Tampa Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident, there are probably a lot of questions going through your mind. The following is a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding slip and fall accidents:
What is the first thing that you should do after a slip and fall accident?
First, if serious injuries are sustained as a result of your slip and fall accident, seek immediate medical attention. If there are any witnesses, be sure to get their contact information along with the contact information of the property owner where the fall occurred.
Who should be contacted about my accident?
Even if there is no immediate injury, it is important that you let the property owner know of your slip and fall. If you have been injured, be sure to contact an attorney with experience in slip and fall accidents, such as James O. Cunningham.
What caused me to slip and fall in the first place?
As with any accident, in a slip and fall accident, it is important to document the scene of the accident. Are there any hazards or circumstances that may have caused you to slip and fall such as a wet spot on the floor or a broken step? If so, and the building owner was aware of the problem and failed to fix it, he or she could be held responsible for your accident.
Will they fight my slip and fall claim?
If you bring a claim against the property owner for your slip and fall injuries, chances are they will fight it. Typically, they will argue that your slip and fall was in fact your fault and that there was nothing they could do to prevent you from falling. This is why it is important to get the names and contact information of any witnesses to your slip and fall, as they could provide valuable evidence to counter the property owner’s side of the story.
After a slip and fall accident, it is likely you have many questions and concerns along with a growing pile of medical bills. Working with a qualified and knowledgeable personal injury attorney will help you get answers and compensation. If you have been injured in a Florida slip and fall accident, please contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 813-355-9772 today.