Florida Premises Liability Attorneys
Slip & Fall Accidents, Trip & Fall Accidents
A slip & fall or trip & fall is the generic term for any injury happening when someone slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Slips and falls can happen in many different places, including in retail establishments (supermarkets, the mall), amusement parks, schools, or on the job.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, or fall injury and over 17,000 people die in the U.S. annually because of these injuries. Common injuries include bruising, fractures (hip, spine, leg, angle, pelvis, hand), and traumatic brain injuries.
Slip and falls or trip and falls often occur as a result of a slippery surface like water, a banana peel, or a grape on the floor of a store or oil in a parking lot. They can also occur due to abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, unsafe railings, or a hidden hazard such as gap or hard-to-see hole in the ground.
If you are on someone else’s property and injure yourself as a result of a dangerous condition on the property, the land owner or business owner may be liable for your injuries; however, in order to make a claim for negligence as a result of this condition, you must generally prove that the landowner or business owner knew or should have known of the dangerous or hazardous condition and that they failed to either correct the problem to make it safe or warn others of the inherently dangerous condition.
Our experienced personal injury and slip and fall attorneys will help you get compensation for your pain and suffering; compensation for medical bills; help you find medical treatment; help you recover lost, present, and future job income; and help you deal with the insurance company.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a slip and fall or trip and fall and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact Baker, Zimmerman, & Perez here or call (954) 509-1900 or toll free at (800) 886-LAWS. We offer free consultations and charge you only if we win your case.