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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall Accident?


You could benefit from partnering with a lawyer on your slip and fall accident case. There are libraries filled with laws and procedures that relate to personal injury cases––and not understanding your options could jeopardize your right to damages. A representative can manage your case’s details while you focus on rebuilding your life and recovering.

At Meldon Law, we offer free case evaluations to slip and fall accident claimants throughout Florida. If you’d like to learn more about entrusting your case to our injury team, call (352) 373-8000.

Partnering With a Slip and Fall Lawyer Offers Invaluable Peace of Mind

Your case comes with many obligations––some of which can seem downright impossible at a time like this. Yet, when you entrust your case to the personal injury lawyers at Meldon Law, you get:

Service on a Contingency-Fee Basis

It costs you nothing from your own savings to hire a lawyer from our team. That’s because we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning:

  • We charge nothing upfront or out of pocket.
  • We don’t charge retainers or hourly rates.
  • Our attorney’s fees come from your awarded settlement.

In addition to offering help on a contingency-fee basis, we offer free case reviews where you can meet our team and learn more.

Time to Recover

Pursuing full and fair compensation for your injury means months of evidence-gathering and preparation. You don’t have time for that after suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident. When you work with an attorney, you can pass on your legal burdens to a professional who has your best interests at heart. In the meantime, you can rest, recover, and spend time with your loved ones.

Support When You Want It Most

Many people hear the term “slip and fall” and imagine minor injuries, like bumps and bruises. Yet, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls can cause traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and spinal cord trauma. Still, you may have a hard time expressing the severity of your condition to friends, family, and the other party’s lawyers.

Meldon Law understands exactly what you’re going through. With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve seen our fair share of life-altering slips and falls. We offer more than a shoulder to lean on in this difficult time; we offer unyielding legal support.

How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer Build My Case?

After a slip and fall, you deserve time to focus on your health, future, and well-being. In the meantime, our legal team can:

Prove Negligence

To recover damages from the liable party, we must prove how another party’s negligence led to your accident and injuries. This requires investigating your case and presenting evidence that demonstrates:

  • The at-fault party (a property owner, for instance) had a responsibility to prevent injuries from befalling lawful guests and visitors.
  • The other party knew (or should have known) about a hazard that threatened your safety.
  • You slipped, fell, and were injured because of this foreseeable hazard.
  • You have damages resulting from your injuries, such as medical bills and lost income.

You don’t have to worry about understanding negligence and its relation to your injury case. When you have a lawyer, all you have to focus on is your recovery.

Gather Supporting Evidence

You need evidence to support your slip and fall accident case. Your lawyer can bolster your claim by:

  • Acquiring CCTV or security camera recordings
  • Speaking to eyewitnesses
  • Reviewing police and medical reports
  • Evaluating the property’s maintenance history and the management

We may consult with accident reconstruction specialists and forensic analysts to learn more about how your slip and fall happened.

Pursue Compensation

Compensation for your losses could come through a negotiated settlement or court award. Damages could include:

  • Medical costs
  • Transportation costs
  • Services you are unable to perform due to your injury, such as house maintenance or childcare
  • Income lost due to an inability to work, either temporarily or permanently
  • Property losses if personal items were damaged in the fall
  • Pain and suffering experienced during and after the accident
  • Disability costs
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Our team will also pursue the cost of anything you spent out of pocket.

Explain the Laws Relevant to Your Case

It’s understandable to have concerns about the laws that apply to your slip and fall injury case. Meldon Law comprises a team of trial-ready lawyers who are dedicated to protecting your rights. Here are two laws that our team can navigate while building your case:

  • The state’s statute of limitations. Florida allows you only two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. While some exceptions may apply, if you miss this deadline, you could lose the right to seek damages. With ample notice, our team can comply with all deadlines and advocate for what you deserve.
  • Florida’s modified comparative negligence system. The other party may blame you partially or wholly for what happened. But why? Florida operates on a comparative negligence system, meaning that if you caused most of the accident, you can’t recover damages. This requires your case to have strong, compelling evidence.

Begin Your Free Case Review With Meldon Law’s Slip and Fall Team Today

At Meldon Law, our slip and fall lawyers take on your fight like it was our own. We simply won’t back down. Our legal team is a force to be reckoned with, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.

We ensure you understand the legal process and your options moving forward. Our firm has served Floridians for more than half a century, recovering millions for those who have suffered injuries due to negligence.

Call us at (352) 373-8000 to begin a free case review. We serve our clients with compassion and integrity.

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