St. Petersburg Slip and Fall Lawyer
In St. Petersburg and throughout Florida, slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of accidental injuries. In the United States, more than 3 million people have to go to the emergency department every year to be treated for slip and fall injuries, and more than 800,000 need in-patient hospital care.
Injuries from accidental falls can be serious or fatal, especially when the accident victim has a head injury or breaks a hip. The CDC reports that falls are, in fact, the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and the cause of an astonishing 95% of hip fractures.
The tragedy is that a lot of these falls could have been prevented. People often slip or trip and fall because there is a spill that should have been cleaned up, an obstacle that should have been removed from a walkway, broken pavement that should have been repaired, or another hazardous condition that should have been taken care of.
Although property owners and managers are legally obligated to use reasonable care to keep their property safe for customers and visitors and to provide warnings of known hazards, many fail to do so. When they fail to keep their property in a safe condition and you fall and are injured because of their negligence, you have the right to bring a claim against them for damages (the expenses and losses that are caused by your fall injuries). You could receive substantial compensation for damages, especially if you have an experienced St. Petersburg slip and fall lawyer advocating for you.
The St. Petersburg Dennis Hernandez lawyers have been fighting for the rights of injured people throughout Florida for more than twenty-five years. To find out how we can help you, call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION on our website. Our expert advice and legal services are always FREE until you WIN your case.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN WINNING A ST. PETERSBURG SLIP AND FALL LAWSUIT?
To win a lawsuit in a slip and fall accident case, you need to prove four things:
- The property owner and manager had a legal duty to keep their premises safe for you.
- They failed to do so.
- Their failure was a cause of your fall.
- You have damages (expenses and losses) from your fall injuries.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do all this on your own. The experienced Dennis Hernandez St. Petersburg slip and fall lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and resources to build a compelling case to win substantial compensation for you. We will investigate your slip and fall accident, gather the evidence necessary to demonstrate negligence on the property owner and/or manager’s part caused, or contributed to causing, your slip and fall injury. We will also obtain expert testimony, medical records, and other evidence to show the full extent of your need for compensation for your present and future medical care, income losses, pain, suffering, and other losses.
COMMON TYPES OF SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY ST. PETERSBURG SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
When people fall, the force of their impact with the ground or other object can cause severe injuries that can have lifelong consequences. Some of the most common serious injuries in St. Petersburg and elsewhere include hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken ribs, disfiguring facial injuries, spinal cord injuries, joint injuries, and nerve damage.
If the injuries from your fall will cause long-term or permanent disfigurement, disability, or other significant effects on your life, you may be eligible to receive substantial financial compensation. To get started on your slip and fall claim, call a Dennis Hernandez St. Petersburg slip and fall lawyer today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page.
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN I RECEIVE IF I PURSUE A SLIP AND FALL INJURY LAWSUIT IN ST. PETERSBURG?
When you are seriously hurt in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for all the ways that your injuries have affected your life and may affect it in the future. This includes both economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses, including costs of doctor visits, prescription and over-the-counter medication, emergency room care, in-patient hospital stays, surgery, rehab, therapy, and even the cost of transportation to and from medical appointments.
- Income losses, including wages lost because your injuries prevent you from working or because you have to cut back your hours or take a lower-paying job.
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish, anxiety, and PTSD
- Scarring, disfigurement, and disability
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, assistance and guidance
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
Compensation is available not only for your current expenses and losses, but also for those that can be expected to occur in the future. Your St. Petersburg slip and fall lawyer may consult with medical and economic experts to obtain their opinions and testimony on your future needs. If you are expected to need care or to suffer from the effects of your injuries over the long term or permanently, your need for compensation will be substantial, and your lawyer will fight to get you a full and fair settlement or award.
CONTACT THE DEDICATED AND EXPERIENCED ST. PETERSBURG SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT LAWYERS
If you live in the St. Petersburg area, and you were seriously injured in a slip and fall accident anywhere in Florida, a Dennis Hernandez St. Petersburg slip and fall lawyer would be glad to provide a free case evaluation and advise you on pursuing a claim against the negligent property owner.
We have been helping Florida accident victims get full and fair compensation for more than 25 years and want to help you.
As your lawyers, we will build a compelling case by:
- Thoroughly investigating the slip and fall accident and gathering evidence showing how the property owner or manager’s negligence contributed to your fall.
- Negotiating aggressively with the negligent party’s insurance company on your behalf, so that you don’t have to.
- Fighting for your right to a full settlement that will meet your current and future needs.
- Going to court and fighting for the compensation you deserve if the insurance company won’t agree to a fair settlement.
- Never giving up and never backing down!
We will guide you through the whole legal process, keeping you informed of progress on your case, and promptly answering all of your questions.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case. Our expert legal advice and legal services are FREE until we WIN your case.