Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
After my slip and fall, what information should I obtain and keep?
It is important to report the fall to the proper authorities so they can document the fall and get you medical attention. If at a retail location, this should be the store manager or security personnel. If the fall took place at a person’s home, make sure you put the owner on notice about the fall. If you fell on a wet substance, make sure you note what that substance was and if possible, take pictures. Also, make sure to note any witnesses to the fall. Try to get their names and phone numbers, in case the retail location or home owner denies the fall took place or that it was their fault.
I am hurt from my slip and fall, what is next?
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. . Insurance companies will use gaps in treatment or delays in starting treatment against you. It is also important to seek the counsel of an attorney, especially if the fall was not your fault. Liability or fault is the toughest element to prove in a slip and fall case. The premises where you fell will try to put most, if not all of the blame on you. They will also claim they did not have notice of the dangerous condition. These are the typical defenses we see in slip and fall cases. Having an attorney help you with these issues from the very beginning will help keep the pressure on these companies to handle your claim fairly and honestly.
Unlike automobile accident cases, there is no Personal Injury Protection for my bills, what should I do?
That is correct. In slip in fall cases, there is no Personal Injury Protection to cover the first $2,500 or $10,000 of your medical bills. If working with an attorney, the doctors treating you will ask for a letter of protection, which means they will treat you and worry about collecting their outstanding balances after the case has resolved. Another way to make sure you are protected after a fall is to seek doctors that accept your health insurance, if you have it. Health insurance is not available for everyone, so a letter of protection might be the only other alternative if you need ongoing medical treatment.
How long after my slip and fall can I bring a claim?
Typically you have four (4) years from the date of the slip and fall to bring legal action against the at fault party. After four (4) years, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit against the at fault party.
Why choose STAMATAKIS + THALJI + BONANNO for your slip and fall case?
At STAMATAKIS + THALJI + BONANNO, we pride ourselves in offering personal attention to each and every slip and fall case that comes through our door. We understand that no two slip and falls are the same, so we treat every case differently based on the unique facts surrounding each one. Rob Bonanno has over twelve (12) years of experience representing insurance companies, as well as individuals injured in slip and fall accidents. At STAMATAKIS + THALJI + BONANNO, you will be treated as an individual with the personal attention you deserve.