Slip, Trip & Falls
Businesses Must Keep You Safe
Florida laws are complicated for slips, trips and falls on someone else’s property
Slips, trips and falls are the third leading cause of unintentional death, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).
Florida law requires business owners to keep their premises in reasonable safe condition for invitees (patrons) on their property. This means they must keep the floors free of any dangerous conditions including, but not limited to, debris, liquid or other substance that they know of or should know of.
Many attorneys are not willing to file lawsuits in slip/trip and fall cases because of these complexities. We do. If you consult an attorney, ask them at the outset whether they will be willing to file a lawsuit in your case if it is necessary to get you a reasonable recovery.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney for my slip, trip and fall accident?
Due to the complexity of the Florida premises liability laws, it’s important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help advise you on your rights. An attorney will know whether there are ongoing issues with certain businesses in the area and will do an investigation to determine if there was a dangerous condition that caused you to fall. The earlier you hire an attorney after a fall on someone else’s property the better.
In order to protect your right to recover for your injuries and losses, you must prove the business owner either knew or should have known of the dangerous condition.