​Tallahassee Slip and Fall Lawyers

March 19, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Slip and Fall Accidents in Tallahassee

Did you suffer serious injuries in a Tallahassee slip and fall accident? Contact Dolman Law Group to connect with a team of experienced Tallahassee slip and fall attorneys dedicated to helping Tallahassee residents manage the aftermath of an accident.

One minute, you had plans to watch a sporting event at Dick Howser Stadium or Gene Cox Stadium; the next, you found yourself tumbling down a flight of steep stairs due to a dangerous spill.

Perhaps you visited Governor's Square or Market Square Shopping Center with plans to enjoy a day of shopping but slipped and fell on the dangerous pavement outside the store. Maybe you went to The Centre of Tallahassee and suffered injuries from a spill inside.

When a property owner fails to properly maintain their property, visitors to that property can sustain severe injuries in a fall. At Dolman Law Group, we understand the catastrophic injuries resulting from serious slip and fall incidents. We aim to help our clients recover maximum compensation for the injuries they may have sustained due to the property owner's negligence.

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Dolman Law Group: Helping Tallahassee Slip and Fall Accident Victims

At Dolman Law Group, we aim to provide every client with the support they would expect from a small law firm while offering the resources and pursuing the results they would expect from a bigger firm. We have extensive experience dealing with various injury claims, including slip and fall accident claims. While we cannot guarantee any Tallahassee personal injury claim results, we provide all our clients with extensive support and experienced legal representation.

Past Results

We helped a client recover $300,000 after a slip and fall accident in a restaurant parking lot. In another, we helped a client recover $82,000 for a slip and fall that caused a shoulder injury. While those results do not necessarily indicate your results, they may help provide you with insight into the compensation we can help our clients recover for severe injuries sustained in Tallahassee slip and fall accidents.

Convenient Connection

At Dolman Law Group, we aim to make it as easy as possible for Tallahassee residents who have sustained severe injuries due to the negligence of another party to connect with us. We have offices on both Florida coasts, making it easier for people across the Florida area to make it to the office for a consultation. We also offer virtual consultations to our clients who cannot come into the office for any reason.

Affordable Legal Support

Dealing with slip and fall accident injuries can prove expensive enough on its own. At Dolman Law Group, we aim to make your legal services as affordable as possible. We start with a free consultation to help us get a better idea of what your claim might look like and provide you with answers to some of the pressing questions you may have about your claim and your rights. Then, we accept most personal injury claims, including slip and fall claims, on a contingent fee basis: instead of paying for your legal services as you receive them, you can cover the cost of legal support out of the funds you ultimately recover for your settlement.

At Dolman Law Group, we provide quality legal support to help clients fighting for the compensation they deserve after a Tallahassee slip and fall. Contact us today to learn more about your rights.

Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries in Tallahassee

Compensation matters when you have serious injuries due to the negligence of another party. You have medical costs to pay, lost income because you cannot go back to work, and ongoing incidental expenses that continue to add up as you recover from your injuries.

How much is your Tallahassee slip and fall claim worth? It may depend on:

  • Who caused your accident
  • What injuries you sustain, and the cost of treatment for those injuries
  • What type of insurance policy covers the liable party, and what compensation it may offer
  • What financial and non-financial losses you sustain in the accident

At Dolman Law Group, we cannot guarantee compensation in slip and fall accident claims, but we can help our clients take a closer look at the losses they suffered and the compensation they may deserve.

Compensation for Medical Costs After a Slip and Fall

Following a slip and fall accident, you may have many medical bills to deal with. Slip and fall accidents can result in significant injuries, from head trauma to broken bones. You may require immediate, emergency medical care and ongoing care to help deal with the aftermath of your injuries. Those medical costs can quickly grow higher than you may have anticipated.

Fortunately, a slip and fall accident claim will generally start by laying out the compensation you reasonably deserve for the medical costs associated with your accident. At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients calculate the full burden of their current and future medical bills and include them as part of a comprehensive slip and fall accident claim.

Compensation for Your Lost Income

Not only can slip and fall accidents cause immense medical bills, but your injuries may also prevent you from working. Sometimes, you may have to stay out of work for a few days or weeks immediately after the accident. In other cases, however, you may find yourself dealing with extensive, ongoing medical needs that keep you out of work long-term.

You may have a job that makes it unsafe for you to go out on the shop floor with severe injuries, or you may have an employer that prefers you to remain out of work until you can reasonably complete all or most of your reasonable job tasks. In some cases, your slip and fall accident injuries may even prevent you from returning to work altogether.

At Dolman Law Group, we encourage our clients to look closely at what income they have lost as a direct result of their slip and fall accident injuries. You may need to calculate time lost immediately after your accident and vacation or sick time lost to follow-up appointments, therapy, or inability to work full-time after your accident.

General Damages/Pain and Suffering in Slip and Fall Claims

A slip and fall accident can cause damage to more than just your finances. Many people find themselves struggling with depression as a result of the decreased mobility and independence often associated with slip and fall injuries. You may have difficulty dealing with the losses you may have sustained, especially if you permanently lose some mobility because of your injuries. At Dolman Law Group, we know that an injury claim cannot help you cope with the pain and suffering accompanying serious injuries. It can, however, provide you with much-needed funds that can help you on your journey to rebuild your life after the accident.

Tallahassee Slip and Falls: Common Challenges

Several challenges can make Tallahassee a hotspot for potential slip and fall accidents.

Large Elderly Population

Tallahassee has an increasing elderly population that may have a higher risk of suffering serious injuries in a slip and fall. Not only can elderly individuals suffer from a decreased balance, but they may also suffer more severe injuries due to slip and fall accidents, including broken hips or broken bones in the hands and arms. Furthermore, elderly individuals may require more support while recovering from those injuries.

Tourist Attractions and Hazards

Each year, Tallahassee sees approximately 2.4 million tourists. They may visit nearby beaches, which pose unique fall hazards, or visit Doak S. Campbell Stadium, Gene Cox Stadium, or the host of local tourist attractions, including the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum or the Tallahassee Museum. Visitors may also flock to Florida State University.

While those tourist attractions appeal to Tallahassee visitors, they also pose unexpected dangers. High tourist traffic may mean a greater overall risk of spills, and overworked employees may not have adequate time to clean them up. Furthermore, heavy tourist traffic can wear down the floors, stairs, and handrails at many attractions. If property owners do not exercise adequate care in fixing those hazards, it can lead to severe injuries.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Tallahassee

Slip and fall accidents can cause many injuries, from abrasions and road rash to more severe damage.

Common injuries may include:

  • Broken bones, particularly in the elderly
  • Head injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Severe bruising

Slip and fall accidents can occur from spills, slippery flooring, or broken, poorly-repaired flooring and debris in the aisles.

Fighting the Insurance Company After a Tallahassee Slip and Fall

Even if you can clearly show liability for the accident, you may find it difficult to recover compensation for a Tallahassee slip and fall accident. Insurance companies often make it very difficult to recover compensation.

They may try to:

  • Deny their covered party's liability for the accident.
  • Pressure you to accept a very low settlement offer, including one that does not even cover the cost of medical bills associated with your injuries.
  • Ignore the extent of your injuries or deny the extent of the medical care you needed after your accident.

Dealing with the insurance company alone can leave you struggling to recover the full compensation you deserve. It may delay your claim, and you may have difficulty getting reasonable compensation for your injuries.

At Dolman Law Group, we have experience dealing with insurance companies, big and small. We help our clients navigate the challenges insurance companies may throw in their way to increase the odds that they will recover reasonable compensation for their injuries.

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After a Tallahassee Slip and Fall: What You Should Do Next

After a slip and fall, you should have immediately pursued medical care. Hopefully, you also reported the accident to the property owner or, if necessary, to the police.

Now what?

The steps you take after a Tallahassee slip and fall can prove critical to protecting your right to compensation.

  • Keep track of your medical receipts from the beginning. Your medical bills will serve as a vital foundation for your slip and fall accident claim, and you need to clearly show what your medical treatment costs over time.
  • Keep a journal about your recovery. Note your emotional highs and lows and the physical progression of your injury recovery.
  • Get a copy of the accident report, if there is one. Make sure it contains accurate information about exactly what led to the accident and any details about your injuries. You may need to contact the police department that issued the report if it contains inaccurate information.

Consult an attorney to learn more about your right to compensation. Ideally, start working with a Tallahassee slip and fall accident attorney before you talk to the insurance company about your claim.

  • Follow all instructions issued by your doctors and other care providers. Those instructions can make a huge difference in your recovery and claim.
  • Your attorney can advise you about the best steps to protect yourself after a slip and fall, including how to handle any interactions with the insurance company, what information you may want to avoid posting on social media, and how to navigate your claim.

    Contact a Tallahassee Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Today

    Matthew A. Dolman, Attorney
    Matthew Dolman, Tallahassee Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

    Did you suffer injuries in a Tallahassee slip and fall? Do you have questions about your right to compensation, including how you can best manage your claim? Contact a Tallahassee slip and fall accident attorney at Dolman Law Group at 850-790-5830 for your free consultation.

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    Matthew Dolman

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    This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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