Slip And Fall

Florida Slip and Fall Cases

There are many conditions on a landowner or land occupier’s property that can result in an individual’s personal injury. In Florida, one of the most common premises liability cases is the slip and fall case. Typically, slip and fall cases involve a spilled substance or debris that causes injury to an individual. If you fall and injure yourself on another person’s property in Florida, it is good idea to explore the possibility of filing a lawsuit in order to obtain compensation for your injury. Especially if the liability for the injury can  be clearly attributed to the property owner’s negligence. In this blog post, we will discuss how slip and fall cases in Florida work and how our law firm can help you if you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall injury. 

Florida Slip and Fall Laws

Generally, Florida law is very straightforward with respect to slip and fall cases where the property owner or occupier had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition. The law has not always been as clear-cut with respect to those cases in which the landowner or land occupier was not actually aware of the existence of a dangerous condition. A property owner or occupier of land has a legal duty to use reasonable care to protect an invitee from apparent danger. This duty, however, does not apply to natural conditions that exist on many residential properties. For example, a property owner or occupier is under no duty to remove shrubbery that is naturally growing on his or property even if the bushes obstruct a traffic device or an intersection. If that same shrubbery, however, grows beyond a person’s property line, the owner may then be held responsible for any harm or injuries resulting from the overgrowth. Today, Florida law requires an individual who owns or is in possession of a business to take reasonable care to maintain the premises in a safe condition. An individual asserting a premises liability action against a business must prove that the property owner or occupier negligently failed to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance, inspection, or repair of the property. Florida law does not require the business owner or land occupier to have actual knowledge of the substance or debris that caused the injuries. On the other hand, however, a lack of notice on the part of the property owner or occupier may be considered together with all other evidence in determining liability. Although the issues surrounding a premises liability case may appear less complex than cases involving a car accident with personal injuries or a medical malpractice action, clients should always contact a personal injury attorney to determine whether a property owner or occupier has breached his or her duty of care. Knowing which standard of care to apply in a particular circumstance can be very confusing and perplexing, so ask for the advice and experience of a personal injury attorney who can assist you if you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner or property occupier. 

Are You Looking For a skilled South Florida Personal Injury Attorney? There are many situations which can lead to personal injuries. Some of the most common situations that can lead to injury include motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, etc. When someone else behaves irresponsibly and causes an injury, personal injury lawsuits allow for injury victims to afford the costs of medical treatment and expenses. Our firm is dedicated to making sure that those responsible for injuries are held accountable for their negligent actions. We help clients injured by a negligent person or business by forcefully tracking down the responsible parties down in order to obtain proper compensation needed for injury victims. If you have been injured in any type of accident that may have been caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help. Whether you simply want to discuss your car accident claim with the car accident lawyer to get some insight on your legal rights and responsibilities or you want to hire a lawyer to completely handle your personal injury claim, you don’t just want to hire any lawyer. You want to make sure you hire a lawyer who is experienced in personal injury law and one you will feel comfortable with. If you, a friend or family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to contact the car accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero to receive your free consultation. We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester. 

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