When least expected, a slip and fall accident could have severe repercussions on our life. Slipping and falling on another person’s property can cause injuries, stress, and financial burden. But with the right Tampa slip & fall attorney, you may be able to reach a significant settlement for your injuries.
When you slip and fall, it’s crucial to contact the property owner, seek medical attention, and consult the help of expert slip and fall lawyers in Tampa. At Inkelaar Law, we are prepared to fight aggressively for your rights. Learn more today about the steps that must be taken to win a slip and fall injury case.
One of the first questions your lawyer will ask you is whether or not the property owner knew about the hazard that caused the fall. If the owner knew about it, your attorney should follow up with questions about proper signage and warnings regarding the dangers.
Whether or not these signs are present doesn’t dismiss or win your case, but it helps your attorney better understand the situation.
Negligence requires the owner to know about a hazard on their property and then do nothing about it. If you can prove the owner knew about the dangers, you’ve taken the first step toward proving your case.
Once you prove that the owner knew about the dangers, you must prove that the indiscretion directly caused your injuries.
Consider this scenario: You work in a restaurant that has a leaky faucet in the kitchen and it continuously floods the floors. You tell your manager, who then puts up a wet floor sign but doesn’t do anything else. Although the manager put up a sign, if an employee slips because of the leaky faucet, the manager and store are held responsible because they didn’t call a repairman.
If you can prove that your injuries directly result from the owner’s indiscretion, you have the makings of a strong case.
Winning a slip and fall injury case is difficult because there’s a lot to prove: you must show that the owner was negligent of the dangers on their property and that their negligence directly caused your injuries. You’ll need the help of a Tampa slip & fall attorney with expertise in personal injury cases.
At Inkelaar Law, we have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, and have won more than 40 million dollars for our clients. Call us at (813) 535-5574 or visit our website today for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.