Slip and Fall: Orlando Personal Injury
When a slip and fall happens, it is important to determine who was responsible for the fall, and if there were dangerous or hazardous conditions that caused the person to slip, trip and injure themselves. The owner who was in control of maintaining the property can be help legally responsible for the accident. More than 1 million people visit hospital’s every year as a result of slip and fall injuries. They can involve serious injuries to the brain, broken bones, or worse, internal injuries.
There are various causes for accidents, they can be from uneven sidewalks, misplaced mats or rugs, to hidden potholes. Most common slip and fall injuries occur in grocery stores or commercial building/businesses that fail to maintain their property in a reasonable safe manner and this is a direct violation of Florida law. To hold a property owner liable for an accident, it must be foreseeable that their negligence is the reason for the hazard at issue. In some circumstances, landlords may also be held liable for slip and falls that occur in a tenant’s apartment. In any slip and fall case, your attorney will need to prove that your accident was caused by a dangerous condition on the property and that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. Injuries suffered in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident may lead to severe pain, permanent disabilities, or even death. Most common places where a slip and fall accident may occur include: supermarkets, grocery stores, malls, and sidewalks.
If you or your loved one have been harmed it is important to know that Florida has specific laws regarding different types of injuries. The Smith and Eulo Law Firm can help guide you to the path of justice, call us at 407-930-8912, or email us at SmithandEulo@gmail.com