Slip and fall accidents are incredibly common in the state of Florida, second only to car accidents in occurrences.Like car accidents, slip and fall accidents can often result in serious injury or death. In the event of this type of incident, you may be eligible for compensation for your recovery.
What Constitutes a
Slip and Fall Claim?
In most cases, a slip and fall accident is part of what is known as Premises Liability. This means that the injured person essentially sues the person or company on whose property the incident occurred. The liability of the company or person in control of the property (the landowner) ultimately depends on the relationship with the injured person.
For example, if a member of the public enters a property owned with the intention of business purposes, such as a grocery store or nearly any storefront, the visitor is entitled certain duties. These include the duty of reasonable care to maintain the premise and the duty to fix or advise of conditions that may be hazardous.
In Florida, a few different relationships are defined between a landowner and visitors of their property. This can ultimately determine the type of compensation you may be entitled to in the event of a slip and fall accident. Our attorneys are experts, dedicated to helping clients understand their case and how they may benefit from compensation for their injuries.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
Additionally, not all slip and fall accidents are the same. They are defined by their different circumstances. These cases generally fall into the following four categories:
- Lack of Floor Traction. This means a substance or surface on the floor interrupts the traction of your shoes or feet on the ground. The lack of traction results in an individual falling down, which may cause serious injury to occur.
- Trip Accidents. This happens when there is a foreign object in a walkway that unexpected impedes that path of an individual, causing them to fall and become injured.
- Stump and Fall. This is when an unexpected impediment fixed in a walkway or floor causes an individual to fall and injure themselves.
- Step and Fall. This occurs when a failure or hole is present on a floor or walkway surface and it results in an individual falling and possibly being injured.
A Personal Injury
Attorney Can Help
Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? The injured party may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, potential future medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Whether the incident occurred at a supermarket, mall parking lot, or even in a public bathroom, we can help you understand the legal process.
Contact DRG Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with a South Florida Personal Injury Attorney. We are committed to delivering expert legal service and advice every step of the way. Call us at 888-413-8353 today!