Trip and Fall FAQs
What do I do after having a fall?
Knowing what caused the fall is the most crucial piece evidence in a premises liability case. Be sure to make a detailed account of what caused you to fall. If there are witnesses, get their names and contact information. And if you have a camera or camera phone, take detailed photographs of the scene.
If you fall at a business establishment then you should notify the business owner immediately. File an incident report with management. Be sure to get a copy of the report that you file. Although they will likely deny your request, ask them for the video surveillance footage.
If you fall at private residence, notify the homeowner of the fall. Tell the homeowner to contact his/her homeowner’s insurance. Ask them to give you the name of the insurance company and the policy number.
Be sure to seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Once you have addressed your injuries, call the experienced attorneys at Injured Brevard for a free legal consultation.
Who is responsible in a trip and fall case?
The negligent party in a trip and fall case is the party or company responsible for maintaining the premises where you were injured. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or party, a Florida trip and fall lawyer at Injured Brevard can assist you.
I fell at a private residence, is the homeowner responsible for my injuries?
Yes, the homeowner is responsible. If your injuries were the result of the homeowner’s negligence, the common approach is to file a claim against the homeowner’s insurance.
What is my slip and fall case worth?
If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident, the lawyers at Injured Brevard look at the following when determining what your case may be worth:
• The total cost of your past medical bills
• The cost of future medical bills based on projections by expert medical witnesses
• Any lost wages accrued to date
• Loss of earning capacity
• Pain and suffering
Combining these factors, a Melbourne, Florida trip and fall lawyer at Injured Brevard will attempt to determine what the negligent party owes you as a result of negligently maintaining their premises. At Injured Brevard, every trip and fall accident is evaluated on an individual basis. Unfortunately, the values of claims vary greatly depending on the circumstances of your accident, so it’s impossible to give a general figure for the value of a trip and fall accident. Some cases end up with large verdicts or settlements, while others are worth less. If you’ve been injured in a slip, trip, or fall, we encourage you to contact our law firm for a free legal evaluation and get started on the way to finding out how much your case is worth today.
How can I afford an attorney?
The costs and fees of litigation can be substantial. At Injured Brevard we understand this problem, that’s why we handle all cases on a contingency basis. That means, you do not pay any money to us, and you do not owe any money, until we make a recovery for you.
If you have been injured in a trip and fall in the Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, or Titusville area, or anywhere in Brevard County, it is important to contact an Injured Brevard trip and fall lawyer who can assist you in pursuing your claim. If you are in need of assistance, the trip and fall attorneys at Injured Brevard are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your fall. Call us at 321-444-4444. And remember, there are no fees or costs unless we recover for you.