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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 fell 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.
Florida pure comparative negligence law states that you can recover compensation even if you are deemed to be 99% at fault for the accident. The way pure comparative negligence works is, you are found to be at fault from a percentage of 0 to 100. If you are found to be 100% at fault for the accident, you will be barred from compensation. If you are found to be 0-99% at fault, you can collect an award, but it will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found to be 30% at fault for your slip and fall, and you have been awarded $10,000 for your injuries, then you will be able to collect $7,000 of that award. We make it our job to prevent the insurance company from putting any fault on you for the slip and fall.
To learn more about Slip & Fall cases, download our free Slip & Fall Guide today.
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.
What Our Clients Have Said About Us.
“My son suffered a debilitating injury and by the grace of God we were referred to Eric Ragatz for representation. My son had unique circumstances and Eric went above and beyond in recognizing what needed to be done in his situation. Eric was personable, trustworthy and thorough throughout the entire case. Eric has excellent communication skills, continually explaining the options, as well as an attentive and helpful staff. Eric worked very hard for a favorable outcome which resulted in a pivotal difference in my son’s life. We consider Eric Ragatz a Godsend in our life.” – Joyce
“These guys were amazing for my family when we really needed someone to fight for us! We lost our grandmother suddenly to nursing home abuse and really didn’t know where to turn until we found Edwards & Ragatz. They were so knowledgeable, kind but yet fought hard for us. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!” – Andy
“Consummate professionals, caring, compassionate and confident! Attorney Eric Ragatz and his team are amazing. He truly represents your interests and understands it is YOUR future hanging in the balance. Eric is extremely thorough and knows how to “get things done”. He is a “straight-shooter” and is well-versed in the medical malpractice field having years of trial and litigation experience. We are pleased with the experience we had with this firm. Would definitely recommend!” – Amy
Choosing a Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Lawyer.
You can report nursing home abuse in the state of Florida by contacting the Health Care Administration (HCA). They will likely take your statement and open an investigation. Before reporting nursing home abuse, we would advise you to call your lawyer first to ensure you are collecting all sufficient evidence. In this video, Eric explains more about what to look for when selecting a nursing home abuse or neglect lawyer.