Slip and Fall Injuries2018-08-30T19:48:26-04:00

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Slip and Fall Injuries

A slip and fall accident is one of the most common personal injury claims made against negligent businesses or property owners. It’s very unlikely that you merely tripped or fell because of your own clumsiness or lack of attention; a slippy floor, an obstruction or poor lighting could all be simple causes that weren’t your fault.

A property or business owner has an obligation to make sure that walking around their property is safe. If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall, then they are most likely liable.

You may well have a case to claim back against the medical bills you’ve paid and the damages you’ve faced. A Slip and Fall Lawyer can use their expert knowledge to recover the financial costs you’ve paid and also earn compensation for the personal damages you’ve suffered.

Our lawyers will work to ensure that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for your injury.

 

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Exceptional Personal Injury Attorney Service

St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas are both partners at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A and are repeatedly recognized for their excellence and dedication by Tampa clients.

For over 60 years Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. have been providing exceptional legal assistance to the Tampa Bay area, covering all manner of personal injury cases including slip and falls, with renowned success.

Based in St Petersburg, FL, Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is ranked by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1 Law Firm.

McQuaid & Douglas are committed to helping all our clients achieve the best possible outcome. If you’ve suffered a trip of a slip or fall, use our free consultation service today to get started on receiving the money you’re owed.

How can my slip or fall be proven as someone else’s fault?

It’s easy to think that a slip and fall was your fault. It’s such a simple accident, that many turn their noses up at it. All evidence is essential but by simply identifying a property owner’s negligence, a case can be made.

If there was “dangerous conditions” that the property owner should have known or warned you about; or conditions that a “reasonable property owner” could have found or fixed, then you have a strong case for a claim.

Dangerous Conditions

A dangerous condition is when a not obvious hazard is present without clear warning. Typical examples of this are:

  • Snow and ice that should have been cleared
  • Wet and slippery floors
  • A badly damaged floor or path, such as a pavement
  • Potholes
  • Debris and obstacles
  • Broken stairs or handrails
  • Dangerously poor lighting

Reasonable Property Owners

A property owner is not expected to make their property flawlessly safe. However, they must be a “Reasonable Property Owner”. This means they must fix or warn visitors of any dangers. If an owner was unaware of a danger, then the question becomes whether they should have known. An example of this would be a wet floor in a grocery store that should have been spotted, through frequent checks of aisles.

A Reasonable Property Owner has plans in place to avoid accidents and takes steps to prevent anyone from getting injured. The moment they fail to do this, they then become negligent and liable for any accidents that occur.

A Slip and Fall Personal Injury Attorney will check and search for evidence to prove that a property owner was negligent and should have worked to prevent the slip or fall.

The first key questions an attorney will ask are:

  • Did the property owner cause the dangerous condition?
  • Did they know of this dangerous condition and fail to correct or warn about it?
  • If the owner were unaware of the dangers, should they have known?
  • If they were unaware, did they have time to carry out checks?

Slip and fall accident lawyerHow serious can slip or fall injuries become?

Older victims, in particular, can face life-changing injuries due to a simple danger that should have been fixed. Slip and falls may seem like the most simple of accidents, but there is often no time to react. In 2015, 33,000 people died from trips, slips and falls according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Is my Landlord responsible for a trip or fall?

Just because you are living on a landlord property, doesn’t mean they are exempt from a fault in an accident. The same conditions apply to a business owner as they do to a landlord.

If your Slip and Fall Lawyer can prove negligence by the landlord, then a case is applicable.
It can become complicated if the tenant has been living in the building for some time, but a landlord should always have warned their tenants about any potential dangers when they moved in.

Why hire a Slip and Fall Attorney?

If you’ve suffered a slip and fall, then dealing with legal matters is a stress and burden you never asked for. Trying to tackle large insurance companies, business owners and lawyers is a task too big to handle, let alone while also learning the laws.

That’s where a Personal Injury lawyer helps. They will not only remove the work on your behalf but also give you an extremely good shot at recovering the damages that you deserve. A trusted and experienced attorney can:

  • Remove the stresses and communication between you and the insurance companies
  • Thoroughly analyze the accident and prepare the necessary evidence, such as video footage, medical records and accident reports
  • Be able to maneuver and understand the complexities of a slip and fall case
  • Identify the damages you have suffered. This includes missed wages, medical costs, pains and mental anguish, damage to plans and more.
  • Examine building codes and laws to determine whether they were broken.
  • Be your advocate and trusted ally throughout the process

If you or a loved one have suffered a trip, slip or fall then seeking the help of a Personal Injury Lawyer is the way to go on a successful route to receiving the compensation you deserve.

McQuaid and Douglas are known for the excellence and dedication to serving Tampa residents who have suffered slips, falls and other injuries where the fault was due to a negligent owner. We’re happy to get started today in helping you to recover.

Testimonials

I am happy to recommend Sean McQuaid to others who are looking for a car accident attorney. My family and I were injured in a car accident when visiting St. Petersburg. Mr. McQuaid was extremely knowledgeable and assisted us with every step along the way. We were very pleased with the results given the circumstances.
Chester Fun
23:06 02 Sep 19
I'm very happy that I chose Mr. McQuaid to represent me after the car accident. This was my first time dealing with this sort of problem and didn't know exactly where to start, but Mr. McQuaid stepped in and pointed me in the right direction. He set me up with all the necessary medical appointments and got the ball rolling. He handled all the paperwork and kept me updated. He is very professional and I highly advise anyone who needs a great Attorney to choose Mr. McQuaid.
Richard Drude
16:31 27 Aug 19
I love mcquaid hes been my attorney for years now. He is great with solving cases and hes good with working with his client's best interests hes a real deal big dog!!! I love them and I would refer everyone that needs a criminal or personal injury lawyer to mcquaid!!
Hynita Mitchell
13:52 26 Aug 19
I was injured in a car accident a couple of years ago. The woman who rear-ended me had minimal insurance coverage, so it was not enough to cover the costs of care I needed due to my injures. I had a severe neck injury and injured both of my TM joints. I suffered from major headaches and neck pain. Despite my treating doctors indicating that I have permanent injures, my own auto insurer refused the demand for my own underinsured motorist coverage. As a result of the denial by my insurance company, Mr. Douglas filed suit on my behalf. He and his staff were wonderful to work with. They were super responsive and walked me through the entire process. He was able to obtain a good settlement for me. I would highly recommend Mr. Douglas, and his law firm.read more
Laurel Harris
21:14 03 Aug 19
Great experience as always, Sean expedited my settlement with speed and professionalism while keeping me informed the whole time couldn't ask for anything more I highly recommend their services
Daniel Huddleson
20:02 26 Jun 19
Sean and his whole team are great! Very knowledgeable, professional, and most of all honest. This was my first time being in a situation like this and I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Once hired, I was at ease throughout the whole process knowing Sean was in my corner and fighting for me. Always keeping me in the loop of what was going on as well as being a straight shooter, with tons of experience and insight, allowed me to be able to make the best decisions for me and my family. Would definitely recommend!
Kevin Frye
20:32 12 May 19
Thank You Sean McQuaid, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for being so professional and personal. It felt like I was going to talk to a family member. You have a Top Notch Firm. My everyone be BLESSED.
Lorraine Johnsommitchell
04:33 09 May 19
My attorneys Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas were always the most professional, caring, and compassionate legal team to me. They represented me impeccably because they got to know me personally, thus they were able to relay my injuries and truly speak on my behalf and all that I had been through. I would highly recommend them.
Julia Withrow
20:10 24 Mar 19
I could honestly say with confidence that this is the best law firm in Saint Petersburg! Sean and his firm work as a team to make sure they take care of you personally, and financially. They where very accommodating from the first day. They consistently kept me updated through the process and answered any questions I had either same day or the next. In addition, they where able to cut hospital and doctors bills nearly in half creating more money for my pocket. 10/10!
Mazen Khalil
15:46 12 Mar 19
I would like to thank Johnathon Douglas, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for their outstanding work on my recent auto accident case. I was so impressed with their attention to every detail to make sure there was the very best possible outcome in the case. They were always so quick to respond to every email containing my list of questions and recommended excellent physicians for my care. I highly recommend this firm if you ever need any type of legal assistance. They are all top notch people and wonderful to have on your side!
Laura Guest
02:47 05 Mar 19
Sean McQuaid and his paralegal Suzanne Sanchez handled my personal injury case with compassion, expertise and excellence. I was more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have had a more competent team! I recommend Sean and Suzanne for anyone that is looking for personal injury legal assistance. Thank you, Sean and Susanne!
Leslie Driscoll
22:43 12 Feb 19
Sean McQuaid is the best. I'm able to sleep at night anytime he's handling any one of my legal matters. He answers your questions and returns phone calls promptly (once while he was on vacation with his family). Thank you Sean.
Marilyn Lewis
23:08 31 Jan 19
Seasoned professionals capable of handling any level of business/personal endeavor to their client's satisfaction. The ONLY law firm I call or recommend. Sean McQuaid is our go-to lawyer for all of my family's needs over the past two decades - he gets results.
jay johnson
22:58 31 Jan 19
I recently was involved in a motorcycle accident and I immediately contacted Johnathan Douglas . He was very prompt and moved quikly to set up medical advisors that were able to help me. Johnathan was there every step of the way, sometimes on a daily basis. Johnathan is very passionate about his work and is second to none and is very professional. He was able to reach a settlement in my case that I was vey pleased with. I would highly recommend Johnathan to anyone that needs the best representation for your particular needs and he deserves a 5 star rating for sure. Trust me Johnathan will not disappoint.read more
Gene Maxwell
19:37 27 Jan 19
We would like to thank McQuaid & Douglas for the best possible settlement in my husband's Personal Injury case.During this difficult time Sean and Suzanne were there for us through every step of the process. Anytime we had questions or needed updates on the case they quickly responded. We highly recommend them!
Jennifer Rice
16:23 13 Dec 18
Iam very satisfied with my lawyer, Sean McQuaid. He was well informed and smart. He was also helpful and kind. I highly recommend him!
Lubna Hameed
20:13 03 Nov 18
Awesome attorney! Sean McQuaid had my charge dropped. He was on top of every detail. Great experience. Will definetly go to him in a heartbeat if I ever have any legal matters. Will recommend to family/friends.
Brittany 8189
19:58 16 Oct 18
Jonathon Douglas is an amazing attorney. There is no question that Jonathon and his team deserve a 5 star rating. They worked tirelessly to get a great result for me.
Joshua Hale
18:08 07 Sep 18
Jonathon Douglas was there for me and my family in our time of need. If you are looking for an attorney who gets results, look no further. I highly recommend Jonathon.
Bjorn Erickson
18:06 07 Sep 18
Attorney Jonathon Douglas has always been a valuable resource to all things legal for me and my family. However, legal expertise is not the only attribute that defines this lawyer. He has that additional quality of a humane perspective that isn't taught or learned, it's innate. You can find any attorney on the web or TV, but few will cut to the core of your needs as adeptly and compassionately as Jonathon.
ben boyle
15:18 05 Sep 18
I was recently in a car accident and contacted St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Jonathon Douglas. The very next day, he got things rolling and put me in touch with medical providers who really helped me. Jonathon was able to quickly move my case forward and reach a settlement that I was very happy with. I would recommend Jonathon Douglas to anyone and everyone.
Scott James
20:54 24 Aug 18
Definitely A five star attorney and very professional Randy M Harris
Randy Harris
20:21 29 Jul 18
If you want and need a great attorney that knows and cares, Sean McQuaid would be the person you want on your side. He shoots straight from the hip with no guessing games. Gets the job done in your favor! Thank you Mr McQuaid!
McMillan's Appliance Plus LLC
17:35 06 Jul 18
If you're looking for a excellent attorney look no further, Sean is hands down the BEST. I've used him several times he has ALWAYS exceeded my expectations. He's very well known and respected amongst the Pinellas country courts, Sean will truly go to bat for you when it matters. Most importantly he's a lawyer with honesty and integrity would HIGHLY recommend to anybody in need.
Dan Tellone
15:44 25 Jun 18
He did a great job I would use him as my lawyer in the future if needed and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks for everything you did for me I appreciate everything! King
Carrie King
03:19 17 Feb 18
Sean McQuaid is an amazing attorney. He has worked with me on 2 cases. Both of which I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. During the entire process, he always kept me up to date and was easy to get ahold of. If I had questions, he would always get back to me right away. He made going through a difficult time much less stressful. And for that I am truly grateful.
Alicia Liberatore
04:58 08 Dec 17
Sean McQuaid and his team where extremely professional and very forthcoming. His response time to requests is impeccable. He is fair, very compassionate and very thorough. He was very protective of myself and my care. He followed through weekly and often daily with my physicians to ensure I received the best care. Thank you, Sean for such an amazing outcome to what was a very difficult time in my life.
Jennifer Fintz
15:51 17 Nov 17
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