As a prominent Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm, Martin, Lister & Alvarez advises you to seek out the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyer as soon after the accident as possible. Time is on the side of the negligent party not the victim.
Slip and fall accidents can be tricky for a number of reasons. If you did not suffer an immediate and obvious injury it’s not uncommon to experience a sense of embarrassment and a desire to end the public attention you are getting. We encourage you to fight that urge and document the event. Use your cell phone to take a picture of what you believe caused the slip or trip and then advise a responsible supervisor or manager of the establishment. Get the name and contact information of the person you speak to but do not sign any release or other document that they may request.
Your next trip should be to your doctor. Injuries from slip and falls may not become obvious for days particularly if you hit your head. If in fact you have suffered an injury and need medical treatment you should immediately contact an experienced slip and fall attorney for a case review.
There may be legal limits on the amount of time you have to file suit but more importantly, the more time that passes the more difficult it is to investigate the event and acquire evidence. This is particularly troublesome since the law changed in 2010 putting the burden of proof on the plaintiff rather than the defendant.
Put Proven Professionals on Your Side
At Martin, Lister & Alvarez we have the resources, investigative capabilities and experience negotiating with nearly every insurance company in Florida that allows us to push for a quick fair and just settlement or, if necessary, litigate the case in court. If we accept your case you can expect the effective legal representation that has delivered equitable compensation for hundreds of clients.
Make the call to Martin, Lister & Alvarez today or use our convenient Free Consultation form located on the lower left of our website. Remember, with slip and fall cases time is an enemy. Contact us today and let us evaluate your case.