Slips and Falls Accidents
A slip and fall accidents are almost always unexpected.
Slip and Fall accidents could happen anytime anywhere and it may seem a simple and unexpected but actually, slip and falls are very dangerous. Slip and fall injuries range from life threatening head injuries to debilitating back problems, serious bone breaks and a myriad of life interrupting injuries, all causing potentially expensive medical and rehab costs.
Florida has millions of senior citizens who are often the victims of slip and fall accidents. However, slippery or uneven floors can cause an unsuspecting person to slip and/or trip and injure themselves. Slip and fall incidents generally occur on “someone else’s premises” such as a restaurant, retail facility, workplace, or in a residential setting.
Trips and Falls that occur because of a hazard or defect on another person’s property are called “premises liability” claims. Regardless of how or why a person enters a property, owners have a responsibility to maintain their property and to warn people who enter the premises of any unsafe conditions. If property owners fail to notify of hazardous premises conditions, they may be held legally responsible or “liable” for injuries that occur on their property. The law considers property owners who fail to meet their responsibilities negligent.
What more is there to Slip and Fall Accidents?
- Trip-and-fall accidents, where there is a foreign object in the walking path.
- Stump-and-fall accidents, where there is an impediment in the walking surface.
- Step-and-fall accidents, where there is an unexpected failure or hole in the walking surface.
- Slip-and-fall accidents, in which the interface of the shoe and the floor fails.
Both the property owner as well as the injured person can be held to varying degrees of responsibility for an injury. The property owner has a responsibility to keep property safe. Each person has a duty to watch where they are going, as well as realize that there are things that fall or spill onto walking surfaces.
Are there enough lawyers to prevent Accidents and Injuries? The truth is that there are many layers to premises liability, which is the area of law that encompassed slip and fall injuries. It can become very complicated when trying to determine fault, and to determine whether conditions were indeed hazardous. Therefore, hiring a good slip and fall lawyer is essential for your case.
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