Slips and falls are accidents that are usually categorized as “premises liability” cases. If a property owner, or a property’s custodian, is not performing the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of a property they have ownership or management over, a premises liability case can arise.
Numerous states have laws that require property owners to maintain their properties so that they pose no unreasonable risks to others. Residential homeowners aren’t the only ones who can held liable if someone slips or falls on their property. Business owners face the same risk if they fail to adequately maintain their property.
When an injured party brings a claim against a property owner as a result of a slip and fall injury, that individual is claiming negligence. This claim requires that individual to prove that the property owner breached their duty of maintenance and upkeep of their property, resulting in an injury.
In order for a claim to be successful, the individual must demonstrate that they were injured in some way. In Florida, the law allows for the interpretation of “injuries” to mean something beyond physical injury. Financial injuries, which include lost wages or loss of future earnings, are also possible if they originate from a physical injury.
A slip and fall injury is when you either slip, trip, or fall on a property and hurt yourself in some way. The accident might be caused by spilled liquids or foreign substances, or other unsafe property conditions. Business owners and residential property owners alike have an obligation and duty to maintain a safe environment to prevent accidental injuries.
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, you should do the following:
When you take these steps after a slip and fall accident, you are protecting yourself and ensuring that you’ll have the best possible chances of receiving the damages due to you. Remember that involved parties can still be held liable for injuries you have sustained even if they have warned you while on their property of the possibility of being injured.
If you have been injured in a slip or fall, contact Louis Law Group immediately. Our attorneys will be able to help handle your slip and fall claim so that you get the fair and just compensation you deserve for any injuries you sustained. You may be entitled to more damages than you realize. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.