Stuart personal injury lawyers, Tim Nies, a former insurance company attorney and Army Ranger Veteran, and Chris Van Riper, a former Prosecutor in the 19th Judicial Circuit, represents individuals and families in Martin County, FL who have suffered an injury due to a fall caused by the carelessness or reckless of others. We are known by insurance company attorneys for our trial skills, for leaving no stone unturned and for being legal warriors for our clients. Our attorneys know how to litigate Stuart FL Slip and Fall Law cases to maximize settlements for our clients.
Filing a claim quickly is critical to a successful slip and fall or trip and fall case. Oftentimes, the scene of the fall may be altered and important evidence may be lost if not documented and retained quickly by your lawyer. Our Stuart trial attorneys personally investigate slip and fall (trip and fall) claims in order to preserve evidence. According to our premises liability attorney Timothy Nies, a former insurance defense attorney for the largest insurance defense firm in the world, who has litigated and tried slip and fall cases for insurance companies, slip and fall cases usually involve:
– Water or other liquids left on a floor,
– Slippery or dangerous flooring,
– Obstructed or blocked store aisles,
– Misplaced merchandise,
– Narrow stairways,
– Improperly designed stairs,
– Inadequate stair handrails,
– Inadequate or improper lighting,
– Improperly designed and unsafe balconies,
– Ripped or torn carpeting.
The Florida legislature, which is heavily in favor of business over people, recently changed to the law relating to slip and falls in favor of businesses. Now, before one can be compensated for their harms and losses, such as payment of past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, or inconvenience, it must be proven that a homeowner or business owner had notice of the unsafe condition or should have discovered the unsafe condition. Insurance company attorneys are very familiar with Florida’s slip and fall laws. You need an experienced attorney on your side fighting for your rights.
To determine the specific cause of an injury, a personal injury attorney often must hire an expert, such as an engineer, an accident reconstruction expert or a human factors expert to investigate the incident and testify before a jury. Our law firm utilizes experienced expert witnesses to assist in the investigation of the claim and at trial. We spare no expense.
Insurance companies of homeowner and businesses know that many slip and fall and trip and fall cases are dismissed prior to a jury trial because the injured plaintiff may be incapable of proving the elements of such a claim. If we accept your case, rest assured that we will quickly investigate your claim and file a claim with the insurance company or
immediately file a complaint in the Martin County Circuit Court. It is our policy to prepare every case as if it is going to trial.
From our personal injury law office at 900 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 140-E, Stuart, Florida 34994, our trial lawyers serve clients in Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Rio and North River Shores in Martin County as well as Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce in St. Lucie County. For more information about our personal injury practice and Stuart FL Slip and Fall Law, please call our lead personal injury attorney, Tim Nies, at 772-283-8712 or email Tim Nies at [email protected].