Slip and Fall Accidents
How do Slip and Fall Accidents happen?
Trip and fall accidents usually occur as a result of either negligent construction, failure of property owner to warn of a dangerous condition or failure of a landowner to follow the Florida Building Codes. We regularly monitor the building codes and regularly represent clients that have tripped on a dangerous step, crack in the ground, slipped on a wet floor, or fallen as a result of a property owner’s failure to provide proper lighting.
What is likelihood that I have a case?
If you have been injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to maintain their property in a safe and reasonable manner, then we will be able to assist you in recovery of financial compensation for your injuries. For example, if a consumer walks into a home improvement store and unexpectedly slips and falls in the hardware aisle resulting in injury, that store can be held responsible to compensate the injured person for any pain and suffering, damages, medical bills, and lost wages. Most property owners will challenge a slip and fall or trip/fall case and claim that the individual that was injured was not careful and therefore the property owner is not liable. The Bennett Law Center has handled numerous slip and fall and trip/fall cases and we are aware of the tactics and schemes used by owners and individuals invovled of these types of cases.
While injuries vary from case to case, slip and fall injuries usually involve fractures, broken bones, and often leg, arm, wrist, shoulder, and knee injuries.
Who is usually involved in a slip and fall case?
- Residential Buildings
- Commercial Buildings
- Nightclubs & Bars
- Gas Stations
- Private Residences
- Movie Theatres
- Shopping Malls
- Parking Facilities
- Healthcare Facilities
- Recreational Parks
- Swimming Pools
- Public Schools
- Government Buildings
What information do you need to put together my Slip and Fall case?
- Fill out an incident report or report the accident – make sure to get a copy of this report
- Obtain the names of all employees or managers on duty
- Do not discuss the situation with the staff regarding facts or liability
- Take photos and video of the accident scene
- Obtain the names and phone numbers of all potential witnesses
- Seek immediate medical attention and document all potential injuries
How Can The Bennett Law Center Help?
We have assisted thousands of injured victims of accidents claim for their damages from negligent property owners or managers. Our Board Certified Liability Lawyers have litigated numerous slip and fall and trip and fall proceedings, including cases involving slippery floors, falling products, store accidents, negligent security, unsafe stairs, stairwell accidents, parking lot pedestrian accidents, parks and recreation accidents, sidewalk injuries, uneven pavement and inappropriate warnings about dangerous holes. We work with Florida’s leading construction and accident reconstruction experts in order to prove that the property owner created a dangerous condition resulting in our client’s injuries.
Following your accident, we will work with you to make sure you receive the necessary medical treatment. We will immediately investigate the facts of your case and work with slip and fall or trip and fall experts in order to further prove that the land owner was negligent and at fault and solely responsible for your injuries.