Should you Accept the Insurance Company's First Offer?

The 3 Thing You Need To Know If You’re Injured In A Florida Slip & Fall

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Mar 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida personal injury lawyer discusses the 3 things you need to know if you are injured in a slip and fall.

Many folks are seriously injured in slip and fall accidents whether they slip on a wet floor, a parking bumper, a poorly lit parking lot or an uneven stairway.  As a general rule, slip and fall cases are difficult to prove and juries have a tendency to place a good bit of fault on the person who fell.  Because of all these issues, there are 3 things you need to know if you hope to receive compensation for your slip and fall injuries.

1. The How & Why

It happens all the time; somebody calls up my office and explains that they have been seriously injured in a slip and fall.  My first question is HOW DID YOU FALL ?  I can't tell you how many times there is dead silence on the other end of the phone.  I ask them again, HOW DID YOU FALL? And then the caller will sheepishly say “ I DON'T KNOW. ”  If the caller doesn't know how they fell, the odds of finding a lawyer to assist him/her is slim to none.

If the call knows how they fell, I next ask them “WHY DID YOU FALL.”  Because you didn't see the product on the floor or you didn't see the defect or the lights were out and it was dark.  There has to be a why – think about the why before you discuss your case with a Florida slip and fall lawyer.

2. Witnesses or Video

It is very important in slip and fall cases to corroborate your story.  If there were witnesses to your fall – it is important to get their names and numbers so they can provide information about the event.  Additionally, you should look around the area or have a family member or friend look around the area to see if there is any surveillance video of the event.  Witnesses and video surveillance can shed light on the how and why and corroborate the event.

3.  Your injuries

You should have some understanding of your injuries when you call a lawyer's office and your slip and fall case.  You do not need to know specifics but you should be able to explain that you broke your ankle or your wrist in the fall.

Florida slip and fall cases are difficult to prove if the injured person is not able to describe how and/or why he fell and be able to corroborate the event. If you have any questions about a Florida slip and fall case, call our Leesburg personal injury, Guy S. DiMartino directly on his cell at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

What makes me Unique?

What distinguishes my firm from the many injury firms throughout the state is my background as a chiropractic physician treating injured patients for 17 years. This gives you the benefit of having someone fighting for you that understands the nature and extent of your injuries and your road to recovery.

We are Partners

If you are my client, we are partners in your road to recovery. You will always have direct access to me to have your questions answered.

Copyright © 2017 Guy S. DiMartino DC, JD, PA

Areas That We Serve: Hammond, IN | Highland , IN | St. John, IN | Schererville, IN | Griffith, IN | Merrillville, IN | Hobart, IN | Portage, IN | Burns Harbor, IN | Ogden Dunes, IN | Gary, IN | South Haven, IN | Valparaiso, IN | Kouts, IN | Knox, IN | Hebron, IN | DeMotte, IN | Cedar Lake, IN | Crown Point, IN | Dyer, IN | Lowell, IN | Michigan City, IN | LaPorte, IN | Wanatah, IN | Westville, IN | Winamac, IN | South Bend, IN | Plymouth, IN | Elkhart, IN | Whiting, IN | Rolling Prairie, IN