Slip-And-Falls Can Be Much More Serious Than They Sound
A wet patch of pavement, a sandy sidewalk, a slippery shop floor or a loose bit of gravel can be all it takes for someone to lose their balance causing them to slip and fall. Seemingly simple, these accidents are dangerous and cause a range of injuries – from backaches and simple swelling to more severe injuries and even death. There is a difference between a slip and a fall. Friction between a person’s shoe and the surface may result in a slip. A fall generally takes place from a height but can occur from a level surface. In such cases, if the victim is not at fault but the slip-and-fall is due to the negligence of another person or business, contact Williams & Ackley P.L.C..
A slip-and-fall accident is a common term used for an injury that occurs when someone slips, falls or trips as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property.
Slip-And-Falls Can Happen Anywhere
In Florida, in order to hold a property owner responsible or liable for a slip-and-fall accident, it must be predicted that their negligence would create the hazardous situation because it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain all of the property’s common areas in reasonably safe conditions. Common injuries caused by slip-and-falls are:
- Cuts or punker wounds
- Sprains and strains
- Concussion or other head injury
- Fractured (broken) bones
- Damage to spinal cord or back
There are no end to the number of ways that a person can be injured through slipping and falling, but the important takeaway is to remember that there is a solution. You can always reach out to Williams & Ackley P.L.C. for help.
You Need A Solid Team To Help You Recover Compensation
For a sound slip-and-fall case, it must be shown that a dangerous condition existed, the owner knew of the condition, and the dangerous condition presented an unreasonable risk of harm to the person on the property. It also must be the case that a reasonable person would not have anticipated the condition. For example, if a two-liter soda spills in a grocery store, and the store has either not noticed the spill or has not cleaned up the spill until the next day, it could be argued that it was foreseeable that the grocery store’s negligence in failing to clean up the spill would result in a slip-and-fall accident.
Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents are:
- Wet floors
- Floors with loss material
- Uneven walk paths
- Stairs or street curbs
For slip-and-fall accident cases, it is of utmost importance to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. The attorneys at Williams & Ackley P.L.C. understand the importance of careful investigation and detailed preparation that is necessary for a successful slip-and-fall case.
Meet With One Of Our Team Members Today
If you have or a loved one been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, contact us today. We will evaluate your situation and provide you with professional advice based on your circumstance. Call our Trinity office at 727-361-2973. You can also reach out to us online by email to send us a brief description of your situation.