Slip and fall accidents are a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the fall.
Slip and fall incidents can happen in seconds but the ramifications resulting from their injuries can last a lifetime.
Evidence from a slip and fall incident must be gathered and preserved as soon as possible. Unlike a car accident, police do not typically respond to the scene of a slip and fall incident. The only record of the slip and fall incident often becomes the store manager’s or property manager’s report of the accident. This of course is often skewed to favor the property owner or occupier.
Your case will depend heavily on this evidence including:
- Your statement
- Witness statements
- The report completed by the owner, occupier or manager of the property
Insurance carriers will often contact the victim directly with questions about the slip and fall incident. It is highly recommended that you do not directly communicate with the insurance company of the property owner or occupier and allow your attorney to handle these calls or be present. Our experience will protect the actual facts and reasons you slipped and fell, and prevent the insurance company from complicating the incident.
The attorneys at McGRATH GIBSON are an experienced group of Jacksonville slip and fall lawyers. We have represented hundreds of slip and fall victims and possess the experience needed in these types of accident claims.
Whatever the circumstances of your injury, it is advisable to gain experienced legal counsel as soon as possible after your accident. Call our personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation at (904) 358-3300.