Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Attorney in Clearwater, FL
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents Attorney in Clearwater, FL
Have you been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident in Clearwater, FL? You need a personal injury attorney who is well-versed in slip, trip and fall personal injuries. Attorney John Andreopoulos is accomplished in the area of personal injury law. In Florida, slip, trip and fall injuries have become more difficult to prosecute because of changes in state laws. However, John has significant experience in these types of cases and has negotiated and litigated successfully for hundreds of clients. You are never charged for legal fees or services until John recovers money for you.
Premises Liability in Clearwater, FL
Slip, trip, and fall accidents are unique in terms of client and location. Sometimes these events lead to minor scrapes, but sometimes they lead to serious injuries or even death. Since every case is different, Attorney John Andreopoulos takes great care to examine each one from every possible angle. To proceed with these cases, John will investigate the incident from its very beginning. A thorough investigation is the cornerstone of a successful claim.
Attorney John Andreopoulos has investigated, negotiated, and litigated hundreds of these cases for our clients in Clearwater, FL and throughout Florida. Sometimes, an accident is truly an accident. However, in many of these cases, the owner of the premises neglected to take reasonable or appropriate care to alert patrons of hazards. In these cases, the injured party is eligible for compensation. Personal injuries resulting from slip, trip, or fall accidents can lead to substantial medical bills, missed work and wages, and pain and suffering. If a property owner has failed to meet the standards for a safe environment and you get hurt as a result, you deserve to be compensated—and John Andreopoulos will fight aggressively on your behalf.
Florida ‘Slip and Fall’ Laws
Tort reform has made it more difficult for victims of slip, trip and fall accidents in Florida to achieve compensation for their medical bills, missed wages, and pain and suffering. To win a slip and fall case, attorneys must prove that the business establishment or property owner was careless or negligent and that they had ‘constructive knowledge’ of the hazard and then failed to take an action to remedy it.
If you fall on wet floor in a store, you have to prove that the store staff knew that there was a spill and that it failed to do something about it. Attorney John Andreopoulos has the investigative skills needed to secure this proof. John will often obtain surveillance video recordings or interview witnesses to create a winning strategy for his clients. But time is of the essence to secure this evidence crucial to ever Slip and Fall case. If you’ve been involved in a slip, trip and fall accident, it’s best to contact an experienced attorney right away. The sooner John can launch his investigative activities, the greater the probability of your case’s success.
Of course, there are many hazardous conditions that have contributed to injuries suffered by our clients. Defective flooring, hazardous sidewalks, or other dangerous features left unmarked and unrepaired by property owners can cause individuals serious injuries. In these cases, liability of the owner of the premises may be clear. Even so, you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively represent your interests at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
Did the Property Owner Maintain a ‘Reasonably’ Safe Environment?
There’s a lot of gray area in the term ‘reasonable.’ How unreasonable must an environment be maintained before a property owner can be liable for another’s injuries? When Attorney John Andreopoulos takes a slip, trip and fall accidents case, he will thoroughly assess if the defendant did, indeed, fail to act reasonably to maintain a safe environment. He may ask questions that include:
- How long did the hazardous condition exist on the property?
- Was there sufficient time for the property owner to remedy the hazardous situation?
- Did the property owner have procedures in place to check for potentially hazardous property conditions?
- Does the property owner have a record of measures taken to check or maintain a safe environment?
- Could the property owner have made the hazard less dangerous? Could they have posted signs? Could they have blocked people from the immediate area of the hazard?
- Was limited visibility a factor in the incident?
John will pursue the answers to these and other relevant questions in order to represent your best interests. Whether your slip, trip and fall accident case is clear cut or complex, Attorney John Andreopoulos has the experience and tenacity needed to diligently represent you. If you’ve been hurt at no fault of your own because of another’s negligence, carelessness, or wrong-doing, you have every right to try to achieve compensation—and we’ll help you every step of the way.
What Should You Do If You’ve Been Hurt in a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident in Clearwater, FL?
If you’ve slipped, tripped, or fallen and suffered an injury, you should first seek medical treatment. Getting treatment for yourself or a loved one is the first priority in any situation involving an injury. In many instances, you may not know how serious your injuries are at the time of your fall. It’s important to visit your doctor, an urgent care center, or hospital emergency room so that your injuries can be professionally examined by a medical doctor and so they can be documented. These medical records will constitute essential pieces of evidence if you choose to seek compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.
Also, it’s important to report the accident right away. If you’ve fallen in a store, you need to alert the manager so that the incident will generate an accident report. In fact, you should ask that the property owner record the event in writing and provide you with a copy that you take with you before you leave.
Although it’s not always possible, it’s extremely helpful if you can document anything and everything about where you fell. Who is the manager? Are there any witnesses and what are their names? If you can collect names, numbers, and addresses, you will be helping your legal claim should you decide to pursue the matter. It’s important to document precisely where the incident occurred. Take pictures with your cell phone of the area where you fell, especially of any liquid on the floor. Make a note of what you were doing when the incident occurred.
Don’t give any statements to the property owner, manager, or their insurance company. You don’t owe them any communication and if you do make statements, they could be used against you during negotiation or litigation. Don’t post to social media.
Finally, call a trusted Clearwater, FL, law firm experienced in slip and fall cases. Attorney John Andreopoulos has successfully represented hundreds of clients in Clearwater, FL and throughout Florida. John will provide you with further legal guidance to help you recover the compensation you deserve. John has a proven track record of success and won’t charge you any legal fees unless he wins or successfully settles your case.
Why Choose Andreopoulos Law Firm For A Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents Case?
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident, you need reliable representation to win your case at the negotiation table or in court. Attorney John Andreopoulos focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and you can count on him to do the following:
- Handle all the paperwork. The paperwork in these cases can be confusing, but John has the experience needed to manage all the details associated with legal forms.
- John knows the deadlines. There is a time limit for filing slip and fall cases. He will provide you with all the information you need to know for filing your claim.
- John will treat you like the individual you are. You aren’t merely a case to him. You’re a person—and you’ve suffered enough. He will help you throughout your legal journey.
- John will communicate with you about each aspect of your case. He will also speak in plain English—not legal-ease—in order to make sure you understand everything involved.
Don’t Minimize Your Pain and Suffering!
If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a a slip, trip and fall accident injury, you deserve fair compensation. Injuries can interfere with your life, cause you to miss work, cause you to experience physical pain and mental anguish, and they can lead to immense medical bills. If another party is at fault for your injury, they are liable.
Attorney John Andreopoulos will not charge you for an initial consultation. Tell John what you experienced. He can assess your claim and help you determine if you are likely to win compensation. You have nothing to lose. If John pursues your case, he won’t charge you unless and until he wins your case and obtains compensation for you. That is how much John is committed to achieving success on your behalf.
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall injury in or around Clearwater, FL, call Attorney John Andreopoulos. John will do everything he can to help you win your case and achieve the fair compensation you deserve.
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