Slip and Fall Accidents
While shopping at your local grocery store, you walk across a large sticky substance in one of the shopping aisles. You lose your footing and plummet to the ground, fracturing your hip and seriously injuring your shoulder. Other customers, who witness the incident, come to your aid until the manager arrives. While you wait, one of the customers informs you that his son spilled a drink in the aisle ten minutes ago and that he had notified an employee of the spill. After completing an incident report, the store manager calls an ambulance.
After several months of medical treatment and hip surgery, you are left with extensive medical bills that you cannot afford. The grocery store offers you a gift card but refuses to pay your medical bills. What do you do?
Know Your Rights
In the State of Florida, landowners have a duty to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. This involves periodic inspection of the premises, removal of known hazards, and effectively warning others of the hazard. Landowner’s have a heightened duty to “business invitees,” or individuals who are on the premises for a business purpose (such as a customer).
Find a Tampa Injury Attorney and Be Prepared
If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, there are a few things you should do. Be sure to get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses. You should also get the store manager’s business card and the names of any other employees who assisted you. Make sure an incident report is completed before leaving the premises. If possible, get a copy of the report. Get immediate medical treatment and be sure to inform medical personnel of how the injury occurred. Refrain from having any follow up conversations with store personnel or speaking with any insurance adjusters. Seek immediate legal advice from an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney!
Time Is Crucial—find a Tampa Accident Attorney Immediately!
It is critical to hire a Tampa accident attorney immediately. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. A dedicated accident attorney in Tampa can begin investigating the matter right away and preserving critical evidence.
Don’t delay! Call Tampa accident attorney Tania L. Rivas immediately at 877-299-5539. Your consultation is free and you owe no costs or fees unless you win.