2400 SE Federal Highway
Suite 300, Stuart, FL, 34994
772-287-1220
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Slip & Fall

The Law Office of Gloria Seidule is a leading slip and fall firm serving Stuart and Port St. Lucie, FL. We can help you navigate complicated and detailed negotiations with insurance companies, which often have an unfair advantage over injured parties. Our firm draws on its legal experience and negotiating skills to ensure that the money you receive is proportional to the extent of your slip and fall injuries. 

Gloria Seidule beat Walmart in Court

In 2013 Ms. Seidule won $1.3 for a man who slipped on a sign at Walmart that had fallen on the floor.  He sustained a very serious injury that will impact his life forever. 

Million dollar cases don’t come around very often but when it did Gloria Seidule was ready.  She used years of experience, knowledge and accumulated tactical skills to beat Walmart in court.  Bravo Gloria.   Read her Walmart slip and fall case study here.

Negligent Security & Property Hazard Attorney

It is the responsibility of Stuart and Port St. Lucie property owners to ensure that their property is safe from any accidental injuries and protect its visitors from criminal activity. These expectations may vary depending on the case.

  • Free of trip hazards
  • Wet or oily surfaces
  • Occasional spills
  • Weather hazards
  • Loose items on the floor
  • Unanchored rugs or mats¬†¬†
  • Securely locked buildings and lobby
  • Adequate lighting
  • Quality Security Personnel on Staff
  • Automatically locking doors in working order
  • Working Security Cameras
  • Security gates in working order
  • Appropriate fencing

If you have experienced an injury or been the victim of a crime on someone else’s property, we would love the opportunity to review your injury and assess the likelihood you have legal standing to pursue compensation. Call now at 772-287-1220 for Stuart and Port St. Lucie, FL.¬†¬†

What does a slip and fall attorney do for me?

We will represent you throughout the entire settlement process. We will work with the insurance company and other responsible parties to get you the best possible settlement. We will handle all paperwork and act as your advocate to bring you the maximum compensation for your slip and fall or negligent security injuries. We will also be with you to support and advise during the negotiation process. We will file your case with the court to increase the money you receive if necessary.

The Physical Condition of the property often plays a role in premises liability claims.

Safety and security are often thought of in terms of maintenance and repairs. Property owners need to keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition. If an apartment building or business owner is aware that there have been crimes there in the past, this could indicate that future criminal activity is possible. The owners should take appropriate safety precautions for visitors to the property.

A gate might be installed at an apartment building. Is the gate operational and maintained properly? An owner can only create a false sense of security, and they have to follow up on safety precautions.

What to do after an accident

Let’s suppose you have suffered a¬†slip-and-fall or property hazard injury. You don’t know what to do next. These are some suggestions:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. If it is not an emergency, you should see a doctor within 24 hours.
  • Notify the owner of the property or operator/manager about the accident and ask them to file a formal report. If a business doesn’t have a slip-and-fall form, you can describe the accident and any injuries in writing. Send a detailed description of the incident and a copy of any police reports to the business.
  • If witnesses are available, you can ask them for information, including their contact information. Photograph the accident from several angles.
  • Keep detailed records of all relevant communications, bills, and receipts.
  • Do not make statements about possible legal actions or assign blame. Don’t make any social media posts.
  • Do not sign any documents given to you by the property owners, managers, insurance companies, or their attorneys.
  • You can increase the potential for compensation if you talk to an experienced personal injury attorney.

Remember that claim adjusters from insurance companies aren’t your friends.

It would be best if you did not believe your adjuster is your friend and will do everything in your best interests. They will also want you to think that they are focused on getting you the maximum amount of money for your claim. An experienced attorney who has been involved in slip and fall accidents can help you communicate with your insurance company‚ÄĒretaining an attorney is the best defense against the company. Please do not accept the adjuster’s calls, do not become friends with them, do not share any facts or feeling about the crash or your injuries, and finally, do not sign anything before you contact an attorney.

Gloria Seidule at 772-287-1220.

What are our clients saying about us?

You can find our¬†Google reviews¬†here. Remember that we don’t solicit reviews from clients; therefore, the reviews you see are genuine. You can also view our¬†Client Testimonials¬†here.

Contingency Fees

Our firm works on a contingent basis. Contingent means that you won’t pay any fees if we cannot get you compensation. Before we ask for a retainer agreement, We will discuss the contingency agreement with you. Contingency fees provide an incentive to maximize your award.

About The Law Office of Gloria Seidule

The Law Office of Gloria Seidule was founded in 1998 to represent injury victims. Our mission is to get compensation commensurate to the injury that has occurred. Gloria Seidule (principal) received her law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1987. Gloria has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law and has provided millions of dollars of compensation to her clients over her career. Learn more about¬†Gloria’s credentials, affiliations, and achievements.

If you want more information, schedule your FREE consultation and case evaluation. Please call 772-287-1220 or complete our contact us form.

FAQ

Some cases are resolved in months, and more complicated cases may take several years or longer. In cases where the facts are clear and the victim has sustained minimal injuries, it will be settled faster than those with long-lasting or complex injuries.

In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. Contact a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline to file your claim.

Premises liability claims are negligence claims. However, they differ in that they result from unsafe conditions on another person’s property than any negligent behavior by the defendant.

Florida has many types of premises liability cases. Common reasons to file premises liability claims in Florida are:

  • Dog attacks. Property owners are responsible for containing or restraining dangerous animals, and dog owners could be held accountable for any injuries caused by an attack under state law.
  • Slip-and-fall accidents. Slip and fall injuries in grocery stores, boardwalks, or storefronts could be grounds to file an injury claim. Slip and fall injuries can lead to property owners being liable.
  • Swimming pool accidents. Florida has a lot of swimming pools, both public and private, and Florida is known for its hot and humid climate. Swimming pool accidents can happen when property owners fail to comply with required safety measures and equipment to protect non-swimmers.
  • Negligent security. If an attack or murder takes place on their property, they may be held responsible for damages. A property can be dangerous for visitors and guests due to its lack of lighting, fencing, or locks.
  • Maintenance. A poorly maintained property could be dangerous for guests or visitors, and property owners may be held responsible for injuries and deaths in such cases.

The circumstances will determine whether a person is eligible to file a claim. If you have any questions regarding filing a claim following an accident on the property of another person, we encourage you to call The Law Office of Gloria Seidule at 772-287-1220 or complete our contact us form. 

Only specific individuals can file a premises liability case. In some instances, invitees or licensees may be eligible for compensation following an accident on another party’s property. If the circumstances are right, property owners could also be responsible for damages caused by trespassers.

  • Invitees. A property owner may allow an invitee to visit the property, and a property owner might invite business associates to conduct business. An example of an invitee is a customer or repairman. Florida property owners are responsible for providing the best care to their guests.
  • Licensees. A licensee is someone who enters a property to fulfill their own needs. A licensee is someone who enters a property for their purposes. However, the landowner may not direct them to do so. A licensee could be someone who visits a store to use the restroom but not shop.
  • Trespassers. Trespassers are those who do not have permission to enter the property. A property owner may be held responsible for damages caused by trespassers in some instances.

 

Additional requirements are required to file a Florida premises liability case. You would also need to be within the limitations period. The statute of limitations in most cases is four years for injuries and two years for wrongful death.

You must meet additional requirements to hold property owners responsible for your damages. If you have any questions regarding Florida law or the duty of care owed licensees, invitees, and trespassers, we encourage you to get in touch with us. In a free consultation, our personal injury lawyer will help you determine if it is possible to file a case.

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