Business owners and operators, along with landowners, are responsible for:
- Keeping their premises reasonably safe for their customers or guests.
- Warning guests, residents and tenants of any known dangers.
Slip and fall or trip and fall are generic terms for an injury that occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. These are all related to premises liability.
These types of claims may arise as a result of hidden hazards which can include:
- Falls as a result of water or other liquid on the floor
- Abrupt changes in flooring
- Poor lighting
- Falling objects
- Gaps or hard-to-see holes in the ground
Compensation for a slip and fall accident is similar to all personal injury claims. Recovery includes:
- Medical bills
- Wage loss
- Pain and suffering
- Potential future medical expenses
Serious injuries such as a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, burn injury, electrocution, head trauma, and even amputation can result from an injury on someone else’s property. Many of these injuries can create impairments that can have a major impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Most severe injuries are long-lasting, if not permanent, and could require future medical attention. Don’t settle for unfair compensation from an insurance company until you have spoken with a knowledgeable South Florida personal injury lawyer that has extensive experience with premises liability cases.
At South Florida Personal Injury Center, we’ve helped countless clients who have sustained injury on negligent premises including:
- Apartment complexes
- Retail and department stores
- Negligent schools that caused injuries to children
- Public sidewalks
- Public transportation
- Fitness centers
- Grocery stores
- Construction sites
Know your rights!
Florida has a set statute of limitations for negligence cases. This means you have a specified amount of time before you may bring your claim forward and still receive compensation for your, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured on another’s property, understand you rights and get information you need. Speak with a qualified personal injury attorney to review your case and determine the owner’s liability. Our firm offers a free consult to all potential clients who wish to discuss the facts of their accident. Contact us and find out your legal rights!