What to Know About Florida Slip and Falls
One of the most common reasons for emergency room visits is the result of an injury sustained during a slip and fall incident. Although young children and the elderly are the most likely victims of serious slip and fall injuries, a slip and fall can occur anywhere at any time and it can happen to anyone. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a slip and fall, your slip and fall lawyer can help.
What is a Slip and Fall?
More nuanced than a simple trip or stumble, slip and fall incidents are the result of dangerous conditions left untreated on another person’s property which can lead to serious bodily harm or even fatalities.
What Are the Causes?
- Slippery or Wet Floors
- Broken Railings or Unsecured Stairs
- Loose Rugs or Carpet
- Dim or no lighting
- Appliance cords
- Transitory substances
- Spilled Water
- Spilled Oil
What Injuries Can Occur?
Severe injuries requiring surgery or medical treatment can happen quite frequently in slip and fall cases. Injuries such as back and neck injuries, brain injuries, contusions, and spinal cord injuries are some of the most common.
Who Is Liable?
In some instances, the property owner where the slip and fall took place may be held responsible for the injuries suffered as a result of the hazardous condition they failed to correct which led to the fall. According to Florida law, property owners have a duty to provide invitees, or guests on their property, with safe conditions. They also have a duty to inspect their property, warn guests of any dangerous conditions, and fix the hazards which are within their control.
If a court determines that the property owner breached their duty of care by failing to maintain their property in a reasonably safe way, and(2) As a result of that breach of duty, you or a loved suffered a serious injury or fatality while a guest on their property Then, the owner can be held liable for negligence and you can recover for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.
Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
Mooneeram + Serres + Vivanco, P.A., have extensive experience working in the field of personal injury law. As experienced Florida accident attorneys, we understand just how stressful these types of accidents can be and how drastically they can impact and alter your life. At Mooneeram & Serres, we fight for what’s right, and won’t stop until we get results!
Please contact us for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information or questions about your property damage claim, please fill out the following form (provided below) or contact us at (305) 847-9030 or email us at [email protected].
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