Need a Tampa Slip and Fall Lawyer?

Slip and fall injuries are a form of premises liability accident that occur on another’s property due to negligence in maintaining and repairing hazardous areas of the property. It is quite easy to slip and fall on an uneven walkway, a wet floor or a poorly lit stairwell. When the property owner fails to follow through with repairs in a timely fashion, fails to put up a sign warning of potential danger (as in the case of a wet floor) or fails to properly inspect his/her property for potentially hazardous situations, this may mean that you can bring about a personal injury claim in order to get compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Working with a skilled lawyer who is familiar with slip and fall accidents and how they relate to personal injury claims and laws in Florida is your best bet if you would like to have a chance of receiving fair compensation for your injuries. If your lawyer cannot secure a just settlement for you out of court, he or she will need to take an aggressive stance in litigating your case in trial in order to ensure that the responsible party is held liable for their action or inaction. Slip and fall injuries may occur due a number of hazards:

Common Injuries That Will Arise From a Slip and Fall Include:

  • Back injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones, such as hips, arms, ankles, tailbones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Bruising and soreness

Looking for an Attorney for a Slip and Fall Case in Tampa?

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a slip and fall injury, it is important to take a step toward getting the compensation you need. Now is the time to heal and move on with your life; working with a slip and fall attorney will allow you to focus on those things while a professional deals with the legal aspects of your situation. Scott Distasio has been involved in the field of personal injury for over 18 years, and he can help you get the compensation that you need and deserve. Contact the Distasio Law Firm today to begin your legal process.

Slip and Fall Injury Case Results


$225,000.00 Settlement | Lakeland, FL

Our client was sitting in a chair in a restaurant eating her lunch when her chair suddenly collapsed. An examination of the chair revealed it was so old the joints had rusted away causing them to fail. The other chairs in the restaurant were in a similar condition and were wobbly due to the failing joints. A lawsuit against the restaurant was filed for negligently failing to routinely inspect the chairs and replace them as they aged. Our client’s injuries included rotator cuff damage to her shoulder and neck disc herniation. She underwent shoulder surgery and neck fusion surgery. The defense claimed the restaurant was not responsible for finding defects in the chair, that the chair was negligently made by the manufacturer and that our client’s injuries were caused by wear and tear on her body over the years of her life and not the fall from the chair.


$135,000.00 Settlement | Tampa, FL

Our client was walking down the steps of the outside stairwell of his apartment complex when the last step gave way. He injured his low back and underwent laser discectomy surgery. An examination of the broken stair revealed the bolt holding it in place had rusted out due to old age. A lawsuit against the apartment complex was filed because the stairwell was not properly maintained. The apartment complex claimed falling only one step could not cause a disc herniation and that our client’s injuries were caused by lifting and bending at work. A mistrial occurred during the second day of trial. A settlement was reached just before the beginning of the new trial.


$135,000.00 Settlement | Sarasota, FL

Our client was walking down the stairs of a chair rental hut on the Sarasota beach when she fell. She experienced immediate neck pain. An examination of the stairs revealed they were in violation of the building code because the height and width of the stairs were not uniform throughout. Our client was diagnosed with a herniated disc in her neck that required her to undergo neck fusion surgery.


The Distasio Law Firm Difference

How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa slip and fall injury lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.

  • Knowledge and Experience Handling Slip and Fall Cases
    Your lawyer should not only know Florida premises liability law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling slip & fall injury cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
  • Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
    All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
  • Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
    Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.

Looking for a Slip and Fall Attorney in Tampa? Call 813-259-0022 Today!

Slip and Fall Case Client Testimonials

"I can count on the persistence and dedication of the Distasio team to bring justice to my situation is very comforting.  I will be back if the event rises.  Thanks for all you do!" Molly Pope - Client


“When my family was devastated by events that we had no control over, I had no idea where to turn. Enter Scott Distasio. Scott was more than an attorney. He was a friend that showed care and compassion and was there for every step of the process. I would highly recommend Scott Distasio to anyone that wants a thorough and professional attorney.” Dan Houle – Client


“I was introduced to Scott’s firm from another attorney for two accidents that I was involved in, and I must say Scott and his staff were the most helpful people during my time of frustration & hardship. He will represent your case to the fullest & I am so grateful for everything that he has done.“ Samantha Duncan – Client