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Starke Slip and Fall Attorney
Handling Slip and Fall Claims in Bradford County
With lakes, state parks, historical sites, and other recreational activities, Starke is a popular place to live and a draw for adventurous travelers. Unfortunately, when property owners and land managers fail to maintain their premises, serious accidents happen.
Slip and falls accidents occur when hazardous conditions put visitors at risk. If a property owner knew or should have known about that risk, they can be held liable for any injuries or losses that occur. If you have been injured after a slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can walk you through your legal rights and options.
Call us at (855) 933-3881 to get started with a free consultation and put 100+ years of combined legal experience on your side.
Where Do Slip and Falls Occur?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere dangerous conditions exist. They often occur at grocery stores and restaurants, where food spills are common, and in parking lots, which are often overlooked when it comes to maintenance. Whether you are injured by wet floors or another hazard at an Ellianos Coffee, a restaurant like Cedar Rivers Seafood, or your local Dollar General or produce market, we are here to help.
Other common places where slip and falls occur include:
- Poorly maintained sidewalks and walkways
- Gyms and training facilities
- Golf courses, like Starke Golf & Country Club
- Hotels and resorts
- Retail stores
- Swimming pools
- Museums, such as the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
- Historical sites, including the Kanapaha Cotton Plantation & Haile Homestead
- Outdoor recreation sites, like Kingsley Lake and Bowman’s River Landing
- Private residences and rental properties
Different property owners and land managers are in charge of each of these sites, so part of your legal battle may be finding the right party to sue and following the rules for your particular situation.
No matter how complex your case, our Starke slip and fall lawyers are here to help.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
The most common causes of slip and fall accidents are wet and uneven surfaces. Other hazards that lead to slips, trips, and falls include:
- Loose floorboards and mats
- Worn-out carpeting
- Freshly mopped or waxed floors
- Potholes in parking lots
- Spilled liquids or splashed grease
- Rain tracked in from outside
- Trash or debris on the floor
- Cluttered walkways
- Poor lighting
- Stray cords
- Defective stairs
- Stairs or walkways without handrails
You can hold property owners accountable when they create a condition that harms you, especially if they fail to warn you. For example, consider an employee at a restaurant mops the floor while you are in the restroom. If you step out of the restroom expecting the floor to be dry and fall, you can hold the restaurant owner liable for your injuries.
Property owners may also be liable for injuries when they knew (or should have known) about the condition that harmed you and failed to remedy it. If you trip on a broken step that has been a hazard for weeks at your apartment building, for instance, you can sue your landlord because they should have known about and fixed it, thus preventing your injury.
Why Choose Us?
Our team at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. has plenty of experience handling slip and fall claims, which fall under Florida’s premises liability laws. As military veterans, we bring the same sense of service, commitment, and dedication to your case that has seen our attorneys through tours of duty in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
When you are ready to talk about your case, we are here. You can speak to a real person 24/7, and you will enjoy personalized representation throughout. Your neighborhood firm is always here for you. We demand and fight for the compensation our clients deserve.