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Trip & Fall FAQs

What should I do if I have suffered an injury in a trip and fall case?

Trip and fall accidents can be more serious than many people realize. Your first priority in these cases should be to get a full medical evaluation. This is especially important if you have hit your head; brain injuries can be fatal within hours, so prompt medical attention is vital.

In addition to medical attention, you will want to document any evidence related to your fall and you will want to report the accident. One phone call you will want to make right away is to a personal injury attorney such as the legal team at Flaxman Law Group. A local attorney in Hollywood can guide you through the claims process and can point you to local resources that can help you.

Should I take pictures of where I fell?

If possible, it can be a good idea. Pictures can show the conditions of a sidewalk or the area where you fell, which can help bolster your case. Even if you have only a phone with you or a mobile device, consider taking pictures from multiple angles. Take some photos up close and some from far away to show the entire area.

Do I have a claim?

If you can show that someone’s negligence has led to your injuries and your injuries have resulted in damages, such as medical bills, you may have a claim. However, a number of Florida and Hollywood laws may affect your options for compensation. If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident, the best way to determine whether you have a claim is to contact a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney can usually tell you quite quickly whether you have legal options for recovery.

Should I file a claim?

Deciding to file a claim is a very personal choice. However, if you have suffered losses and damages from a trip and fall accident, it is important to get legal advice and to speak to an attorney about how much your case may be worth. If you cannot pay the money needed for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, a claim may be one option to avoid financial distress later on.

How can Flaxman Law Group prove liability in my case?

Flaxman Law Group works with architects, expert witnesses, engineers, investigators, and other professionals. In a premises liability case, we may use experts to show how a dangerous situation led to an injury and we may interview witnesses or subpoena a property owner’s records to show that a property owner was negligent in remedying a dangerous condition. Our legal team may uncover leases, work contracts, and deeds to investigate and prove a claim.

What should I look for in a trip and fall accident attorney?

A local attorney who has extensive experience with trip and fall and personal injury cases is essential. This type of attorney has likely handled cases similar to yours and understands what it takes to win a settlement or claim. You may also want to look for someone with experience in negotiating with insurance companies, since in many cases your case will involve these types of companies as defendants.

Charles Flaxman of Flaxman Law Group, for example, has more than ten years of experience in the insurance industry as well as more than 25 years of courtroom and negotiating experience as a trial attorney. His understanding of insurance companies and his years of experience ensure that he knows what strategies to use when building a case.

Do you have more questions about trip and fall or premises liability laws in Florida? Contact Flaxman Law Group toll free at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) or use our email to get in touch. We may be able to offer advice or answer some questions over the phone or we can set up a free case review for you to discuss your questions with a member of our legal team. Se Habla Español.