Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Florida
Imagine yourself enjoying a stroll on a fine, sunny day in Florida and you suddenly slip and fall. Well, it’s not only an embarrassing incident but a grave one too. You can hurt yourself badly and end up in a hospital. Why did this happen? Was it your fault? Or it was someone being negligent about their duties?
Slip and fall accidents result in nearly 1 million ER visits and nearly 17, 000 deaths every year in the US. It is one of the common causes of serious job-related injuries. Slip and fall accidents also make up for nearly half of accidental fatalities in the home. According to CDC, slip and fall is one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the elderly. So, if you have been in a slip and fall accident that was no fault of yours, you need to file a compensation claim. And Leon Legal Group can do just that for you.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are many causes for slip and fall accidents. However, since they happen very fast, the accident victim may fail to determine the actual cause of the fall. That is where we come in. Our attorneys will investigate the actual cause of the fall. Falls usually happen due to the following reasons:
Slippery/wet floor – One of the common causes of falls is a wet or slippery floor. This could be because of standing water or sloppy cleaning.
Poorly maintained sidewalks – Accidents can occur when sidewalks are cracked or uneven. Lack of maintenance or poor construction could be the reason for disrepair.
Faulty flooring – Uneven flooring caused due to shifting of foundation or flooring materials like rugs and carpets can result in falls.
Low light – Many slip and fall accidents occur in areas with poor lighting. That is why businesses must have properly lit stores, pavements, parking lots, etc.
Unsafe stairs – Accidents can also happen when people stumble because of rickety or broken railings, handrails, etc.
Apart from the causes above, slip and fall accidents due to negligence may occur because of:
Potholes present in parking lots
Oil or grease in the working area that isn’t cleaned up
Spills that are neglected
Using floor treatments that make them skid prone
Cords spread over a walkway
Uneven flooring transitions
Using unsecured ladders
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall may seem like a minor accident but you may sustain minor as well as severe injuries if you have been in such an incident. At Leon Legal Group, we have helped victims with injuries like
Cuts and bruises
What to Do If You Have Been In a Slip and Fall Accident?
It is quite unfortunate if you have been in a slip and fall accident. But if it wasn’t your fault, you need assistance to find out the party at fault and claim compensation for the loss that you incurred. At Leon Legal Group, we provide expert assistance to victims of slip and fall accidents so that they can get back to their normal life. We help you receive decent compensation for your misfortune so that you can pay for your medical bills, cover your expenses for work hours lost, and make up for the mental suffering.
What Do We Do?
When you hire us, we initiate the process to establish your claim. This is usually a 3 step process where we
Gather records – The first and most important step of establishing a claim is to gather all records of the accident. We collect medical records, police records, medical bills, etc. to determine the extent of losses that you incurred.
Investigate – Our attorneys will also investigate the accident to find out who was at fault. This will include probing the site of the accident to understand what happened, checking security camera footage, talking with eyewitnesses, and more. This will give us a clear idea about what caused the accident and to what percentage other parties were at fault.
File a claim – Based on the losses incurred and the responsibility of other parties for your accident, we will draft a compensation claim. We will send the same to the party at fault and their insurers for an out-of-the-courtroom settlement. If everything goes fine, you will receive a settlement at this stage.
If, however, the insurers or at-fault parties do not agree to pay the compensation claim, we take the case to the court. Our attorneys will present a strong case with all the necessary evidence to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Why Should You Choose Us?
Expert professionals – When you come to us, you are guaranteed the best service from our expert slip and fall accident attorneys.
Years of experience – All our attorneys have handled countless slip and fall accident cases over many years.
Dedicated team – We have a team of hardworking professionals like paralegals, litigation support professionals, court runners, accident site investigators, and more who work with our experienced attorneys.
Personalized service – At Leon Legal Group we take the best care of our clients. Unlike other legal ‘factories’, we do not dump cases on our paralegals. We have dedicated attorneys for all our clients.
Real results – We walk the talk when it comes to compensation claims. We have settled hundreds of compensation claims in favor of our clients to cover their losses.
Available 24*7 – Any time you need help, we are just a call away. Contact us immediately when feel wronged because of the action of another.
Get professional help today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to give us a call. Book a free consultation with us and see what we can do for you. Accidents can be truly devastating. Don’t let it aggravate with mounting medical bills. Call us today for expert advice!