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Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Who Is Liable in a Florida Slip & Fall Accident?
If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, you must prove the owner’s liability to a judge or jury in order to succeed in your case. Our slip and fall accident attorney will make a thorough investigation of the facts necessary both to establish the defendant's liability and the proof of your complete damages. In the most severe injury cases, we work with consulting physicians to present expert testimony as to the extent of your injuries and your prospects for recovery. We also work with rehabilitation therapists to present evidence as to the practical difference the injuries mean for your daily life, your ability to work, and the assistance and resources you need to meet the challenges of ordinary living.
Under Florida law, you must prove the following to win a slip and fall case:
- There is a hazardous situation on the property.
- The hazardous situation lasted long enough for the property owner to know about it and make the necessary repairs, but failed to do so.
- You suffered an injury due to the hazardous situation.
- You suffered damages as a result of the accident.
If you or someone in your family has been injured in a serious fall on property owned by another individual or corporation, contact a slip and fall lawyer at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. Our understanding of Florida premises liability law on issues ranging from building code violations to negligent security can help you recover the damages you need in the aftermath of serious slip and fall injuries.
Call our slip and fall accident attorney at (855) 933-3881 to discuss your injuries. We have offices in Jacksonville, Arlington, Northside, Orange Park, Palatka, Southside & Baymeadows, Starke, and Westside.
Common Injuries in Slip & Fall Accidents
While the injuries suffered in a severe slip and fall case are not usually disabling or life threatening, sometimes they are. There is no telling where a person's head will land or what it will strike, and serious falls can head to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neck injuries, or damage to the spine, all of which can lead to permanent impairment. For elderly persons, a fall on a hard surface can result in a broken hip, which can mean a long period of immobility, dependent living, and a painful convalescence.
We represent people who have slipped and fallen on dangerous surfaces under such circumstances as the following:
- Wet or oily floors in grocery stores, auto repair shops, or other retailers
- Uneven sidewalks, driveways, or parking lots
- Unlit stairways or hallways
- Poorly maintained escalators or faulty automatic doors
- Broken or missing handrails on porches or in stairwells
- Falling objects
In addition to these property dangers, slips, trips, and falls are commonly the fault of negligent property owners or managers. If an owner is aware of a danger but fails to fix it or provide adequate warning, they may be liable for the harm their negligence caused. This is true for commercial, residential, and government properties, as owners all have a duty of care to keep their guests safe from harm.
The Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Claims
Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a) states that the statute of limitations to file a slip and fall accident lawsuit is four years from the date of the incident. This means you and your lawyer have a limited amount of time to discuss your case, gather evidence, build your strategy, and fight for your right to full and fair compensation. Even though four years may seem like a long time, it is important that you speak with our firm as soon as possible to get the legal help you need. The sooner we can get to work on your behalf, the stronger we can tailor your claim for compensation.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our motto is simple: “You Hurt? We Fight!” Our attorneys will not back down from a challenging case, and we will always work diligently to get you the full and fair compensation you need to recover. In addition, we take cases on contingency, meaning you do not owe us unless we are able to recover compensation for you. You have nothing to lose – call (855) 933-3881 now.
For additional information about our ability to handle your premise liability claim, call (855) 933-3881 or contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. for a free consultation.