If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident in Florida, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today. Our Pasco County personal injury lawyers can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.
Our slip and fall accident lawyers at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC are passionate advocates for our clients and are relentless in the pursuit of justice for those we serve.
When you file a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident in Florida, you can expect to hear arguments from the property owner that you bear some portion of fault for the accident. Under state comparative negligence laws, the value of your claim is reduced by the degree of fault assigned to you by a judge or jury. Our experienced premises liability attorneys can investigate the accident to determine who was at fault and protect your rights in dealing with insurance companies or in court.
When serious injury occurs because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, it may give rise to a premises liability claim or lawsuit. One of the elements to weigh when considering whether to file a slip and fall injury claim is: What was the injured person doing on the property? This factor is important because state courts assign different degrees of responsibility to property owners, depending on the status of the injured visitor.
Public and business invitees are given the highest level of protection under state law.
Other visitor statuses for premises liability purposes are licensees and trespassers. Licensees may be on the property by invitation (such as an invited social guest) or without invitation (such as a door-to-door salesman). A trespasser – someone who enters a property without permission – has the lowest level of protection under the law.
Under state premises liability law, business establishments may be held liable for slip and fall accidents on transitory foreign substances, provided the injured person can prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge can be proven by showing that:
Damages that can potentially be recovered in a slip and fall accident case include:
Our Pasco County premises liability lawyers at Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC are compassionate and understanding. We consider your specific circumstances and make sure you are fully aware of your legal options before proceeding. Contact us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident on another’s property.