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.
The most common results of a slip and fall accident are:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Arm and leg injuries
- Paralysis (quadriplegia and paraplegia)
- Head trauma and brain damage
- Wrongful death claims
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.
A Florida slip and fall liability case can be filed by a victim who is hurt due to the negligence or carelessness of another. Unfortunately, thousands of Florida slip and fall accident victims are eligible to make these claims every year after suffering injuries caused by property owners who failed to use reasonable care to warn of hazards or remove dangerous conditions from their property.
If you or a loved one have been injured during a slip and fall accident while on another person’s property, you should consult a personal injury attorney who is experienced, competent, and understanding. At the Law Offices of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, we are here for you and are always available to discuss and advise you of your legal options and rights. At Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, we are dedicated to each of our clients and their premises liability cases, and will thus do all that we can to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your damages. Contact us today to see how we can help aide you and return life to normal.
In the aftermath of injury and trauma due to a slip and fall accident, an individual is often left with many uncertainties and questions in regards to their rights and their future. Below, we hope to provide you with aide and understanding as we answer our most common questions regarding slip and fall accidents.
Slip and fall accidents can arise from many circumstances such as uneven surfaces, steep and narrow stairways, poor lighting, slippery surfaces caused by ice or water, and even sticky or cluttered floors. They can occur at any time of day and almost anywhere. When you or a loved one are injured on someone else’s property and believe that the property owner is at fault, you may have a premises liability claim against the property owner.
Slip and fall injury claims can be painful to experience and even more difficult to prove. Unlike more straightforward accidents, slip and fall claims can become very complicated for those involved in that proving liability is up to the victim. Thus, for all too many slip and fall accident victims, time is not devoted to recovery but rather to a number of legal difficulties.
At Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, we have the experience and tenacity needed to fight for victims’ rights in premises liability claims. Our Central Florida slip and fall accident attorneys will not only provide you with the legal advice and counsel you need, but make sure that you are informed and aware of what’s happening in your claim every step of the way. Let us handle your case and you recover. Contact us today to see how we can help return your life to normal.