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The Importance Of Hiring An Attorney After A Slip-And-Fall Accident

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a slip-and-fall accident, calling a personal injury lawyer can help you get compensation for your injuries. There are many advantages of having a personal injury attorney such as having a legal representative to negotiate with insurance agents on your behalf. According to the circumstances of your accident, you may even maximize your compensation or file a lawsuit to hold the liable parties accountable.

Here are some of the most frequent and regularly encountered slip-and-fall accident situations we see:

  • Wet floors without any warning or caution signs
  • Oil and grease, in particular at service stations
  • A recently shined up floor
  • A market with produce lying down on the ground around the aisle
  • A shopping location with merchandise that fell on the ground
  • Cluttered or uneven walkways

The Evidence You Keep Can Make A Difference

Florida has unique legislation regarding exactly what comprises reasonable measures from store managers and operators of retail establishments to avoid slip-and-fall accidental injuries from taking place. Slip-and-fall claims require certain documentation and quite often will need immediate investigation. For example, photos and measurements of the accident location are often necessary to build a case. At Goldberg and Hirsh P.A., we understand the fact that evidence needs to be safeguarded.

Based on our experience, we also encourage slip-and-fall victims to do the following:

  • Hold onto the garments you had on at the time of your accident!
  • Keep your shoes and don’t use them again up until you consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer with regards to your accident scenario as well as the accidental injuries you sustained
  • If you were shopping and bought something, save your sales invoice and receipt for your records.
  • Secure the cellphone record for that day, especially if it demonstrates that you were not distracted talking or texting on your cellphone during the moment that the accident took place.
  • Find out if the shop had monitoring video cameras that were targeted in your direction.
  • If it was raining on the day of the accident, get the official government weather report for that day.

A slip-and-fall accident is fully fact-based, which is why it is important to keep as much evidence as possible. When we discuss your case at Goldberg and Hirsh P.A., we will ask about these sorts of circumstances that could end up proving critical in a potential slip-and-fall personal injury lawsuit.

Your Slip-And-Fall Case Requires Immediate Attention

Your accident case requires immediate action. Call us at 305-909-6522 for a free legal consultation or contact us via our online form to discuss your options and how we can help you.