Slip & Fall Accident Attorney in Tampa
Committed to Ensuring the Responsible Party is Held Liable
Slip and fall accidents can result in potentially severe, sometimes catastrophic injuries from which one may never recover. If your slip and fall accident took place on someone else’s property as a result of negligence, do not hesitate to retain skilled legal representation to pursue compensation.
At Four Rivers Law Firm in Tampa, our personal injury team will fight on your behalf to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries, so you can move past this terrible incident.
Reach out to our law office today at (813) 331-5056 to set up a free initial case review with one of our experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your slip and fall accident case.
The Statute of Limitations for Filing a Lawsuit
Every state has a statute of limitations, or timeframe, during which a plaintiff must file a lawsuit. In Florida, if you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, you have four years to file a lawsuit, beginning on the date of the accident. If more than four years pass after the accident, you will miss out on your opportunity to pursue compensation altogether.
The Impact of Comparative Negligence
When filing a personal injury lawsuit for a slip and fall accident, you can expect the property owner to attempt to partially blame you for the accident to reduce the amount of compensation you receive. This tactic is known as comparative negligence and, if the defendant is successful, your reward will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you.
Below are some of the arguments a property owner may present in court:
- You were in an area of the property where visitors are not usually expected to be.
- You were not paying attention, or you were too distracted to pay attention to where you were going.
- You wore footwear that was unsafe or inappropriate for the situation.
- Reasonable steps were taken to alert visitors of a dangerous condition in the area where you had your accident.
Our personal injury team understands the tactics that property owners and insurance companies use to prevent injured parties from obtaining the compensation they deserve and will thoroughly evaluate the details of every case we represent to secure the best possible results.
Request a Consultation with an Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today!
If you were injured on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions, you should not hesitate to secure experienced legal representation. Injuries can be costly, resulting in medical bills, lost wages, and more, so it is crucial to take action to pursue compensation. At Four Rivers Law Firm in Tampa, we can provide the support you need.
Reach out to our law office in Tampa today at (813) 331-5056 to request a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.
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