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“Slip and Fall” (or “Trip and Fall”) is a term for injury cases which arise when an injury is caused during a slip (or “trip”) and fall as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of “premises liability” cases. Such cases focus on the question of a property owner’s duty to care for the property.

For a free consultation with experienced Tampa slip and fall lawyers, call (813) 305-7697 today.

What You Should Know About Premises Liability

To win a premises liability claim, your Tampa slip and fall attorney has to prove either that the defendant created the dangerous condition that caused the accident or that the Defendant knew (or should have reasonably known) about the danger and had the danger removed or warned people of the dangerous condition.

This can often be difficult to prove, because establishing when a given dangerous condition first appeared can be challenging. That is why Jerry Jaramillo & Associates P.A. aggressively represents victims of slip and fall accidents to help ensure that they receive full compensation for their injuries.

After suffering a slip and fall injury, you should:

  • Take photographs of the scene where the incident occurred
  • If physically injured, seek medical attention right away
  • Not discuss your case with anyone until you speak to an attorney (this includes NOT posting on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat)

What Is a “Dangerous Condition?”

Slip and fall accidents can arise when a property owner fails to conduct adequate property maintenance, leading to the existence of a dangerous condition. A “dangerous condition” is any condition that presents a reasonably foreseeable danger to others. In other words, if a certain condition could cause someone to slip, trip, and fall, and it is reasonable to assume that the property owner could foresee this happening, that condition is considered a dangerous property condition.

Some examples of dangerous conditions that lead to slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet/slick floors
  • Spilled merchandise
  • Torn carpets
  • Uneven floors
  • Crumbling or broken stairs
  • Lack of handrails
  • Cluttered aisles/walkways
  • Potholes
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Open trenches/holes
  • Exposed wiring
  • Poor lighting
  • Unsafe ramps
  • Loose railing

Essentially, any hazard that could cause someone to slip, trip, or fall could be considered a dangerous condition. However, in order to bring a claim, you will need to prove that the property owner or another liable party knew of or reasonably should have known of the condition’s existence and failed to fix, repair, warn of, or otherwise address it.

Common Slip & Fall Injuries

While many people mistakenly believe that slips, trips, and falls do not lead to serious injuries, anyone who has been injured in such an incident knows that this is not the case. Victims of slip and falls can sustain severe and even life-threatening injuries.

Some of the most common slip and fall injuries include:

  • Cuts, scrapes, abrasions, and bruises
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken wrists, arms, legs, and other fractures
  • Knee injuries
  • Head and traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Nerve damage

Victims of severe slip and fall accidents may require extensive medical treatment and could face days, weeks, or even months off work. This can place injured individuals and their families under a great deal of financial stress in addition to the physical and emotional distress that often accompanies these accidents.

How Hiring a Lawyer Can Help

The most important part of any slip and fall injury claim is establishing fault. A skilled slip and fall injury attorney, like Jerry Jaramillo or John Sacks, will conduct a thorough investigation. How did your accident occur? What were the circumstances? Was there water on the ground? Was there an obstacle in your way? Was the property poorly maintained? While you focus on recovering, your attorney will compile the evidence to create a strong case for you.

Our Tampa slip and fall attorneys have over 20 years of experience representing victims of injury. We focus on cases so our clients can concentrate on healing. We can assess the extent of your damages and help you determine what you can achieve through legal action.

Call us today at (813) 305-7697 for a free consultation. Our Tampa slip and fall lawyers are standing by.

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