Slipping and falling on a wet or highly-waxed surface, one with spilled produce (like the banana peel), or other debris can cause serious injuries and even death. Some of the injuries we see in slippery floor accidents are spinal cord and traumatic head injuries, herniated discs, and severe bone fractures. Falls are especially serious in the over-65 age group, because older people are more likely to break a hip in a fall.
Proving an Owner is Negligent for Fall Accident
Property owners are legally responsible for the condition of their premises. Anyone who allows the public onto their property is required to take precautions to protect visitors’ safety and to promptly eliminate any hazard that may occur. Until it’s cleaned up, they should place signs and barricades warning of the danger and preventing anyone from entering the area where the hazard exists.
Floors in restaurants, malls, stores, schools, apartment or office buildings, hospitals, hotels, and many other places can become slippery or dangerous due to leaks, wet weather, spills, mopping, waxing, and so forth.
When slippery floor conditions occur and are not blocked off and cleaned up, a fall can occur causing serious injury. The owner can often be held liable for injuries that result. This is best accomplished with the help of an experienced slip and fall attorney, who must prove that the owner or one of the owner’s employees either caused or allowed the condition to remain after having every opportunity to learn of it. Your attorney will also need to show that the accident actually caused the injury, and that the victim suffered actual damages because of the injury.
If you’ve been badly hurt in a slip or fall accident, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. This means you should receive a recovery sufficient to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other losses you incurred as a result of the accident.
Slip and Fall Attorney Jim Dodson Helps Victims in Florida
Jim Dodson has been helping people who have been seriously injured in slip, trip, and fall accidents, for more than 25 years. If you or a family member were hurt in a fall, your best option for accurate information, straightforward answers to your questions, and skilled legal advice is Jim Dodson Law. Jim accepts only personal injury cases, so his legal experience is highly focused on this particular area of law. That kind of experience is hard to find and offers you the best chance of getting a full financial recovery.