According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall accidents are the single largest cause of emergency room visits. When it comes to slip and fall accidents, we may be able to prove the owner of the property was negligent. In order to build a strong case, we must show that the following occurred:
- The condition of the property was dangerous;
- The owner knew, or should have known, about the property’s condition;
- The owner had a reasonable amount of time to fix the condition of the property.
Property owners are responsible for what goes on at their location as well as the safety of those who come on their property. If you have been injured in a Tampa slip and fall accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injury. There are some things that an injured party could do after an accident:
1. Keep a Record.
Record the events leading up to the accident, time and place, weather conditions, who was present and how the incident played out. Document the extent of your injuries, both physical and mental including the effect of your injuries on every day aspects such as work, social or personal life. Include information about doctor and therapist visits, time missed from work, events you had to cancel and the effect it has had on your family and close relationships.
2. Preserve Evidence.
Preserving evidence from your accident will be very beneficial in your case. Take pictures of the scene, documents about your injuries, and property damages.
3. An Incident Report.
Speaking with the property owner or manager and filing an incident report or a police report will be helpful for your case. This provides details of the incident, preliminary assessment of fault, and information about those who witnessed the incident.
4. Meet with BJE Law, P.A. for a free consultation.
Text/call BJE Law, P.A at (813) 992- HURT to evaluate your case for FREE.
For your first meeting with Tampa Accident attorney please bring the following information and documentation with you:
- Insurance coverage information
- Medical forms
- Police or incident reports
- Other detailed information about the incident