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If you have slipped, tripped, fallen and gotten injured as a result of another person’s carelessness, you may be eligible for compensation. These cases can be complex with accidents that leave you with costly medical bills or other losses. It is the responsibility of a property owner to address spills on the floor or faulty railings on their premises. A negligent property owner who knew about a problem and did not address it should be held accountable.

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What is a Slip & Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents are likely to occur when a person encounters a poorly maintained building or property. Patrons may get injured falling on handicap parking spots, poolsides, grocery stores, restaurants or simply properties littered with debris or other tripping hazards. Wet, icy or slick surfaces also increase the risk of a slip and fall injury. 

These accidents fall under the general legal category of premises liability, where a problematic workplace, shopping mall or even private residence falls on the responsibility of the property owner. Statistics show that more than eight million emergency room visits annually are from slip and fall injuries, accounting for more than 20% of all visits, in addition to:

  • Most traumatic brain injuries occurring as the result of a fall.
  • Serious fall injuries costing $30,000 or more on average.
  • Accounting for the majority of time lost from work.
  • More than 800,000 adults over the age of 65 are hospitalized every year due to injuries from falls, mostly hip fractures or head injuries.

Types of Slip & Fall Injuries

A slip and fall can result in a number of different injuries, mild or severe, depending on where, when and how it occurs. Any of the following could be sustained as a result of an accidental fall:

  • Soft tissue trauma, such as muscle strains, torn ligaments or sprained wrists.
  • Head injuries, such as mild concussions or even traumatic brain injuries.
  • Skin lacerations, such as cuts, scrapes or chemical burns.
  • Spinal cord damage that could lead to chronic pain, partial or total paralysis.
  • Bone fractures.

After experiencing a slip or trip and fall incident, your injuries may not be readily apparent. A bumped head or twisted wrist may feel minor at first, but it could eventually lead to a permanent disability. That is why you should immediately get checked out at an emergency room or your primary care physician’s office. Neglecting this crucial step will not only make your injuries worse, but also create difficulties if you choose to pursue damages due to a lack of records. 

Proving a Slip & Fall Case

In addition to seeking medical attention, you should document the incident as well as possible immediately afterward. This should include:

  • A detailed account of the accident which includes the location and any mitigating factors like poor weather conditions.
  • Photos of the scene.
  • Contact information from witnesses to gather accounts of what they saw.

It must be able to be proven, however, that your slip and fall accident was the result of a property owner or store owner’s negligence. If you simply fell in someone’s store, that does not necessarily mean that anyone will be found negligent. There had to have been an unsafe condition and proof that the defendant knew or should reasonably have known of that unsafe condition.

How Do I Sue a Company For a Slip & Fall?

In order to figure out how to sue the company where your slip and fall occurred, you should first determine who you can sue. This often depends on the nature of the claimed negligence that took place. The store owner owns the property, but many store owners lease their property, so you may also have a claim against the landlord or property owner.

If your accident occurred due to some structural issue with the building, such as a water leak, your claim would likely be against the landlord or property owner. However if you slipped because of something that the store owner or tenant did or didn’t do, such as a failure to post a warning on a newly waxed floor, your claim would be against the store owner.

A premises liability claim for a slip and fall incident becomes possible if hazardous conditions caused your fall. Contacting a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible may help injury victims that want to explore their options. At the law firm of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we can handle the legal process so that you can physically and emotionally recover. Call today as the statute of limitations may apply and we want you and your family to recover the compensation that they deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Panter, Panter & Sampedro is among the leading personal injury law firms in South Florida. For more than 30 years, our Board Certified trial attorneys have represented individuals injured by negligent parties in cases of significant size and complexity across various practice areas.

    We are a different kind of law firm, with the legal skill and expertise needed to serve our clients, and an unwavering dedication to family values.

    We believe our success, both inside and outside the courtroom, is defined by what we care about — it’s that simple. Panter, Panter & Sampedro is an award-winning personal injury law firm — but more than that — it is a group of people that genuinely cares about protecting the rights of individuals suffering as a result of wrongdoing and negligence.

  • With a track record of success in working closely with each client, our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of accident victims and their families over the course of three decades. We guide our clients through the entire legal proceedings, from filing the initial complaint to assisting with the proper distribution of funds once compensation is awarded.

    Our vast trial experience includes substantial verdicts and settlements in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slip-and-fall, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and more.

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro’s proven team of civil trial lawyers are relied upon by the Miami and South Florida community to protect their rights and ensure justice is served by securing the best verdicts and recoveries possible.

    When our firm takes on a personal injury claim, we aggressively represent our clients and fight for the maximum compensation under the law. Rest assured that no matter how difficult the case, we are prepared to serve as your most ardent legal advocates and welcome the opportunity to hold the culpable parties accountable.  

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro proudly serves residents throughout South Florida — including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

  • No recovery, no fees.

    We believe that everyone, regardless of their financial status, should have access to sound legal counsel as they exercise their right to pursue justice and redress any harm or wrongdoing.

    At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, all our services are offered on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that any payment to the firm completely depends on whether our efforts result in a financial recovery for our client.

    Any lawyer’s fees for representing the client will be deducted from the final personal injury settlement in the client’s case or from the damages awarded after a favorable verdict, in the event that the client’s case goes to trial.

    In general, attorneys can receive up to one-third of the gross amount of a pre-suit settlement or 40% of the gross settlement recovery once a Defendant files an answer to a lawsuit. These rules are regulated by the Florida Bar, and the following summarizes our contingency fee policy:

    • Client enters into an agreement granting legal authority to the firm to represent the client in exchange for attorneys fees paid in the form of a percentage of the total recovery.
    • The firm assumes all up-front financial costs and risk associated with litigating the case. All of these expenses are paid by the firm, and are only repaid if a recovery is won.
    • The client pays no fees whatsoever, hourly or otherwise.
    • The firm’s contingency fee percentage varies based on the type of case, level of complexity, and the foreseeable resources required to litigate it properly.
    • Every case is unique, but the contingency fee percentage is always clearly agreed upon by both parties and documented in writing upon retaining our services.
  • We can. Call 305-662-6178 or submit a request for your FREE CONSULTATION to speak directly with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. We will review your case at no charge. To learn more about personal injury, please read below.

    Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.

    Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.

    Personal injury cases can involve:

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