Time is Against you in a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale
If you are involved in a slip and fall incident you may find yourself looking for a Fort Lauderdale lawyer who specializes in slip and fall accidents. Obviously not all falls require the services of a personal injury law firm but if you suffer injuries, and you may not discover that until days after the incident, an experienced premises liability attorney may become a necessity.
Prior to 2010 a premises liability lawsuit actually favored the plaintiff in that the burden of proof fell on the property owner to prove conditions on his premises did not cause an injury. However, in 2010 the Florida legislation changed the law shifting the burden of proof to the plaintiff (injured party). That significantly changed the way slip and fall attorneys had to pursue these cases.
Time is of the Essence
If you are obviously hurt as a result of the fall with a limb broken or strained, your first concern is to get immediate medical attention. However, in many slip and fall accidents there will not be any immediate evidence of an injury. Symptoms may not show up for days after the event particularly if you hit your head.
If this is the case we recommend that at the time of the accident you take a cell phone picture of what caused the fall and report it to a responsible representative of the property owner. Get that person’s name and contact information but do not sign any release or other form.
Go to your doctor and get checked out. Don’t wait for a concussion to manifest itself. If you are diagnosed with an injury that is the time you want to engage a proven personal liability law firm like Martin, Lister & Alvarez. Once you are represented the calls from the insurance company and their lawyers stop. Your attorney initiates an investigation and deals with the defendant’s lawyer.
Your job is to get healed, your attorney’s job is to represent your best interests and push for equitable compensation.
If you think you have a slip and fall lawsuit contact our office today for a free case review.