The first step in having a successful premises liability case is proving fault for a slip and fall. If the owner of the property can be found negligible for your injury—for instance, they did not follow the standard of care—then you are eligible to receive compensation. How much compensation you can receive depends on the nature of your injury…and how experienced your attorney is. Contact our knowledgeable Tampa slip and fall attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
Proving Fault for a Slip and Fall | Negligence
Often people are under on the assumption that just because they fell in a store, or at a business, the store is automatically responsible for their fall and for their injuries. That is not true. After a slip and fall in a grocery store, the managers of the store will claim they had no knowledge of the hazard on the floor and that’s something that needs to be promptly investigated.
In order to have a bodily injury claim from a slip and fall incident in Florida, you must prove some carelessness or negligence on the part of the business. To have a good slip and fall claim, our Tampa slip and fall attorneys must prove there was a dangerous condition in the building that the property owner was aware of prior to the incident, or that the property owner should have been aware of. Once you seek medical attention for your slip and fall injuries, it is very important to promptly contact and retain our experienced personal injury lawyers.
Proving Fault for a Slip and Fall | Collecting Evidence
Often after a fall it’s important to contact the store in order to get a copy of any surveillance video or any video that may show that you’ve fallen. That’s why it’s extremely important to contact our Tampa slip and fall attorneys promptly so that any evidence is not spoiled, and the claim or that request can go out very promptly. Often the store’s surveillance tapes are taped over or are not kept for a very long period of time, so you should promptly contact us so that we can send out a spoliation letter and get that store’s surveillance tape which may be very important in proving fault for your claim.
Our Tampa slip and fall attorneys perform an extensive investigation to preserve evidence and provide the expert witnesses necessary to win your case. Our firm is ready to take on the insurance companies and fully litigate your interests if we are not able to resolve your personal injury.