Trip and Fall Accidents
A trip and fall accident occurs when there is a foreign object in a walkway at someone else’s property or business. The foreign object impedes the path of an individual and causes them to fall which leads to injury. Trip accidents may also take place because of a poorly designed step, an unsuitable ramp, or lack of adequate handrails accompanying stairs. Most often trip and fall accidents could have been prevented if the property owner or business operator was complying with the local building code requirements or implementing normal care in their operations.
In Florida, property owners have the legal duty to maintain safe conditions on their premises. When the manager of a property knows of an unsafe condition they are obligated to notify visitors, customers, and patrons. If there is no warning of the foreign material in the walkway there may be grounds for a trip and fall accident claim. If you have been hurt because you tripped at an establishment, you should contact our Broward trip and fall attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your accident. It is important to do this quickly before valuable physical evidence is lost.
Florida Statute section 768.0755, provides that the owner or operator of a business will be held legally responsible for another person’s injuries, if it is proven that the “business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.” The statute provides that constructive knowledge can be demonstrated by showing that the foreign object was in the walkway for so long that the business establishment should have known about it if they were exercising ordinary care; or that the condition consistently occurred which made it foreseeable. Proving this type of negligence can be very difficult and should not be attempted on your own. If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident it is in your best interest to contact an experienced South Florida trip and fall attorney at DRG Firm.
Extremely serious and painful injuries can be sustained in a trip and fall accident. A victim may suffer from broken bones, sprains, ligaments tears, or severe head injuries. Along with pain and suffering, a trip and fall victim may require significant time to recover from their injuries and could end up with substantial medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, scarring, or permanent disability. Our Miami-Dade trip and fall attorneys can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured because you were involved in a trip accident, the South Florida Personal Injury Attorneys at DRG Firm are here to help you. If you have any questions or concerns about your accident do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 1.888.413.8353. Our dedicated staff is available 24/7 and can assist you with all aspects of your claim. Our staff is attentive and quick to respond to your needs and an attorney is always close at hand to take your call. Call us and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.