Slip and Fall Accident
When you have been hurt in an automobile accident, it often changes your entire life. You have expensive medical bills, insurance companies and law enforcement to deal with. To say nothing of the emotional trauma you feel that only adds to your stress.
According to Wikipedia, a Slip and Fall accident (also known as a trip and fall) is defined as “a personal injury claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort, a wrongful act that results in injury, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the fall.”
Florida’s Premises Liability Law requires that homes, buildings, walkways and even parking lots must be maintained and kept safe for anyone who uses them. If someone owns property that you travel on and you’re injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost time at work, and more if it can be determined that your fall was due to their negligence.
Many people have heard the term Slip and fall accident and have some understanding of what the term means. Yet most people in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens do not know what steps to take if they or someone they care about is involved in a Slip and fall accident. What you do immediately following the accident can determine if you win your case.
7 Steps to take immediately following a Slip and Fall Accident
- Seek Medical attention immediately
- Report the accident
- Keep Calm –Don’t get angry or upset
- Take Photos – Document the EXACT location where you fell
- Place the shoes and clothing you were wearing during the accident in a safe storage place.
- Call an Attorney – When considering legal action, the best person on your side is an experienced attorney. Since many slip and fall cases are difficult to prove, you need the resources of a successful law firm. We have the experience, knowledge, and history of success to recover the money you deserve. That law firm in Florida for you is Jupiter-based Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A.
If you or a person you care about gets injured in a Slip and fall in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Tequesta, Stuart or anywhere else in Florida follow these steps and then contact us right away at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne.