If we take your case, investigation will be a big part of finding out what happened. Getting the evidence we need to prevail in a slip and fall, trip and fall, medical malpractice, or car accident case is important.
One way we do so is to utilize public records law. Your case may involve getting records from a government department at a city, county, or state agency. The records could be reports of prior accidents, an employee file, building department records, or any other government record. Florida Law says we can get them. In fact, Florida Statute 119.01 provides that “it is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person. Providing access to public records is a duty of each agency.” If you want to see Statute 119, click on this link: www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/Chapter119.
If the government department who the records are requested from doesn’t hand them over, we may be able to get attorney’s fees if we have to sue to obtain the records.