Hollywood Slip, Trip & Fall Attorney Serving Aventura, Weston, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach

You are walking through a parking lot, into a store, or across your neighbor’s doorstep when – bam! – without warning, you are suddenly on the ground and in a lot of pain. You think that you may have broken your wrist, and your hip is giving you excruciating pain. Upon review from a medical professional, it turns out you did indeed fractured some bones. What’s more, you also suffered a minor concussion.

Slip and falls/trip and falls can result in thousands of dollars worth of medical bills, missed time from work, and serious pain and suffering. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, and that one out of every five falls causes a serious injury. If you have suffered a fall that was due to the negligence of another, be sure to contact an experienced Hollywood slip and fall attorney.

Florida Premises Liability Laws

Liability for a slip and fall is almost always based on premises liability laws. These laws require that a property owner maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. For example, if a customer experiences a slip and fall on a business property, the business may be held liable if the customer can prove in accordance with 2015 Florida Statutes Section 768.0755:

  • The dangerous condition existed for a length of time that the business should have known of the condition; or
  • The business had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition; or
  • The condition was regular and therefore foreseeable; and
  • The business should have taken action to remedy the condition based on its knowledge of the condition; or
  • The business actually created the dangerous condition.

Therefore, the failure of a property owner to correct a hazardous condition on their property — of which they are aware or should be aware —  is a violation of premises liability laws.

Damages Recoverable in a Slip and Fall Claim

If you can prove that the property owner where your slip and fall/trip and fall occurred should have prevented your injury from occurring, then you can recover damages for your injury. Damages available might include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses;
  • All lost wages related to the injury, past, present and future;
  • Physical pain;
  • Disfigurement and permanent scarring; and
  • Emotional suffering.

Usually, these damages are paid by the home or business owner’s property/homeowner’s insurance.

Contact a Florida Slip and Fall Attorney Today

At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A., our skilled Hollywood slip and fall attorney has a firm grasp of theories and legal terms such as negligence and premises liability, and can assist you in proving both. Whether you need an advocate who can collect evidence, one who can negotiate on your behalf, or both, Alex T. Barak is ready to work with you. To request your free case consultation to learn more about what damages you may be entitled to recover, call us today at 954-961-6200.

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