Beacon Legal PLLC
What are slip and fall cases?
Annoying Legal Disclaimer
This blog should not be considered legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.
Our law firm represents people who have been injured due to dangerous property conditions.
In fact, by the grace of God, we have obtained over $1,000,000.00 in results for people injured on dangerous properties in Alachua County and the surrounding areas.
If you want, you can call or text our firm now at (352) 415-4571.
I. What is a “Slip and Fall” Injury?
A “slip and fall” case is a premises liability claim. Premises liability is a branch of personal injury dealing exclusively with people hurt on dangerous properties. Our law firm hosts a podcast called "On Premises" which does a deep dive into premises liability cases. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or searching "On Premises" on Apple Podcasts or Spotfiy.
II. Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations in the State of Florida
A statute of limitations is a law that establishes the maximum amount of time that parties have from the alleged offense date to file a lawsuit. The four-year statute of limitations in Florida applies to lawsuits involving slips and falls. As a result, you have four years from the date of your injury to submit a claim.
III. Where They Can Occur and Conditions That Can Lead to
Some common places where slips and falls can occur are supermarkets, stores, elevators and escalators, stairs, parks, sidewalks, parking lots, bars, restaurants, and bathrooms.
Some common conditions that can lead to slip and fall injuries are poorly lit areas, wet floors, uneven floors, loose floorboards, loose mats and rugs, narrow staircases, potholes, cracks, exposed wiring, loose debris, and other tripping hazards.
IV. Evidence in a Slip and Fall Case
Common examples of evidence in a slip and fall case are: photos of the dangerous condition, video footage of the incident, an incident report, medical records and bills, and eyewitness statements.
V. Damages for Which You May Be Compensated
Slip and fall cases usually, but not always, result in an ER or doctor visit. A serious injury can cause not only physical –– but also financial and emotional distress.
Loss of wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of capacity to lead and enjoy life, permanent disability, mental anguish, emotional distress, inconvenience, and exacerbation of a pre-existing condition are some of the potential damages that one can collect as a result of a slip and fall incident.
Our law firm focuses on the "non-economic damages" our clients suffer. We believe these damages are important –– because people have the right to the pursuit of happiness. And injuries can damper that right. Which is a grave injustice.
VI. Trial Lawyers
If you have been involved in a slip and fall and suffered a serious injury, you may be seeking legal assistance. A competent personal injury attorney will be familiar with the different tasks that need to be completed after your injury. And your personal injury attorney is supposed to draw on their experience and knowledge to advocate for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured due to dangerous property conditions, please call our office to discuss your legal rights at (352) 415-4571.
We are here to listen, and empathize with you.