The Number 1 Thing You Need To Know If You’re Going To Make A Florida Slip and Fall Claim

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Apr 08, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg-Tavares personal injury lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, explains the NUMBER ONE thing you need to know if you've been injured in a Florida slip and fall claim.

The same phone call happens time and time again. A prospective client will call up because they've been seriously injured when they slipped, tripped and fell on a commercial property.  The caller is clearly injured, many times he/she has a broken pelvis, hip, knee cap, shoulder or wrist.

The first question that I ask them is WHY DID YOU FALL?  I can't tell you how many times there is a dead silence on phone.  I can't tell you how many times the caller tells me that they do not know why they fell.  When I hear that answer – I wish them well and tell them that I cannot help them.  Why, a person who is injured on somebody's property in Florida is not entitled to receive compensation for their injuries just because they fell.

Florida's Slip, Trip & Fall Law

In order to receive compensation for slip, trip and fall injuries, the injured person has to show that the property owner or renter was negligent.  The law requires the property owner or renter to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition, and if there is a problem with their property, they are to warn customers and guests of the danger.

If the person who fell does not know why the fell – how can they prove that the property was unreasonably dangerous or unsafe?

If you hope to be successful in a Florida trip, slip and/or fall case, the number 1 thing you need to know is WHY YOU FELL.

If you know why you fell and you have any questions about a potential claim, you can call me directly on my cell phone at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right hand side of the screen.

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+


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