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Slip and Fall Accidents

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Slip and fall accidents can happen in many places your home, your yard, in a retail establishment, or even at work or school. Generally, people contact a slip and fall attorney to help them with settlement negotiations with an insurance company or to sue the establishment where their fall occurred. If you slip and fall in your own home or yard, however, your homeowner’s insurance might cover your medical expenses and lost wages, depending on the circumstances.

Regardless of where or how in North Port you fell, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Boohoff Law to discuss your situation.

If you’ve slipped, fallen, and suffered injuries in North Port, then Boohoff Law, P.A. is ready to help. Our team of dedicated slip and fall attorneys serving North Port will pursue a financial recovery for you.

Whether your case involves insurance or a lawsuit, our team will guide you to a resolution. Our attorneys work for contingency fees, so you don’t pay us anything upfront. We won’t receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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Slip and Fall Injuries


In many cases, slip and fall injuries are minor, and you don’t even miss work. However, sometimes falling causes severe injuries. If you land the wrong way, you can break bones or even suffer injuries to your spinal cord, neck, or head. These injuries might cause you to be out of commission for several weeks or even months or years.

Traumatic brain injuries can range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage. A minor concussion might keep you out of work for a day or two, but it could have repercussions later in life, especially if this isn’t your first concussion. Recent studies have found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, affects some people who have suffered from previous concussions. In most cases, this brain disease affects those who have had multiple concussions, but some people may have symptoms of this disease after just one concussion. Unfortunately, doctors cannot say for sure that you have CTE based on symptoms and cannot accurately diagnose the disease until after your death. If you suffer a concussion in a slip and fall accident, you should ask your doctor about the chances of getting CTE later in life. Your doctor must look at your medical history, including the number of concussions you have had in the past, to make an educated guess. However, if the chances that you will later contract CTE are high, your slip and fall lawyer needs to know this so that they can incorporate this possibility into settlement negotiations or ask for future medical expenses during litigation. Concussions are not the only injuries that can cause long-term or permanent injuries or that can cause illnesses later in life. If you hurt your back, neck, or shoulders when you fall, you might suffer from long-term or permanent injuries, including paralysis. Some of these injuries may not present until hours or even days later, because of the adrenaline your body produces when you fall. Always seek medical attention immediately after a fall, then contact your attorney as soon as possible to help you file a claim, go through negotiations and, if needed, file a lawsuit.

Slip and Fall Accidents

You don’t have to be clumsy to have a slip and fall accident. Many things can cause you to fall, including, but not limited to:

  • Uneven sidewalks or roads;
  • Iced-over or wet walkways;
  • A spill on the floor, whether in a retail establishment, your home, or a friend’s home;
  • Items and/or debris left on the floor, such as cords or trash;
  • Loose floorboards;
  • Torn carpets;
  • Staircases that are not properly constructed; or
  • Potholes.

Areas in North Port That Can Produce Slip and Fall Accidents

With an office located in North Port, our attorneys know that certain areas in the city may pose a high risk for falls. From the Warm Mineral Springs to beaches, state parks, and other attractions, slips and falls can happen virtually anywhere in the city.

Areas of particularly high risk may include those where:

  • There are many people in a congested area
  • Water is near walking surfaces
  • Rain, leaks, and other slipping hazards can exist on walking surfaces
  • There are many steps
  • Specific conditions make falling possible or likely

A property owner can cause falls if they fail to identify and remove plunging hazards. Such accidents might happen in grocery stores, Walmarts, restaurants, and more.

Recoverable Damages in Slip and Fall Cases

The damages that you may receive compensation for are unique to your case. The team at Boohoff Law, P.A. works closely with each client to evaluate their losses.

General consequences of a fall may include:

  • Injuries
  • Death
  • Long-term disability
  • Pain
  • Lost quality of life
  • Financial strain
  • General uncertainty

These general losses can produce several more specific (and potentially recoverable) damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering: Injuries can cause physical pain, emotional anguish, and other types of pain and suffering. You may receive coverage for your pain and suffering and also for treatment you need to alleviate the pain and suffering.
  • Lost wages: Any income you lose because of your fall may be recoverable.
  • Lost bonuses, retirement benefits, and earning power: In addition to wages, you may get compensation for lost performance bonuses, retirement benefits, and a decline in your overall earning power.
  • Medical expenses: All healthcare required for fall-related injuries may entitle you to compensation.
  • Losses from a wrongful death: If your loved one passed away after a fall, then you’ve suffered the worst possible loss. Funeral expenses, lost companionship, lost financial protection, and lost parental guidance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that falls cause tens of thousands of deaths in a given year – only among the older population. Whether your loved one has passed away or you’ve suffered injuries, our team will fight on your behalf.

Determining Negligence

A slip and fall accident is a tort, which means that you have to meet four elements to prove the defendant’s negligence:

  1. Duty: You need to prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care to keep you safe while on the property.
  2. Breach: Once you prove that the owner owed you a duty of care, you must then show that the owner breached that duty. For example, in a slip and fall accident, if the owner did not clean up a spill, did not clear icy sidewalks, did not fix a broken step, did not warn of slippery floors or cordon them off, or did not fix a broken handrail, the owner breached their duty to keep their property safe.
  3. Causation: After you prove the owner had a duty and breached that duty, you then have to show that the breach caused your fall. Property owners will often try to blame you for falling or will insist that you had a preexisting condition that caused the fall, rather than taking the blame for the dangerous situation on their property. The sooner you seek medical attention after a slip and fall, the more easily you will be able to prove causation.
  4. Harm: Finally, you have to show that the fall harmed you. If you did not sustain any injuries when you fell, you do not have a case. However, if you do have injuries, the property owner might have to pay damages, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Always seek medical attention when you fall. You might not think you are hurt at the time, but some injuries take hours or even days to show up. In some cases, those injuries can affect you for the rest of your life.

Client Testimonials Tell Our Firm’s Story

Don’t ever let a law firm tell you that client reviews are irrelevant. Former clients have a firsthand view of a law firm’s practices.

Based on their testimonials, our former clients are pleased with the Boohoff Law experience:

  • “Everyone here is so helpful. They jumped through every hoop necessary to get me the settlement I rightfully deserved. They made me feel right at home.” – Brandy K., former client.
  • “Boohoff Law definitely stands for integrity. Tatiana is not only a fantastic attorney in her expertise, she’s also down to earth—truly a people person.” – Elissa M., former client.
  • “Really pleased with Boohoff Law! Received immediate responses when I had any questions. Treated amazingly by all staff…made this process a true breeze!” – Caitlyn M., former client.

These experiences don’t happen by chance. Our attorneys and support staff prioritize our clients. If you have any special requests, like being informed of case updates regularly, then we do our best to accommodate them.

We also serve our slip and fall clients by:

  • Expressing empathy and understanding in all of our interactions
  • Helping clients with case-related appointments
  • Responding quickly to phone calls and emails
  • Being a sounding board for your questions and concerns
  • Taking any other steps we can to instill peace of mind and confidence in our team

We’ll do everything that your case requires of us.

Our process.

A personal touch backed by big results.
  • 1. Understanding your options
    From your first call, our team takes the time to listen and learn your unique situation. We’ll walk you through the factors that will increase the value of your claim and help you mitigate risks. Above all, we help you envision a personalized path forward.
  • 2. Connecting with your attorney
    You will know within 1-2 days if our team can help. Your personal attorney and legal team will guide you through what to expect, ensuring you’re always informed about what’s going on. You will stay in control as an included member of the team working on your case.
  • 3. Supporting documentation
    Our diligent legal team will work with you to make sure all the necessary documentation is complete. This includes insurance policy details, medical records, medical and repair bills, and lost wages.
  • 4. Formulating a winning plan
    We’ll assess your case — every detail, every angle — as we fight for the outcome you deserve. We roll up our sleeves and bring an unrelenting commitment and proven track record to formulate a winning game plan, keeping you clearly informed along the way.
  • 5. Negotiation and litigation
    We are relentless in pursuing what’s right. We work with toughness and resilience as we negotiate directly with the defense to obtain the compensation you deserve. In cases that demand a court trial, our attorneys are expert personal injury litigators with the talent to maximize policy volumes and outcomes.

North Port Slip and Fall FAQs

​What Can I Expect from Boohoff Law Firm, P.A. in My Pedestrian Accident Case?

Your case is unique from all others. Our team will tailor our legal approach to your specific circumstances.

Even so, we generally assist fall victims by:

  • Creating an evidence-backed case: Our team will investigate your accident, gathering all evidence that supports your claim. Useful evidence may include photographs of a slipping hazard, video footage of your accident, witness accounts, and other evidence.
  • Documenting your losses: We will obtain all available documentation of your losses. This may include medical records, proof of lost income, loved ones’ accounts of your pain and suffering, and other types of documentation.
  • Pursuing a fair settlement: Settlements are a way to resolve many slip and fall cases. A settlement may allow you to avoid trial while recovering the awards you deserve.
  • Handling all other case-related responsibilities: When you allow us to handle your case, you allow us to lead every step in the legal process. From insurance matters to settlement negotiations and even a trial (if necessary), we’ll handle every part of your case.

Hiring our team will allow you to focus on your recovery. You’ll also avoid any stress that will come from handling your case on your own.

When Should I Get Legal Help?

As the victim of a slip and fall accident, you should get legal help as soon as possible. Your rights may be at risk. Also, the sooner you hire an attorney, the longer they will have to prepare your case.

Florida may impose a deadline for filing your case. If you want too long to hire an attorney, then you might surpass the statute of limitations for your case.

Call a North Port Slip and Fall Attorneys at Boohoff Law, P.A. to Discuss Your Situation

Alex Boohoff, ​North Port Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

The hardworking team at Boohoff Law, P.A. is eager to seek justice for you. We have experience with slip and fall cases, and we’ll use that experience to your advantage. Complete your free consultation, at which time you can ask questions and get to know our firm.

Call Boohoff Law, P.A. at (941) 888-0848 at our North Port office or contact us online to start your case today.

North Port

14900 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
(941) 888-0848

Recovery is personal.

We recover millions for our clients every month, but we know that every case is different and that recovery is personal.
“Boohoff Law definitely stands behind integrity. Tatiana is not only a fantastic attorney in her expertise, she’s also down-to-earth – truly a people person.”
– Elissa M.
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“Really pleased with Boohoff Law! Received immediate responses when I had any questions. Treated amazingly by all staff … made this process a true breeze!”
– Caitlyn M.
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“Everyone here is so helpful. They jumped through every hoop necessary to get me the settlement I rightfully deserved. They made me feel right at home.”
– Brandy K.

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