When you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall / trip and fall accident, you may wish to seek financial compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Mann Law can help you navigate you slip-and-fall claim; informing you of your rights and assisting you with the steps you need to take.
Personal Law: Slip and fall / Trip and Fall
What Are Slip and fall / Trip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall / trip and fall accidents happen when someone loses their footing and slips or trips, resulting in an injury. They usually occur on someone else’s property.
The most typical types of slip and fall / trip and fall accidents include:
– Uneven height between stairs
– Handrail improper height, unstable, or slippery
– Slipping – Losing your footing due to a wet spot or object on the floor
– Tripping over something – Losing your footing and falling over an uneven surface or object
– Stepping into a low spot – Walking into a hole or low spot and losing your footing
Who is Responsible?
When you slip and fall, your injury may be someone else’s fault. In the state of Florida, responsibility for the fall is often determined by an individual’s level of negligence. If you are partly responsible for your injury, then you are partially at fault. As a result, you may be legally responsible to share in the cost of your injury. The at fault party may be liable for your remaining damages. In Florida, this scenario involves comparative negligence, and the judge or jury determines who is most at fault for the injury.
People slip and fall every day. Injuries often result. In Florida, you have four years to file a lawsuit. Mann Law recommends that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your injury case. This process is often complicated, and securing legal services can help you to successfully prove your case in court.
What is Florida's Premises Liability Law?
Some guidelines exist to help determine personal responsibility in a slip and fall accident. In particular, business owners, homeowners, and landowners must follow the rules of Florida’s premises liability law. This law states that property owners need to maintain a reasonably safe condition for their property at all times. When an unsafe situation arises, the property owner must remedy it quickly. If an injury occurs before this problem can be fixed, the property owner may be considered negligent.
How Do You Prove Slip and fall / Trip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and Fall / Trip and Fall cases include some different factors than other injury cases. They include:
– Proving the store, business, or property was open or offered you access to it.
– Proving the owner of the store, business, or property did not properly maintain the premises.
– Was the level of maintenance, if any, reasonable?
– Proving that you were injured at that location.
Slip and fall / Trip and Fall
The injury attorneys at Mann Law can:
– Guide you through the legal process.
– Explain legal terms and responsibilities.
– Ensure all responsible parties are named in the lawsuit.
– Assist you in getting financial compensation for medical costs, emotional distress, lost wages, and permanent disability caused by the slip and fall / trip and fall accident.