All property owners, residential and commercial, have the duty to ensure safe environments for all visitors. If you have been harmed by a hazardous condition on another’s property including a sidewalk, personal residence, restaurant, mall, hotel, office building school, park, theater, or museum, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim and receive compensation for your injury. These “Slip and Fall” injuries most commonly occur from uneven or slippery surfaces but can also be the result of:
- crumbling stairs
- wet floors
- exposed electrical wiring
- raised flooring
- falling debris
- obstructed pathways
- poorly lit walkways
Although premises liability law seeks to protect parties who are injured as the result of the property owner’s negligence, it is often difficult to prove liability especially if the owner has corrected the hazardous condition. To ensure that the proper grounds for your claim are met, you should contact our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys who have the resources and experience necessary to help you collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma.
Our personal injury law firm can assess your injury and assist you in determining whether the property owner failed to maintain his or her property or properly warn of hazardous conditions. For your claim to be successful, it must be shown that the property owner knew about the hazardous situation and failed to correct it in a timely manner and that the action or inaction of the property owner caused the condition which led to your fall.
Once liability has been established, we will work with you in proving a direct causal relationship between the hazard on the property and the injury that you suffered. A myriad of other factors including visitor status must also be considered when filing a premises liability claim. Visitor status explains your reason for the visit to the property. If you are an invited guest your claim may hold more weight in court, whereas a trespasser may not be able to receive any compensation for his injuries.
Our compassionate injury attorneys consider all of these factors and will represent you aggressively so you can take care of what is most important—recovering from your injury and regaining your health.
Florida Slip & Fall Lawyer FAQs
What is classified as a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident that can be legally claimed is classified as any accident where a person fell, causing physical injury or other damage. This can happen as a result of something being misplaced in the walking path, where there is an obstruction on the walking surface, where there is a whole or damage to the walking surface, or where the walking surface may have become slick or unable to traverse in some way.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, the experience slip and fall accident attorneys at VG Law Group can help you navigate your situation.
Who is commonly liable for slip and fall accidents?
Typically, the liable party in a slip and fall accident case is the person or business responsible for the care and maintenance of physical space where the accident occurred. This may be the property owner, landlord, or business that owns or is renting the space.
What compensation may be provided for slip and fall accidents?
Most slip and fall accidents are filed for compensation of medical expenses and lost wages associated with the accident. Some cases may hold greater value than others. At VG Law Group, our team of experienced slip and fall accident attorneys will fight for the amount of compensation you deserve.