Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Lawyer

How do Slip and Fall Accidents happen?

Property owners and occupiers in Florida are governed by the general rule of law that dictates that they maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition. At the very least, they have the responsibility of warning guests, visitors or customers of previously known dangerous conditions. In the event that they fail to adhere to this law, they are subject to a premises liability for any slip and fall or trip and fall case within their property.

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?

In general, a slip and fall or trip and fall accident can be considered a legal case when a person is injured on a property or premises whose owner or occupier has failed to keep the property safe or has created a dangerous condition resulting in the slip and fall or trip and fall injury. Sometimes just the fact that the property owner knew about the dangerous condition and did not do anything to protect the safety of the guests is enough to hold them liable for the injury.

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?

Accidents can happen anytime and may involve various kinds of unsafe conditions. Because slip and fall or trip and fall accidents may occur in almost any place that we visit, anyone can be involved in this type of accident. Injuries can happen in any number of places including:
  • Residential Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Casinos
  • Nightclubs & Bars
  • Gas Stations
  • Restaurants
  • Private Residences
  • Movie Theatres
  • Shopping Malls
  • Parking Facilities
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Airports
  • Recreational Parks
  • Swimming Pools
  • Public Schools
  • Universities
  • Government Buildings
  • Cruises

What information do you need to put together my Slip and Fall case?

If you fall in a public place, there are things you can do immediately following your accident to help with your case, and your health.
  • 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?

For over 20 years, The Bennett Law Center has been helping victims of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.

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.

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