Slip And Fall Accidents In Public Spaces
If your injuries were sustained in a Florida public building or space, you may be able to hold a liable party responsible. While there are times when unexpected events happen and nobody is negligent, there are also situations in which structural problems, such as uneven walkways or other risks, should have been fixed by a manager, landlord, or property owner.
Have your Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa accident details assessed by a talented Florida attorney if you were hurt in an area that is known for trips and slips and no efforts were made to repair the problem, causation could be established. Your lawyer will share with you the value of your claim and discuss ways to strengthen your claim or case moving forward.
Proof of Negligence Is Essential
Of course, simply falling or slipping in a business does not mean the owner of the property is immediately liable. To access financial recovery, you need to be able to demonstrate that someone did not take reasonable steps of care or acted negligently. Also, there will need to be evidence that you were not aware of the unsafe condition yourself. For example, if a danger was incredibly obvious, a person could take steps to protect themselves from injury.
But there are situations in which people can be held accountable for falls, trips, and injuries, including the following:
- Grocery stores where individuals fall due to wet floors or fallen shelves.
- Fitness centers where flooring is uneven or chipped.
- Shopping center escalators that malfunction or stall suddenly.
- Restaurants with inadequate lighting or torn carpeting.
- Apartment or condo common spaces that are not maintained properly.
- Swimming pools with slippery decks or locker rooms.
- Walkways, driveways, and parking lots with broken, dangerous pavement.
Each situation needs to be analyzed individually. And if it is possible to move forward with a claim, an attorney can guide you through the process. For instance, whether the injury took place in your condo building, at a restaurant, or while visiting a restaurant will have an impact on how to move toward the best possible compensation package.
Talk to a Florida Attorney
Part of being a responsible property manager or business owner is making sure injury risks are managed. Whether the person or organization was in charge of a shopping mall or fitness center, an appropriate response to dangers must be in place. If alerted to a risk, the area in question needs to be repaired or signage needs to be put up to warn members of the public. To have your slip and fall injury questions answered, talk to a Florida personal injury lawyer.
Do you suspect your injury would not have occurred had a public building been maintained properly? You may be eligible for financial compensation, discuss the facts of your case with the attorneys at Roman & Roman. Our skilled legal team will fight for a full and fair settlement. After assessing your documentation, an attorney will know the value of your claim and will inform you of your options. To have over 100 years of combined personal injury experience on your side, book a free consultation today.