If you happen to slip and have a fall, is anyone responsible? Such accidents can happen anywhere- a wet floor, patch of rough ground, defective stairs, ripped carpeting, potholes, leaking chemicals, unsafe equipment or furniture, and uneven floors to name a few. If you get injured as a result of a slip a slip and fall, sometimes the property owner is responsible, and sometimes not. Liability in these cases is generally decided by common sense and what is “reasonable.” If you find yourself in such a situation, hiring an attorney might be the next best step for you.
Determining liability in slip and fall
There are three situations under which someone could be responsible for your injuries due to a slip and fall on their property.
- The owner of the premises or an employee must be responsible for the slippery or dangerous surface.
- The owner or the employee must have purposefully ignored to clean or fix the dangerous surface.
- The owner or employee should have known of the dangerous surface because a “reasonable” person would have removed it or repaired it.
It is up to the judges and juries in a court of law to decide if the owner and the employees took reasonable and appropriate steps to keep their property safe. They are responsible for providing reasonably safe premises to guests or visitors, and also warn them of any known dangers to prevent getting anyone injured. The law determines if the premises are regularly cleaned and maintained or not. If the property owner is found to be negligent, you might have a good claim for a compensation.
However, any “comparative negligence” or carelessness on your part that may have contributed to the slip and fall accident, is also taken into account. Many detailed questions may be raised and many details would need to be gone over before such a case is resolved. So as you can see, there might be a lot of legalities involved in a slip and fall. Having an experienced legal team fighting on your side would be very useful.
How our slip and fall law firm, Fort Lauderdale, Florida can help you
For any slip and fall incident that you may be involved in, the law office of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. in Florida can help you receive fair compensation. Our law firm is experienced in handling premises liability claims involving slip-and-falls, as well as negligent security and trip-and-falls. Calling us or consulting us prior to speaking with an insurance adjuster might mean getting a fair compensation, rather than being duped into an unfair agreement by an insurance company representative.
Our attorneys are experts at analyzing your situation and strategizing the best way to set up a claim. How a slip and fall case is handled makes all the difference in the end result. So whether you are unaware of the legal complexities, or dealing with injuries and/or financial loss due to the slip and fall, you can rest assured that your claim is in the right hands with our law firm and that you will win and get what you are entitled to under the law. Not only will our experienced law team fight tooth and nail for maximum recovery, we will also make sure that the case is resolved in a timely manner without delay from the other party. Knowing that the legal aspects are being handled competently, you can concentrate on getting back to your normal life physically and financially.
And remember, we do not get paid until you win your claim. To see how we can work with you to help you with any kind of slip and fall accident that you may have been involved in, just call us toll free at 1-800-909-5529. Our representatives would be happy to answer your questions. You can also check out our website to get more information about our team, our experience, and more. We are confident that you will not find more competent slip and fall lawyers Fort Lauderdale has to offer. We know the law inside out and will work tirelessly to win your case for you.