Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are very common in Florida. In fact, they are second only to car accidents in occurrence. Like car accidents, slip and fall accidents can result in death or serious injury. If you or a loved one has been involved in one of these accidents, contact a South Florida Slip and Fall Attorney at DRG Firm to ensure you are properly compensated for your recovery.
Generally, slip and fall accidents are part of the larger category of Premises Liability. This means that the injured person brings suit against the person or company on whose property the dangerous condition existed that caused the injury. The liability of the company or person in control of the property (the landowner) depends on the relationship with the injured person.
In Florida, there are a few different types of relationships between landowners and the people who come onto their property. For example, when a member of the public enters another’s land for the business purposes of the landowner (like a grocery store, department store, or nearly any other business) the landowner owes that “business invitee” certain duties. These duties include both the duty to use reasonable care to maintain the premises, and the duty to fix or warn of conditions that the landowner knows about or should have known about through reasonable care, and of which the invitee was not aware and could not have discovered through her own due care.
If you have a question about the type of relationship that existed between you and the person or company who was in charge of the place where you were injured a Miami area slip and fall attorney can help. An attorney at DRG Firm will reply to your inquiry quickly, addressing any questions or concerns you have about your recent accident, and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Not all “slip and fall” accidents are the same. In fact, there are four general categories of slip and fall accidents, and each involve somewhat different circumstances. These categories are:
- Lack of floor traction. These accidents occur when there is some sort of substance on the floor or surface that interrupts the traction of shoes or feet to the ground. This lack of traction ultimately results in an individual falling down, and can sometimes result in serious injury.
- Trip accidents. These accidents occur when there is a foreign object in a walkway. The foreign object impedes the path of an individual, and causes them to fall, causing injury.
- Stump and fall. This is when there is an impediment fixed in the surface of a walkway. A common example of such an impediment is an unexpected bump in a hallway. A stump and fall occurs when an individual who does not anticipate the impediment falls and injures himself/herself.
- Step and fall. This sort of accident occurs when there is a failure or hole on the surface of a walkway. An individual stepping into the failure or hole will fall and sustain an injury.
If you have been involved in one of the above-listed accident types, or if you are unsure which of the above categories your accident falls into, contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney at DRG Firm. We are committed to delivering personal service through every step of the legal process.
In slip and fall cases an injured party may recover for medical expenses, pain and suffering, wage loss, and potential future medical expenses. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere: at the supermarket, in the mall, in a parking lot, in a store, on a sidewalk, in bathrooms, or in a number of other places.
The Florida Slip and Fall Attorneys at DRG Firm are ready to begin working on your case from moment you contact us . We pledge to respond to your inquiry rapidly, and to address any questions or concerns you may have. We will never charge you for legal services until you receive compensation. If you have questions about your accident, please call us any time, any day at (888) 413-8353. We look forward to serving you.