Slip and Fall
Slips, trips, and falls happen often and can occur in any number of places such as malls, department stores, grocery stores, restaurants, and other public areas with high traffic. According to OSHA, about 15% of slip and falls result in serious bodily harm or death. Those statistics increase drastically among the elderly.
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What are the Most Common Causes of Slip and Falls?
- Wet floors
- Loose flooring or carpets
- Slippery substances
- Appliances cords and other tripping hazards
Sustaining an injury from a slip and fall is unfortunate. But in instances where your slip and fall was caused by another person’s negligence, you can recover damages for the injuries you sustained.
What Duty of Care is Owed and By Whom?
Under Florida law premises liability, property owners at public establishments owe a duty to invitees or guests to keep the place safe from hazardous or dangerous conditions. This includes fixing the hazards or at least notifying guests of dangerous condition on their property such a warning or wet floor sign until they can fix the problem.
If a property owner is put on notice or should reasonably know of a dangerous condition on their property, they must take reasonable measures to correct the unsafe condition.
Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer to Handle Your Slip and Fall Case
Slip and fall cases may seem cut and dry, but most instances are much more nuanced than they appear. In order to recover any sort of damages in a slip and fall personal injury case, it is the victim’s duty to establish the property owner or insurance company’s liability. The circumstances surrounding your fall will be thoroughly examined to determine whether there was any negligence on the part of the property owner or if the insurance company can claim that you were simply clumsy, and it was nothing more than a mere accident.
That’s why you need a personal injury lawyer with an expertise in premise liability. Our Florida attorneys will conduct their own investigation of your case to prove the property owner’s negligence. We will negotiate with insurance companies and third parties to get you the best possible settlement you can recover.
How the Right Lawyer Can Help with Slip and Falls
Our firm conducts its own investigation to determine who was at fault and who was negligent in causing or contributing to your accident. We review all of your property damage repairs and receipts, your medical bills and expenses, proof of your loss of economic wages and other financial expenses incurred due to your accident and we use that to litigate on your behalf and get the maximum payout you deserve for pain and suffering including hospital bills, emergency bills, prescription drugs, lost wages, rental car costs, vehicle repairs.
Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of personal injury law and ready to litigate on your behalf. That’s why our Florida attorneys are passionate about fighting your case, so we can alleviate some of that financial burden and give you peace of mind. Call our Florida experts to discuss your personal injury or property damage matter. We are here to listen.
About Uriarte Legal
- Michael Figueroa
- Lily Gonzalez