A Florida business or property owner has a duty to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of their property, as well as to warn visitors of latent hazards that exist and might cause a slip and fall or trip and fall. The business or property owner may be liable for a slip and fall or trip and fall accident when they fail to reasonably maintain their property and/or when they fail to adequately warn visitors of any latent hazards.
A complete investigation coupled with the detailed presentation of the facts are often the keys to success with slip and fall / trip and fall injury cases. Our firm knows the local, state and federal building codes, and we have a strong understanding of foreseeable risks, hazards and safety procedures of business and residential properties. In addition, at the TRIPP LAW FIRM we work with engineering, safety and medical experts who may be called to testify on issues ranging from serious back injuries, the coefficient of friction for flooring, and on construction design including staircase design, proper lighting and railings.
Our firm represents clients that have been injured due to the negligence of business owners, property owners, landowners, marina owners, restaurants, hospitals, shopping centers, supermarkets, grocery stores, government entities and individuals throughout Florida, including Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Seminole, Largo, Bay Pines, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Tampa, Brandon, Thonotosassa, Trinity and Land O’ Lakes. Our firm also represents clients in Brooksville, Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness, Spring Hill, Weeki Wachee and throughout all of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus counties.
Slip and falls / trip and falls may result in serious injuries, such as knee injuries (torn ACL, torn meniscus), shoulder injuries, such as a torn rotator cuff, fractured ankles and other broken bones, head injuries, and wrongful death.
At the TRIPP LAW FIRM we will advocate on your behalf to seek complete and fair compensation for all damages and monetary losses, including immediate medical care and future medical care, lost wages, future lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not collect a fee unless we collect damages by way of settlement or jury trial. Our firm will front all of the costs associated with pursuing your case so there is NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES required from you.
There are several important steps to take as soon as possible after you slip and fall, incurring injuries that may be significant. Wherever the accident occurs — at a department store, grocery store, business, shopping mall, in an apartment building or in a neighbor’s yard,
Seek immediate medical care if the injury warrants,
Notify the property owner, manager or other responsible party of the incident,
Complete an incident report and request a copy of the report,
Ask for the names and phone numbers of any witnesses,
Write down the details of the incident and take pictures of the location of the incident,
Do not talk with the insurance adjuster or give a statement before consulting with a personal injury attorney.
At the TRIPP LAW FIRM, we limit our practice to personal injury law. Our firm has the knowledge, investigative team, and extensive insurance knowledge to move your case toward fair compensation for your injuries. The personal involvement of Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr., and his experienced staff is critical in documenting the evidence before it is altered.
If you have been injured due to a slip and fall / trip and fall, call Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr. for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss filing a claim or lawsuit to compensate you for your injuries and damages. The initial consultation with the TRIPP LAW FIRM is always FREE and without obligation.