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Important Information That Good Slip And Fall Lawyers Want You To Know

A slip and fall case can leave you with life-long injuries that may require ongoing care for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, slip and fall cases are not easy to resolve, and can take months or even years to be completely settled.

Before you get involved in a slip and fall case, understand the following:

  • Slip And Fall Can Happen In The Home, Not Just In Businesses If you have been the victim of a slip and fall injury in a private home rather than a business, you can still take the case to court. Likewise, if you slip and fall in a public place, it can be possible to collect damages from the entity or individual responsible for that space.
  • You Must Be Ready To Prove Negligence In A CaseIt is crucial to work with a good slip and fall attorney because the burden of proof lies heavily on you, the plaintiff, in this kind of case. It has to be “more likely than not” that the defendant acted negligently in creating the conditions that contributed to your accident.
  • You Should Document All Damages That You SufferIn legal parlance, “damages” are the harm you suffered that can be redressed through monetary compensation. In a slip and fall, the most common form of damage is the medical bills that you must pay. Lost wages, pain and suffering, and other areas can also contribute to damages.
  • You May Receive Punitive Damages, Not Just Direct Compensation For Related ExpensesMost people go to court in order to secure the funds that they need to pay for their medical bills and other concerns related to slip and fall. However, this is not the only amount that you may be awarded. If the responsible party has acted in a particularly egregious way, you may receive an additional amount, called punitive damage, that is not “pegged” to the amount you have paid.

It Is Not Always Necessary To Go To Court In A Slip And Fall Case In Florida

The team at is aggressive when it comes to going to court, especially when it comes to getting insurance companies to pay up. However, a slip and fall case is different: You do not necessarily need to go to court to get an excellent settlement.

In many cases, merely communicating with the business or party at fault in the correct way is enough to motivate an offer. This offer should be a reasonable approximation of your damages, including the suffering that you have undergone now and may face in the future.

Should you need to go to trial, it’s especially important that all of your evidence be in order — and that you have a team of expert slip and fall attorneys to represent you.

Client Education Is Critical For Helping You Obtain The Best Possible Outcomes At Court

We’re not like other lawyers here at Goldman Babboni & Walsh. We partner with you every step of the way to ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a plaintiff. You can be an active participant — and an invaluable asset — in achieving your goals in court.

Call or email us to learn more about the important steps that you should take after being involved in a slip and fall accident. We are the #1 choice in Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Venice, and all across the beautiful state of Florida.

The faster you act, the better your odds of a successful resolution, so contact us now.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Important Information That Good Slip And Fall Lawyers Want You To Know

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