Slip and Fall
WHEN A SLIP-AND-FALL CAUSES A SERIOUS INJURY
A slip-and-fall accident can change your life in an instant. You may suffer a severe head injury, a bone fracture or torn ligaments. You may think that the insurance company of the property owner will pay your medical bills and other damages. Unfortunately, most insurance companies refuse to pay anything
unless you can prove the property owner was negligent. This can be hard to do without a lawyer’s help.
Property owners in Florida are not automatically responsible for accidents occurring on their property. To recover compensation, you have to prove that your injury was the result of an unsafe condition that the property owner knew about or should have known about. This area of law is known as premises liability.
The following are examples of unsafe conditions:
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks
- Spilled liquids on floors
- Misplaced items or debris in walkways
- Missing or defective railings on stairs
- Uneven stairways
- Poor lighting in areas with tripping hazards
- Rotten wood on decks
- Falling objects
The sooner you contact us after an accident, the sooner we can collect evidence of the unsafe condition through photographs and witness statements. Property owners are often quick to repair defective conditions after someone has been injured.