determine the best strategy.
Understanding how contributory negligence affects your case
Florida recognizes the concept of contributory negligence. State law says that if you are found to be partially responsible for your accident, you won’t be able to recover as much compensation. Your reward will be reduced in proportion to the amount of negligence you are assigned.
Because Florida recognizes contributory negligence, it is even more important that you work with one of our experienced Springhill slip and fall lawyers. Our attorneys will fight to create the strongest case for you while minimizing your personal fault. They may do that by emphasizing the negligence of the property owner, by highlighting extenuating circumstances or through other means.
Our dedicated attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of the law that apply to your case, and they will combine their experience and legal savvy to find the best ways to prove negligence in your case to maximize your settlement.
Work with our tough but compassionate Spring Hill slip and fall lawyers for results. Call 352-247-4400 for a free consultation
A slip and fall isn’t always a simple tumble. It can lead to serious injuries that can cost you a lot of money in medical bills and time lost from work. Your quality of life may be impacted, and you may experience a lot of pain and suffering. You deserve to be compensated accordingly. Call Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. to work with a Springhill slip and fall lawyer. Call our office today at (352) 247-4400 or contact us online.