Lakeland Slip And Fall Attorneys

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The Law Offices Of Allen & Abaray, P.A.

Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyers | Winter Haven Slip And Fall Attorney

Allen & Abaray, P.A. routinely pursuse just compensation for individuals who suffer slip and fall (also known as “trip and fall”) accidents due to negligently maintained premises and dangerous conditions on property. This is because it is the legal responsibility of property owners, property managers, business proprietors and municipalities to ensure your safety as a visitor. If any of these parties falter in their responsibilities and you are injured physically from a slip and fall accident, you are legally entitled to compensation for injuries due to negligence. In some cases, punitive damages (compensation) over and above medical expenses and lost wages may be awarded.

What Is Slip And Fall Accident Liability?

Slip and fall liability is defined as a failure of the owner or operator of a property – the building and the land on which it sits – to protect visitors against injury due to negligently maintained premises and dangerous conditions on property. Visitors can be anyone including apartment tenants and guests, customers in retail stores or service vendors tending to the building’s business. Municipalities are subject to the law as well, which covers all public sidewalks, parks, parking facilities and government-owned buildings. The following scenarios are subject to premises liability litigation:

  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Broken steps
  • Merchandise littered store aisles
  • Unmarked changes in elevation
  • Poorly lit passageways
  • Slippery surfaces due to leaks, spills or worn surfaces
  • Tree roots above ground in walking areas
  • Uneven floor surfaces

To succeed in a slip and fall liability lawsuit, you (with help from your personal injury attorney) must prove negligence or a dangerous condition existing on presmises and that injuries occurred as a result. The dangerous condition  must prove to be more than trivial and that the responsible parties knew or should have known of the hazard.

What If A Slip-And-Fall Accident Occurs?

If you are physically able to do so – or someone else can help you – immediately take the following steps:

  • Record details of your injury – Write down everything you can observe about the conditions of the premises at the time of your accident. Take measurements and check functioning mechanisms such as stair steps and other features related to the injury.
  • Photograph the premises– Include your approach to the exact accident or injury site, to indicate blind spots or hazards (if any).
  • Save clothing worn at the time – Shoes in particular, but all items of clothing may bear evidence (e.g., traces of an oil slick left on your shoes). Shoe traction may also be a consideration in a court of law.

Florida Slip And Fall Law Firm

For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.

Free Consultation

Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*

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