Florida’s premises liability law holds property owners accountable for maintaining safe conditions on their premises so that visitors, customers, or patrons do not slip, trip, or fall while on the property. Unfortunately, Florida juries can be reluctant to hold business owners liable for an injury victim’s trip/slip and fall accident even if the evidence and witness testimonies point to negligence. This is why it is so important that you retain the services of an experience Florida trip/slip and fall lawyer who will do what it takes to prove that you were injured in a fall accident because the property owner was negligent.
In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, our slip/trip accident attorneys at Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. will send an expert to the accident scene immediately so that any physical evidence, such as a broken step, a pothole, a poorly lit hallway, spilt liquid, or debris on the floor can be photographed and documented before the owner can make repairs, mop up the ground, or clear the space. Our Florida law firm has successfully represented many premises liability clients that were injured in Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and throughout Florida.
Trip, Slip, and Fall Injuries
In order to be held liable for your trip and fall or slip and fall accident in Florida, a property owner either must have known or should have known about the unsafe or hazardous condition that led to the accident that caused your injuries and did nothing to remedy the situation.
A property owner or manager must issue a warning to let others know that an unsafe condition, such as a wet floor or construction debris at a restaurant, bank, grocery store, shopping mall, restaurant, or coffee shop exists on the premise. Failure to do so can be grounds for a slip/trip and fall accident claim or lawsuit. Other unsafe conditions that can lead to trip/slip and fall accidents include uneven flooring, spilt food or objects that shouldn’t be on the floor, and building code violations.
Injuries sustained in a trip/slip and fall accident can be very serious and excruciatingly painful. Broken bones, hip injuries, a sprained arm, a broken neck, torn ligaments, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur during a serious trip/slip and fall accident. A trip/slip and fall accident victim may have to take time off from work to undergo hip replacement surgery, recover from a broken leg, or learn to walk again.
A trip/slip and fall claim or lawsuit is not the kind of case that you want to pursue without the help of an experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., we will work with trip/slip and fall experts and medical experts to zealously pursue your right to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other associated expenses.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Our law firm has offices that are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.