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Slip and Fall Injury Attorney – What You Need to Know about Slip and Fall Accidents

Were you injured in a Slip and Fall (or trip and fall) Accident?

According to the National Floor Safety institute, slip and fall accidents account for 12% of the falls admitted to emergency rooms nationwide.

A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere at any time, and the resulting injuries may require extensive medical care.

If you were injured by a property or business owner’s negligence and want to find out if you can get compensation for your injuries and suffering, we are here to help. At Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, we are experienced slip and fall attorneys, and we will work with you to determine the value of your claim against the responsible party.

For accidents occurring after March 23, 2023, you now have two years to bring a claim for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. For accidents occurring prior to that date, you have four years to bring a claim. Regardless of which statute of limitations applies, in this type of case it is important to act quickly in seeking legal help, representation, and answers to your questions in order to win a Slip and Fall injury case and obtain the evidence you need in order to do so. If your accident was caused by a defective condition, TAKE A PICTURE OF IT AS SOON AFTER THE INCIDENT AS POSSIBLE!

Some of the most common and costly slip and fall accidents injuries are:

  • Hip fractures
  • Spinal cord and neck injuries
  • Head injury or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Broken bones and sprains
  • Shoulder injuries

What causes most slip and fall injuries?

  • Wet / slippery floors in public places
  • Flooring materials not maintained (such as entrance mats)
  • Improper lighting
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Uneven pavement
  • Sand on floors (common among coastal businesses)
  • Trash or merchandise debris in walkways

Here are some common questions we get about slip and fall accidents:

How do I know if I can make a claim for my injuries?

If your fall was caused by any of the above conditions, a property owner’s negligence could be responsible for your injuries. This means you may be entitled to compensation for financial loss, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

What is the value of my slip and fall case?

Before we determine how much compensation you may receive, we will gather as much information from you as possible. Helpful items to provide to us are: medical treatment records from the accident, photos of the scene where the accident happened, any communication between you and the property owner or manager, witness statements, photos of your injuries, and any information you feel could help your case.

Most slip and fall cases vary according to the extent of the injury, and the amount of financial and personal loss relating to the slip and fall accident. Also, accurate and timely records are important.

What is the time limit for filing a slip and fall injury in Sarasota, Florida?

You have four years from the date of your accident according to Florida’s statute of limitations. Still—-it’s important to act quickly in seeking legal help, representation, and answers to your questions in order to win a Slip and Fall injury case.

If you, or someone you love was hurt in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, schedule a free consultation with an experienced Sarasota / Bradenton personal injury attorney. At Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, we specialize in slip and fall accidents. We work hard to get you justice and recovery from your injuries, so you don’t have to go it alone.

Protect your rights when you are injured. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, call one of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-748-5599 | Sarasota at 941-366-3782 | Lakewood Ranch 941-251-1370 | Venice 941-202-4129 You can also contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location.

There are no fees or costs until and unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case.


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
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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
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Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
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Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
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Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
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August 15, 2023
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