If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may have a claim. Most slip and fall cases involve a person who slips or trips and falls, causing injury to himself or herself due to an unsafe condition that exists on the premises. The injured person can file a claim against the property owner. A property owner has a duty to maintain the property and to eliminate any unsafe condition that exists.
Standard of Proof
A victim who is a plaintiff in a slip and fall case must establish that a business, or property owner, had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition, and should have acted to remedy it. Establishing that a business or property owner had actual knowledge of a dangerous condition can be difficult. Many cases will involve constructive knowledge.
Florida law specifically provides that a plaintiff can show constructive knowledge by introducing evidence that shows:
That the condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable
the dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition.
Slip and fall accidents often involve complex legal issues and the case may also be impacted by building codes or other relevant statutes. We will use our expertise and experience to gather evidence to prove that the property or business owner did not fulfill their duty to maintain a reasonably safe environment and prove that their failure to do so caused the injuries.
Let us stand up for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovery. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.