When A Slip-And-Fall Accident Is Serious
For various reasons, slip-and-fall accidents are sometimes depicted as humorous events in cartoons and action movies. In fact, however, a slip-and-fall accident is never funny when it causes serious harm. Some slip-and-fall accidents result in life-changing, catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or spinal injuries.
Your slip-and-fall accident may have happened in a public place such as a mall or park, at someone else’s home, at a boating dock, on the job at a construction site or in any other place or circumstances. If you need medical care, this is a clear sign that you also need legal advice. At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., in St. Petersburg, you will find the counsel and representation that you need to pursue compensation for your injuries.
About Premises Liability Claims And Slip-And-Fall Accidents
There may be more than one responsible party in connection with your slip-and-fall accident involving:
- Stairs or steps
- A slippery surface
- A messy walkway
- A defective or missing handrail
- Poor lighting
You may have a premises liability claim against:
- The owner of a building, parking lot or other type of property
- The manager of a retail store, boating dock or other type of commercial property
- A subcontractor who left hazardous debris behind at the construction site where you were working when you fell
Regardless of who was responsible for the area where you slipped or tripped and fell, you should ideally get legal advice as soon as possible. Your medical needs have the top priority, of course, but legal counsel can help ensure that you will be able to claim all available compensation from all appropriate sources.
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Why It Is Often So Important To Get Legal Advice Right Away
It is common for site managers and property owners to make changes at the site of a slip-and-fall accident. It may then be difficult or impossible to get clear evidence such as photos showing what the scene was like when you fell. It is important to get legal representation as soon as possible after a fall injury that results in serious or catastrophic injuries.
If you are the spouse, parent or child of someone who was injured by falling in or near St. Petersburg, I urge you to contact me right away even if your loved one is unconscious or in too much pain to talk. I may be able to get video surveillance footage and valuable eyewitness testimonies to support your premises liability claim if we act in time.
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I am attorney John R. Mathias, a caring and experienced personal injury lawyer in St. Petersburg. I look forward to hearing from you so I can share how I can help you now and in the long term after a slip-and-fall injury that caused serious injuries.