Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
From work to home, school to the supermarket, the possibility for injury is real and substantial. Although commonly associated with a momentary loss of equilibrium and clumsy activity, a slip and fall is oftentimes the most dangerous type of accident to be involved in as it can result in a considerable amount of injuries. Accidents where people slip and fall are often overlooked by most people, but in truth, they actually have the potential to result in serious damages and even death for those involved.
The reason that a slip and fall accident is in fact so dangerous is because such an incident can occur anywhere and at anytime. It doesn't matter whether you are at the grocery store, local pool, or a friend’s home; there is always the possibility of being involved in a slip and fall accident. Moreover, such incidents can result in a great variety of injuries.
Although most people consider a slip and fall to be an accidental occurrence, in the majority of cases, a slip and fall could not only have been prevented but was the result of ignorance or negligence on the part of the property owner. Almost all cases of slip and fall are a result of hazardous conditions that have been either disregarded or overlooked by a business and/or it’s property owners.
When a person slips and falls, or trips and falls, on another person’s property and they are then injured, the property owner may be held liable for the damages incurred. In the state of Florida, all landowners are responsible for ensuring that their property is free from hazardous conditions, and for making sure that the general public is aware of any dangerous conditions that may exist. If a landowner fails to maintain their property and prevent hazardous conditions and another person is injured while present, the property owner may have to pay damages to the injured party.