Whenever you are outside at a public place, you could possibly experience a fall. Slip and fall accidents are fairly common and can cause injuries. In some cases the property owner is responsible for the injuries, while in other cases the property owner is not held liable. If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, you may need to talk to an attorney to be compensated for any injuries.
If you are unsure if you need to take any legal action or if you could be owed damages, getting an experienced slip and fall lawyer on your side could mean the difference between getting what is just or losing what you are owed. In Florida, the law office of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. can help to get what you deserve in a slip and fall.
Slip and Fall Accidents and Determining Liability
Slip and fall cases usually fall under the broader category of “premises liability” claims. There are many dangerous conditions like torn carpeting, poor lighting, narrow stairs, leaking chemicals, unsafe equipment or furniture, or a wet floor that can cause someone to slip or trip and be injured. There is no accurate way to determine when someone is legally responsible for your injuries if you slip.
Each case depends on whether the property owner’s actions were careful so that slipping or tripping was not likely to happen, and whether you were careless in avoiding or not seeing the condition that caused you to fall. In most cases, if you are injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, you must prove that the cause of the accident was a “dangerous condition,” and that the property owner knew of that dangerous condition. You must be able to show that:
- The property owner or employee created the dangerous condition.
- The owner or employee knew the condition existed and negligently failed to correct it.
- The condition existed for a period of time long enough for the owner or employee to have discovered and corrected it prior to the slip and fall incident in question.
The “reasonableness” of the property owner’s actions and efforts to keep the premises safe will be the deciding factor. All this might be trickier to prove than you can imagine. State and federal laws governing slip and falls can be quite a challenge to navigate through. After presenting your evidence and arguments, it will be up to the judge or jury to decide whether you deserve to be compensated or not. In order to increase your chances of getting a fair settlement, you can take certain steps:
- Avoid making any detailed statements regarding fault.
- Get names of owners and managers of the property.
- Take good pictures of the scene and your injuries.
- Save clothing and footwear.
- Write names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Do not give recorded statements to insurance adjusters.
- Seek medical attention for injuries sustained.
How Can Our Slip and Fall Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale, Florida help you
At our law office you will find that our attorneys are experienced in handling premises liability claims involving slip-and-falls, and also negligent security trip-and-falls. We know the laws inside out and leave no stone unturned to get you the compensation you deserve. There are several issues associated with slip and falls– you may be severely injured and unable to work while you recover, you may not have savings to support yourself or your family during this time, you may not be able to pay your medical expenses, or you may not feel physically or emotionally capable of fighting a legal battle.
So do you just give up and do nothing about the trouble you landed in for no fault of yours? No, you cannot give up. All you need to do is contact the law office of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. All the legal aspects of your case will be handled competently, while you concentrate on getting back to your normal physical, emotional, and financial state. Also remember, we do not get paid until you win your claim. So you can be assured that we will look into every detail and every strategy to get you a fair judgment. We feel confident in not only getting the best judgment, we get it faster too.
To see how we can 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. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also check out our website for more information about our experience, our staff, and more. We are confident that you will not find more competent slip and fall lawyers Fort Lauderdale has to offer.