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Bonita Springs Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

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.

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)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Head trauma, such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Neck injuries, such as whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • 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.

  • Escalators
  • Grocery stores
  • Malls
  • Moving walkways
  • Offices
  • Parking lots
  • Restaurants
  • Sidewalks
  • Stairs

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.

What Should I Do After a Slip, Trip, and Fall?

There are certain steps you should take after experiencing a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall.

  1. 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.
  2. Receive a medical evaluation – Seek medical attention promptly to have any potential injuries you sustained evaluated.
  3. 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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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.

To learn how our Florida slip, trip, and fall attorneys can help you, call (239) 603-6913 or submit your information here to schedule your free consultation.

 

Have you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident?

The term "slip and fall" encompasses accidents occurring under a wide variety of circumstances, such as when the victim falls on a slippery or wet floor in a supermarket, on a gravel covered sidewalk or on a staircase that is cluttered with debris or garbage. Hazards such as damaged sidewalks, holes in the ground or inadequate lighting can also lead to a slip and fall or a tripping accident.

Construction accidents commonly involve falls from ladders, scaffolding or roofs, as well as tripping on cords or falling into an exposed trench. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, if another party's negligence is to blame you have a right to demand financial compensation.

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Need a lawyer for a slip and fall case in Bonita Springs, Naples, or Fort Myers? In order to maximize your chances of a large settlement, you need to preserve all available evidence from the accident, such as photographs of your injuries and of the scene of the accident, witness testimony and your bills for medical care and rehabilitative treatment. Your claim should also compensate you for lost wages during your recovery, as well as for the physical and emotional suffering you have experienced.

Let us guide you through the process and take actions to safeguard your right to financial compensation. Contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L. today! We have offices in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs.

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