Slip and Fall Accidents
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Many premises liability cases involve slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. Lawyers routinely use the term “slip and fall” generically to refer to accidents where someone was caused to fall because of a foreign substance on the floor, resulting in a slip, because of a foreign object on the ground, resulting in a trip or because of some other dangerous or defective condition existing on someone else’s property. In each instance, the slip or trip and fall is the result of negligence on the part of the land owner or business operator. Our slip & fall lawyers are privileged to represent injured victims throughout Florida from our offices in Miami and Orlando. We pride ourselves on being available to answer questions for our clients and to help guide them through the claims process.
Florida Slip and Fall Law
Property and business owners in Florida have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for the patrons and guests who are invited to come onto the property. This duty includes the responsibility to clean up spills, remove tripping hazards, inspect walking surfaces for dangerous conditions and to warn of any danger that cannot be immediately eliminated. In most cases, in order to establish liability for a slip and fall accident, the injured victim must prove 1) that the dangerous condition was either created by the property or business owner or that they were aware of it before the fall occurred and negligently failed to make it safe and 2) that the dangerous condition caused the fall and resulting injuries.
This type of case is often the most difficult to win since business and land owners and their insurance companies regularly destroy evidence, repair the defective condition or clean up the foreign substance that caused the fall, and then blame the victim. Slip and fall cases frequently involve complicated liability issues including constructive notice and compliance with local building codes as well as questions about insurance coverage. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a lawyer who is experienced in litigating complex premises liability cases and who has a track record of recovering substantial compensation for slip and fall victims.
We accept only a small number of premises liability cases so that we are able to devote our full time, attention and resources to each case and maximize the compensation recovered for our clients. This approach ensures that each Hannon Legal Group client receives the personal attention they expect from a "Top Law Firm."
Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a variety of hazardous conditions including poor lighting in stairwells, parking lots, parking garages or along walkways. The lack of stair railings, the presence of cracked walkways, loose or uneven floor boards, torn carpeting, gaps in flooring, painted concrete, wet or slick floors, potholes, spillage of slippery foreign substances, building code violations and the failure to warn of a known danger are also common culprits. These accidents can occur at private homes or at any number of commercial establishments including restaurants, bars, hotels, grocery stores, shopping centers, retail stores, flea markets, banks, office buildings, parking garages, amusement parks, construction sites, apartment and condominium buildings, hospitals or other commercial properties. If a slip & fall accident occurs at a private residence, the home owner's insurance policy may provide compensation for injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can result in serious, life altering injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, fractures and orthopedic injuries, ankle fractures, hip fractures, wrist fractures, elbow fractures, knee injury and herniated discs in the neck or back among other serious injuries. Slip and fall victims may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement.
The lawyers at Hannon Legal Group, have been successfully handling slip and fall cases also known as premises liability cases, throughout the state of Florida and the United States for many years. Our attorneys have many years of experience in establishing liability on the part of negligent land and business owners and know how to deal with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident anywhere in the state of Florida, contact a slip and fall lawyer at Hannon Legal Group today for a free consultation or call (866) 835-6872 to speak with an attorney about your case.