Trip and fall accidents can be very severe. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you can sustain painful injuries, permanent long-term complications, and other forms of hardship. In many cases, someone else’s negligence is responsible for your trip and fall.
If you are injured in a trip and fall accident, the attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help. Our St. Petersburg trip and fall accident lawyers can represent your claim and fight diligently for your right to maximum compensation.
Why Choose Us
Our attorneys hold decades of combined experience in personal injury law. We have the skills and knowledge you need to hold the property owner accountable.
Our firm’s track record speaks for itself. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients.
We prioritize open and direct communication from consultation to settlement. Your attorney will work directly with you throughout your case.
Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe premises. This duty involves keeping the property free of hazards that could lead to a trip and fall accident. If a hazard does arise, the property owner must respond to it in a reasonable amount of time. The owner must also warn visitors of the hazard so they can avoid it, such as placing signs around a spill or marking a dangerous area off with caution tape.
Unfortunately, not all property owners uphold this duty of care, putting visitors at risk of severe injury. Trip and fall accidents can occur due to a number of hazards, including the following.
Newly mopped or waxed floors
Improper safety practices
Unstable structures, such as stairs and ladders
Loose floorboards, rugs, or mats
Potholes in parking lots
Ice that is not salted
Trash and debris on the ground
Loose cords across walkways
A lack of handrails or guardrails
Damages Available to St. Petersburg Trip and Fall Victims
If you are injured in a trip and fall accident due to a hazard on another person’s property, you can hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses through an insurance claim or lawsuit. Under Florida law, you may be eligible to recover two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages involve your tangible, financial losses, while non-economic damages refer to your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Common types of damages available in a trip and fall accident claim include the following.
Loss of future earnings
Past and future medical expenses
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Depression and anxiety
The value of your claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your accident. Generally, the more severe your injuries, the higher your settlement will be. Your St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer from Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help you identify the damages you qualify for and accurately estimate your potential award.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you are injured in a trip and fall accident, you need an attorney on your side. In these situations, the St. Petersburg trip and fall attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your optimal path to maximum compensation.