Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
Jacksonville injury lawyers and premises liability cases
When unreasonably dangerous conditions inside a building — such as slippery floors, poorly lit stairwells, uneven flooring, loose steps or other hazards — cause people to slip and fall, serious injuries can result. Such injuries can also occur outdoors because of holes in the ground or crevices in parking lot pavement as well as ice and snow on building steps or sidewalks. These types of accidents are referred to as slip and fall or premises liability cases.
Who is responsible?
Under Florida law, anyone who has responsibility for premises also has a responsibility to keep it safe. When unsafe conditions cause fires, accidents or otherwise result in injury, the law may hold property owners or managers liable. However, strict requirements and certain exceptions to the law can sometimes prevent a slip and fall injury victims from pursuing damages pertaining to their injuries — for example, when an individual sustains injuries while trespassing.
Although the law also requires property managers to maintain appropriate security to ensure visitors have reasonable protection from criminal acts against them, there are also limitations to liability in some cases. For example, convenience store owners or operators may not be liable if they take reasonable measures — such as lighting entrances well — to protect their customers. Even in situations like these, it costs nothing to discuss your case with an experienced slip and fall attorney at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. in Jacksonville.
If you suffer injuries and believe the owner of the premises was negligent, speak with a Jacksonville slip and fall lawyer at Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A. to determine if you have a case. Effective injury litigation in Jacksonville for premises liability claims requires that an attorney prove the owner actually created the hazard or knew about it and failed to take necessary action in a reasonable amount of time after discovery of the hazard. Your attorney can help ensure the success of your slip and fall claim by establishing negligence by the property owner.
While many slips and falls result in only minor injuries, when serious injury occurs, it is often worthwhile to seek legal assistance to obtain compensation for your medical costs, lost wages and pain. Please contact us online, or call our office at (904) 353-5800to arrange a consultation with a personal injury lawyer at our firm. There is no cost or obligation.