When Does a Slip and Fall Justify a Lawsuit?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday August 9, 2018

We have all experienced a slip and fall at some point in our life. Fortunately, these usually do not result in serious injury and are overcome quickly. In some cases however, hazardous conditions result in serious or lasting injuries that may be the fault of a third party.

Slip and fall lawsuits come in a wide variety, but one issue that comes up frequently when people consider whether to contact a lawyer is doubt. They may doubt that their injury is severe enough to justify contacting a lawyer. Some are concerned that because they did not file a report with the place of business where they fell, they have waived their ability to pursue a claim. So when should someone contact an attorney for a slip and fall case?

If you or a loved one fell at a place of business and your injuries amount to more than a simple scrape or bruise that heals in a short period of time, contact an attorney to discuss the details of your injury.

Often these cases revolve around a question of whether the place of business knew or should have known about the hazardous condition on their property that led to the slip-and-fall injury. Did an employee do a poor job of cleaning up a spill, leaving behind a slippery surface that resulted in an injury? Was the business informed of the dangerous condition and yet failed to respond? Had the dangerous condition existed long enough that the business reasonably should have known and taken steps to remove the hazard? These are all examples of questions that need to be considered in slip-and-fall cases.

Common hazardous conditions in Florida slip-and-fall cases include: wet and slippery floors, debris, severely damaged walkways and sidewalks, and more.

Our law firm has decades of experience trying cases and vigorously protecting the rights of our clients. If you suspect that you or a loved one may have a slip and fall case, contact our law firm today to discuss protecting your legal rights. Initial consultations are always free.

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