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Your Path to Healing from a Slip & Fall Starts Here

It can be embarrassing to fall when you’re at someone’s house or shopping in a store, but it can be downright frustrating when that fall leaves you injured, especially if it’s not your fault. Many times, when people are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is no fault of their own.

Common Slip & Fall Injuries

You might have gone to the grocery store and slipped in a puddle of something on the floor. You could have been in someone’s backyard and fallen on their patio stairs. And while you may not have a case if you trip over your own mess in your house, you might have a claim if you trip over the broken sidewalk on your street. The most common slip and fall injuries include:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Contusions and concussions
  • Slipped discs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck or back injuries

How Slip & Fall Compensation Works

Effective March 24, 2023, H.B. 837 changed Florida from a pure comparative negligence state to a modified comparative negligence state. Under this new legislation, plaintiffs are still entitled to seek damages even if they are partially at fault, but they cannot recover damages if they are more than 50% at fault for the accident. In other words, you cannot seek compensation if your percentage of fault is greater than the defendant’s.

In a slip-and-fall lawsuit, damages are reduced in proportion to their percentage of fault. For example, if you were injured in an accident involving $10,000 in damages and you are 10% at fault, you may only recover $9,000 in damages (90% of the total $50,000). At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., we make it our job to prevent insurance companies from putting any fault on you for the slip-and-fall.

To learn more about slip and fall cases, download our free Slip & Fall Guide today!

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Choosing a Slip & Fall Attorney

It is very important you select a slip & fall attorney who knows slip & fall law in the state of Florida as it is very specific, and an attorney who has an investigator quickly at hand. Your attorney needs to know all the potential hiccups, loopholes, and the case law in order to be effective for your case, and they need to be able to hire an investigator to quickly talk to witnesses, survey the area, and preserve the evidence. In this video, Kathy explains more about what to look for when selecting a slip & fall lawyer.

Schedule Your Slip & Fall Case Consultation with Tom or Eric Today

If you are looking for strong, dedicated, and experienced representation for your slip & fall case, please call our Jacksonville attorneys at (904) 295-1050 today to set up a free consultation today.

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  • Innovative & Strategic Legal Strategies
    At Edwards & Ragatz, we offer custom legal strategies tailored to your situation. Our approach ensures that we collect higher settlements than what an insurance adjuster might offer.
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    Our commitment to a compassionate legal process means we speak with you on-site at the accident location, offer flexible meeting times, manage paperwork on your behalf, and provide consistent updates.
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    With more than 150+ years of combined legal experience, we have taken on multiple million-dollar corporations and received recoveries through the relentless pursuit of justice.