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Why Choose Our Slip and Fall Lawyers in Riverview?
At Franchi Law, our Riverview slip and fall attorneys here to help you get back on your feet after a slip and fall accident. If your injuries were due to the negligence or inaction of a property owner, William Franchi can help you hold them accountable, and seek the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
So get started by requesting your free slip and fall case review and consultation by calling 813-800-4LAW or booking online today.
The Anguish Of Slip And Fall Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that in the U.S., falling is a leading cause of death for individuals over 65. Here are some additional facts about the impact of falling on Americans:
- In 2020, 36,000 individuals died due to falling and falling-related injuries.
- In Florida, 24.4% of older residents fell in 2020,
- There were over 3 million emergency room visits attributable to falls in 2019.
Regardless of the age of the individual who fell, falling can cause devastating injuries such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Cracked or Broken Pelvis
- Broken Hips or Bones
- Spine Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
What’s The Difference Between A Slip And Fall Case And A Premises Liability Case?
So if any of the above injuries occurred to you, you might be able to bring legal action against the negligent property owner or developer through a premises liability case. But what is that?
A slip and fall case falls under Florida law’s larger concept of premises liability cases. It posits that individuals are owed a specific duty of care while visiting another’s property. This broad legal doctrine covers many personal injury cases surrounding property ownership.
Invitees (individuals with a business or commercial reason to be on the property) have the highest duty of care. Licensees (individuals with a personal reason to be on the property) have the second highest. In contrast, trespassers (individuals with no legal grounds to be on the property) have the lowest duty of care.
Those duty of care standards are:
- The property owner owes an individual a duty of care
- There was a lapse by the property owner in providing that level of duty of care
- The breach of duty caused harm
- That harm resulted in damages
What Should I Do After I Realize I May Have A Valid Slip And Fall Case In Riverview?
First, make sure to contact a trusted legal partner right away. Even though the statute of limitations in slip and fall cases is four years from the discovery of the injuries, it’s critical to start to work with a legal partner as soon as you realize you may have a case. Why?
Getting legal assistance means you know all the options ahead of you. A legal advisor, such as our compassionate team of Riverview personal injury lawyers at Franchi Law, can collect evidence, perform an investigation and thoroughly go through every detail of your case.
Plus, it’s important not to give insurance companies any more ammunition against you in a legal proceeding. If you wait to file a suit until the last minute, they might claim your injuries were not as severe.
So it’s critical to contact a legal partner like William Franchi and the Franchi Law team. Book your free consultation and case review by calling 813-800-4LAW or using our online scheduling page.