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Word to the Wise on Slip and Fall Claims

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If you are ever in a store, restaurant or any other public place and you slip or trip and injure yourself, take a few minutes to gather your thoughts and make certain you know what caused you to fall.

If you have access to your cellphone, immediately take a photograph of what caused you to fall, or at least photograph the area where you fell.  If there are individuals that may have witnessed the fall, obtain the names and telephone numbers.  Note the time of day the incident happened and report the incident to someone in charge and obtain that person’s name as well.

If your fall is reported to an employee, whatever you say will be taken down and put in an “Incident Report”.  Under law, you will not have access to this incident report, even if you take the establishment to court.  Therefore, be very careful what you say to any store manager or employee.

Our initial human instinct when we fall in a public place is to immediately get up and act as if nothing happened.  We are always embarrassed and feel that we fell because it was our fault.  However, you must take mental and written notes, if possible, of the surroundings and events that caused you to fall.  Store personnel will usually clean up whatever caused you to fall within minutes.

It is important that you immediately seek medical treatment to confirm your injuries.  Slip & fall cases are usually difficult, however, if appropriate action is taken at the time one is injured, it goes a long way in supporting a case for negligence.

It is very likely that what caused you to fall may have been due to the negligence of someone else and preserving the scene even in your own mind is extremely important for any type of future recovery.

At Legler, Murphy, & Battaglia, LLP, we are committed to helping our clients get the fair outcomes they deserve. We are personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers that aggressively pursue what is right for our clients. We proudly serve the injured in Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice.

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If any of these situations apply to you, contact our attorneys for help. Our Bradenton and Sarasota injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping injured individuals. Our lawyers will fight your legal battle for you, so you can focus on recovering and getting your life back.

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Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
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Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
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amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
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Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
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Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
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Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
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