Slip, Trip, Fall Accidents & Unsafe Premises
If you or a family member has been injured in a fall or because of an unsafe condition on someone’s property, you need the help of a lawyer with experience handling cases such as yours.
Personal injury lawyer, Jim Dodson, has represented clients like you in all types of fall and premise injury claims for more than 20 years and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
With years of experience handling slip/trip/fall and unsafe premises cases, Attorney Jim Dodson knows what must be done to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. He has access to investigators who will obtain witness statements and document the unsafe condition(s) responsible for causing your injury, as well as, access to the experts who are knowledgeable about the Federal, State, and local codes which set the minimum safety standards for buildings and walking surfaces. He knows the steps to notifying the property owner and forcing them to present important evidence, such as surveillance films and photographs.
Jim Dodson understands how The American With Disabilities Act, The Life Safety Code, and the Florida Accessibility Code may be applied.
Florida law requires a property owner to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn you of dangers which may exist. When they fail to do this, you may hold them liable for your injury. Injuries received in a fall or because of an unsafe condition can be devastating now and for years to come. These injuries require medical treatment, therapy, surgery, pain management and cause you, not only great pain and suffering, but loss of the enjoyment of life, as well as, lost wages and earning capacity.
The Importance of Prompt Action
Most of these cases are caused by an unsafe condition which may be repaired, replaced or eliminated after an accident occurs. Proving the dangerous condition requires prompt investigation to photograph the scene, have it investigated by an appropriate expert, if necessary, and obtain witness statements. Clearwater Fall/Unsafe Premises Lawyer James W. Dodson has access to investigators and experts to promptly investigate your case. We know, if you have been injured, it is stressful dealing with a claims adjuster who wants you to provide a recorded statement and sign medical authorizations and/or claims forms. We will relieve you of this burden, deal directly with the adjuster on your behalf and allow you to concentrate on recovering from your injury.
Types of Slip, Trip, Fall and Unsafe Premises Cases We Handle:
We have experience successfully representing Florida fall and unsafe premises accident victims in all types of accidents in Florida, including:
- slippery floor accidents; liquids, food or debris on the floor or walkway
- crushed, broken, cracked sidewalks and walking surfaces
- poor lighting
- steps, stairs in disrepair or not meeting code
- handrails, guardrails missing, broken or not meeting code
- holes and depression in parking lots and sidewalks
- handicap ramps not meeting code, too steep, too narrow, no contrasting paint, disrepair
- falling merchandise in stores
- inadequate security
- criminal acts
Types of Injuries
People injured in slip/trip/fall/unsafe premises cases suffer many serious injuries, including:
- broken bones and fractures
- back injury, herniated disc
- neck injury, ruptured disc
- hip fracture
- closed head injury (subdural hematoma) traumatic brain injury
- knee injury, knee pain, broken knee cap
- wrist injury or ankle injury
- scarring and disfigurement
- shoulder injury (torn rotator cuff) (labral tear)
FREE Slip, Trip, Fall & Unsafe Premises Case Review
Contact us now for a FREE consultation about your Florida Fall or Unsafe Premises case. There is no obligation to hire a lawyer. You may be concerned about the cost of hiring a lawyer and the expenses of investigating your case. We offer our services on a contingent fee basis paid at the end of you case. Simply stated, you will pay no fee unless you receive fair compensation. Our fee will be paid as a percent of your recovery. If we accept your case, we will pay the costs required to investigate and prove your claim. In the unlikely event your case is unsuccessful, we will not ask for reimbursement of those expenses.
At the Jim Dodson Law firm, we restrict our practice to representing injured clients. Jim Dodson is well-respected in the legal community. His peers have awarded him the highest possible rating for legal ethics and abilities, rating him AV, Peer Review Rated*. Mr. Dodson belongs to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of lawyers that have achieved a trial award, settlement, or verdict of $1,000,000 or more.