Your Attorney After A Serious Fall
A slip-and-fall accident can happen almost anywhere. While shopping at the supermarket, you could slip on a puddle of water and land hard on the floor. Or you could be climbing the stairs at a hotel when a broken step or railing causes you to lose your balance. Even a crack in the sidewalk in front of a mall can be dangerous. These falls can cause serious injuries that seriously impact your independence and quality of life, including brain injuries, back injuries and broken bones.
However, if you hurt yourself in a fall on someone else’s property, you need honest, straightforward guidance from an experienced attorney before you can begin exploring your legal options. Carefully going over your accident and explaining your legal rights are just the beginning of what we offer at South Florida Trial Lawyers, A Private Law Firm. For more than 20 years, we have helped victims of premises liability in South Florida move forward from what happened to them. We will team with you to make sure your rights are protected and that the insurance company treats you fairly when it comes to compensation for your injuries.
Florida Slip-And-Fall Law Basics
Every owner of a property that the public is welcome to enter has a legal duty to those visitors. That duty is to take reasonable steps to keep the premises clean and in good repair, or at least post sufficient warnings about unsafe conditions. For example, a grocery store must promptly mop up spills and post signs alerting shoppers of the wet spot on the floor. When the people who own and manage a property fail to meet this duty, it is almost a matter of time before a visitor falls and suffers serious injuries.
Common Scenes Of Slip And Falls
Places where slip-and-fall accidents commonly occur include:
- Retail stores, such as groceries
- Hotels, resorts and casinos
- Apartment buildings
- Movie theaters
- Golf courses
Our attorneys have extensive experience in premises liability and have helped clients who were injured in a wide range of venues. We will identify how the property owners’ negligence led to your fall, the extent to which your injuries have affected your life, and how much compensation you deserve under the law. While insurance companies put obstacles in the way of your financial recovery, we will be your forceful advocates in and out of court.