Are witnesses important in a Florida slip and fall case?
In the state of Florida, slip and fall cases are very, very hotly contested and well fought out, typically along the lines of negligence. Who was at fault, who caused the accident, probably even more so than other types of accidents. As a result, the presence of witnesses and securing their information, securing their statement, is extremely important. Typically, the value of a case without witnesses will be substantially less than the value of a case with witnesses.
We always ask that if you're involved in a pedestrian accident, a slip and fall accident, premises liability case, anything to do at a business while walking, a trip and fall, anything along those lines, if there are witnesses present, please make sure that you get their information, hire an experienced attorney, so they can follow up with them and get a statement.