South Florida Personal Injury Attorney
Property owners have a legal obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment for people that are legally on their property. However, a slip on a wet floor or a fall down a stairway can cause painful injuries that may require hospitalization or even surgery. Each year, thousands of people are injured because property owners fail to warn of unsafe conditions or they do not maintain their premises safely. If you or a loved one has been injured by a slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a slip and fall lawsuit in South Florida to claim damages.
Recent changes in Florida law have made slip and fall lawsuits more difficult to pursue, making an experienced slip and fall attorney essential to securing a fair claim or settlement. At Lawlor | Zigler, our ability to prove liability in slip and fall lawsuits has led to several successful settlements for people who have been injured while conducting business on unsafe property. Please contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Slip and Fall Lawsuits
A slip and fall lawsuit is a type of premises liability claim. Since property owners have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment, any hazardous condition that leads to slip and fall may result in claim to recover damages. Slip and fall lawsuits can be caused by a wide range of hazardous conditions, ranging from wet floors to lack of stair railings.
South Florida slip and fall accident law requires that there is proof that the slip and fall accident was caused by a dangerous condition on property, and the owner knew about it. In addition, there has to be an unreasonable risk of harm to people on property, and a condition that a reasonable person would not have anticipated. In a slip and fall lawsuit, our lawyers will:
- Help you identify the responsible parties (such as property owner or others that may have created the dangerous condition).
- Help you gather evidence, such as obtaining your medical records and questioning witnesses.
After determining the responsible party and getting more information, our slip and fall lawyers will assess if the property owner acted as a reasonable person would have in a similar situation. We will ask various questions ranging from whether the hazardous condition existed long enough for the property owner to be aware, or if a warning sign or a barrier could have been created to prevent injury.
Slip and Fall Settlements and Verdicts
At our law firm, we have successfully represented a client that was shopping at a prominent south Florida supermarket, when suddenly and without warning, she violently slipped and fell. She sustained injuries to her neck that necessitated surgery and rehabilitation. Our firm was able to prove that the store had inadequate training and policies for checking on spills, and was able to reach a $237,000 settlement.
Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Slip and fall lawsuits are difficult to pursue if you don’t act quickly. There is a time limit, called the statue of limitations, in which you must present your case to file claims and get compensation for damages. Please contact our personal injury trial attorneys at Lawlor | Zigler if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident. Please call us at 1-855-465-288 or fill out an online form.