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Orange Park Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slip & Fall Accidents in Clay County
When you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, including your medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, and inconvenience. This includes when you slip, trip, and/or fall due to unsafe property conditions or the property owner’s negligence.
Since 2003, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. has represented countless clients throughout Florida and Georgia who have suffered serious injuries through no fault of their own. At our Orange Park office, we represent individuals who were injured in serious slip and fall accidents throughout Clay County. Our team of highly skilled attorneys and compassionate support staff is here to guide you through the legal process and fight to maximize your recovery. We have over a century of collective experience and a proven track record of success—learn how we can help you with your slip, trip, and fall claim today.
What Is a Slip & Fall Claim?
Slip and fall (also known as slip, trip, and fall) cases are some of the most common types of premises liability claims. These cases involve individuals who have suffered significant injuries and damages after slipping, tripping, and falling on someone else’s property.
To successfully bring a slip and fall claim, you must be able to prove all the following elements:
- Duty of Care: First, you must prove that the property owner owed you a duty of care. This essentially means that you were lawfully on the property when the accident occurred. In Florida, property owners owe the highest duty of care to invited guests (whether they were expressly or implicitly invited), followed by uninvited visitors (also known as licensees). The only duty property owners have to trespassers is to refrain from causing willful injury.
- Breach: Next, you must prove that the property owner breached the duty of care. This often involves proving that the property owner failed to adequately maintain the premises or that they failed to remove, repair, or warn others about a dangerous condition. You will also need to prove that the property owner knew about or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition’s existence.
- Injuries and Damages: To bring a claim for damages, you will need to prove that you actually sustained damages. In other words, you will need to prove that you were injured, suffered harm, and/or sustained other measurable damages. These damages can be either economic, such as medical expenses and lost income/wages, or non-economic, including pain and suffering and lost quality of life.
- Causation: Lastly, you will need to prove that the property owner’s breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of your injuries. For example, if a property owner (or manager) failed to put out “wet floor” signs after a floor was mopped and you slipped and fell because you did not realize the floor was wet, you may be able to prove that your resulting injuries were caused by the property owner’s (or manager’s) failure to warn you about the wet floor.
Our Orange Park slip and fall attorneys can build a solid case on your behalf. We know how to properly investigate slip, trip, and fall claims, including how to secure evidence of the property owner’s negligence. We also know how to fight back against common insurance company and property owner tactics to dispute or deny claims, such as arguing that you were acting negligently, were trespassing, or could have reasonably avoided the dangerous condition.
Damages in Slip & Fall Cases
While not every slip, trip, or fall is serious, many are. In fact, falls are one of the leading causes of both brain injuries and spinal cord injuries in the United States. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we understand the serious nature of your injuries, as well as the severity of your damages. Because of this, we work tirelessly to fight for the maximum recovery you are owed.
Every case is different, and the exact damages you may be able to recover will depend on the specifics of your case. However, we are often able to help our clients recover:
- All medical expenses related to the incident
- Ongoing and future medical care costs
- Lost income/wages due to missed work
- Lost earning ability due to disability
- Lost future earnings and other benefits
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Lost quality of life
- Disfigurement and inconvenience
We understand the many unique challenges slip and fall cases present and, most importantly, we know how to overcome them. Whether you were injured after tripping over exposed wires in a retail store or slipped and fell due to poor lighting in the hallway of an apartment building, our team is ready to fight for you and your recovery.
Learn More; Call Us Today
A serious slip and fall accident can lead to life-altering catastrophic injuries. You may be unable to return to work for weeks or months, making it even more difficult to keep up with mounting medical bills and daily expenses. This can cause immense pain and suffering, as well as considerable financial stress for you and your family. Our firm is here to help.
We know what you are going through, and we are committed to providing the dedicated, aggressive advocacy you deserve. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we answer our phones 24/7; you will always reach a real, live person when you call. As part of our efforts to be your neighborhood attorney, we provide legal services in Spanish, Russian, and German, and we do not collect attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet and hold negligent property owners accountable in order to create a better, safer community for all.
Reach out to our Orange Park office today for a free consultation. Call (855) 933-3881 to get started.