Reliable Personal Injury Lawyers in Naples, Fort Myers & Southwest Florida
Getting injured in an accident can change your life significantly and result in long-term consequences. You may become permanently impaired and struggle to maintain employment or enjoy hobbies due to your injury. Further, when your injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence, this can be especially emotionally taxing.
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At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., our legal team has over 25 years of experience representing and fighting for the rights of our injured clients. We’re ready to investigate your case and support you during this difficult time so that you can focus on rest and recovery.
We have over 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases.
We handle every case personally.
We are a full-service law firm and can help you with all aspects of your case, including your car.
We treat every case like we were handling it for a family member.
We return all calls - don't get lost in the system of a large firm!
We are local and have convenient locations.
We've won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We can do everything large firms can do, but better.
"I would definitely recommend this law firm. I never had to call and ask for updates because they always called me any time there was a change in my case. Everyone is honest and really looks out for their clients."Past Client
"I liked the way I was treated so sincerely every time I spoke to someone. I was always asked how I was doing and feeling, not just about the facts of the case."Past Client
"I could not ask for a better lawyer. I left a very satisfied customer. I highly recommend them and would most definitely use them again should a need arise."Petty S.
During this pandemic they kept fighting hard for me!Gina S.
"Very professional and attentive firm. They explained everything very well and put me at ease. Kristin updated me all through the process and made sure that the insurance company didn't take advantage of me. I would highly recommend their services."Aladino C.
"I was very happy with my experience with Pittman Law Firm. They did an excellent job!"Allison Z.
"This firm was recommended by (2) separate doctors. These doctors knew our case was “too small” for the big firms. We would not be treated seriously. Pittman Law Firm never asked “ how big is your injury?” They just asked “How "Jerry M.
"While cycling in Bonita Springs I was struck by a negligent driver and hospitalized. Referred to Pittman Law I was very impressed at the professionalism and responsiveness of the firm. Within 6 months my claim was settled and paid with great results. As a "James J.
"Kristin was amazing, I can’t thank her enough! Having had a car accident for the first time and being the other drivers fault, I was in shock and confusion as to how to handle everything. The first thing Kristin was concerned about was me, she steere"Linda M.
"I totaled my car, was out of work for a while and in pain. Pittman Law Firm basically was like having a helper through everything. They did all the paperwork and took all of the phone calls from the insurance company. Now I am feeling better and it is all "Past Client
"I was hit by another driver and they lied to the police trying to make it look like I hit them. Pittman Law Firm helped me show that I was not at fault and everything turned out good in the end. It would have never went that way trying to do it myself."Past Client
"My son was in his first accident and we had no idea what to do or where to start. Pittman Law Firm told us what to expect and took the fear out of not knowing what to do. My son is better, the car is fixed and everything is back to normal. We would have ne"Past Client
"My experience with Pittman Law Firm has been very positive. They have a pleasant demeanor, are caring, patient and were always ready to answer any questions pertaining to my case."Past Client
"I was introduced to David by a mutual acquaintance for help with banks that were trying to force me into losing commercial properties I had spent my life working. The banks were in trouble and I became their target with such large loan balances. I couldn't"John P. (Past Client)
"I had a major car accident in 2014, 1 month after giving birth to my son. Being a first time mom, single parent and in excruciating pain is no fun. I had a lot of stress, depression, you name it. Pittman Law Firm was there for me literally ALL THE WAY!! Th"Past Client
Common Types of Slip-and-Fall or Trip-and-Fall Injuries
There are several ways you can be injured in these types of accidents.
- Back injuries
- Contusions (bruising)
- Head trauma, such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Torn ligaments
It’s important to receive a medical evaluation as soon as possible after you sustain an injury in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall, even if you think the injury is minor. These sorts of injuries can be insidious, and your symptoms can increase in severity and become more debilitating over time. Failing to address your injury promptly may lead to increased disability in the future.
Common Sites of Slip-and-Falls and Trip-and-Falls
These sorts of accidents can occur on both public and private property. Below are examples of common sites of slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls.
- Grocery stores
- Moving walkways
- Parking lots
Injuries may occur at these sites due to someone’s negligence in failing to maintain them for safety reasons. For instance, there may be uneven pavement in a parking lot, cracks in a sidewalk, wet floors in a grocery store with no caution signs, or unstable railings in a stairwell.
There are certain steps you should take after experiencing a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall.
- Provide notice – Depending on where the accident occurred, subsequently notify the appropriate authorities as soon as possible. Providing notice is important to ensure they document your accident. After your accident, if you’re able to, it’s also a good idea to take photos of the scene as this can serve as evidence to build your case.
- Receive a medical evaluation – Seek medical attention promptly to have any potential injuries you sustained evaluated.
- Contact an attorney – A qualified attorney can evaluate your case, inform you if there are indications that a negligent party is responsible for your accident, and educate you regarding your legal options.
How Long Do I Have to File for a Slip-and-Fall or Trip-and-Fall in Florida?
According to Florida’s Statute of Limitations, you have four years from the date of your slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident to file a claim against the party liable (responsible) for your accident.
It’s wise to file sooner, however—the sooner you retain the representation of an attorney, the easier it is for them to initiate an investigation of your accident, collect evidence relating to it, and enlist the help of experts to reconstruct your accident if necessary.
Additionally, if you were injured in your accident, insurance companies may try to claim your injury wasn’t that serious if you waited a significant amount of time after the accident to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent party.
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