SLIP TRIP AND FALL

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Many lawyers do not want to take slip, trip and fall cases. These cases are more difficult to handle, and experience is imperative in order to handle them and help the client recover for their injury.

Jim Magazine has years of experience and has settled and tried hundreds of premises / slip and fall cases. Slip and falls are recoverable in the state of Florida. In fact, all places of business have a duty to make their premises safe from harm. The most common slip and fall cases are

  • Slippery or wet floors with no signs
  • Deficient lighting
  • Floor mats that are loose or not properly placed
  • Apartment complex injuries

These cases take place in grocery stores, hotels, shopping malls, retail stores and other places of business. Once you are injured in a slip and fall it is important to remain where you fall and ask for a manager and have the store call an ambulance if you are unable to move. Make sure to look around at the conditions of the place you fell and get contact information from any witnesses. Take pictures of the substance you slipped on if possible and file an incident report before you leave. If you think you are feeling well enough to leave on your own, seek medical attention as soon as possible as you may not feel the physical effects of the accident until you are home or a few days later.

In the State of Florida the lawyer must show that there was a violation of the duty of care. Jim Magazine has years of experience handling slip, trip and fall cases where a commercial or private company had unsafe conditions, and someone was injured as a result of these unsafe conditions. In Florida the client has four years from the exact date that the accident occurred to raise a claim.

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James (Jim) Magazine is a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer who has spent his career helping injured victims. Jim is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 1990 and is also admitted to practice at the Appellate level and admitted to the United States Supreme Court.