Boynton Beach Slip And Fall Lawyers
The characterization that slip and fall victims in Florida are malingers seeking to make a quick financial gain is one of the many archetypes promulgated by the insurance industry that the slip and fall accident attorneys at the Shiner Law Group has a demonstrated record in discrediting.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they approximate the number of motor vehicle accident fatalities. Florida is one of the largest retiree states in the country, making it a hotbed for slip and falls; when only seniors are considered, 2.8 million people are treated for emergency slip and fall-related injuries per year. These statistics point toward a very real problem, and the slip and fall accident attorneys at the Shiner Law Group are prepared to help you pursue a financial claim for a broad range of damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a Boynton Beach slip and fall accident attorney to determine if you are entitled to financial compensation.
How a Shiner Law Group Attorney Can Help
The award-winning legal team at the Shiner Law Group has successfully represented slip and fall victims in the Boynton Beach community for over 15 years, recovering millions of dollars, because we are committed to providing sound legal counsel while fostering a positive client experience.
We understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that ensue from an accident, so we customize our legal services to ensure every client is treated with the care, attention, and compassion they deserve.
Here are a few examples of the common slip and fall lawsuits we handle:
- Trip and falls resulting from unsafe or uneven walkways
- Wet floors with no adequate warning or barrier
- Torn or rumpled carpeting
- Defective stairwells or railings
- Swimming pool accidents
- Unsafe property conditions
- Injuries resulting from inadequate maintenance
Initiating a Slip and Fall Lawsuit
Florida’s slip and fall accident laws are constantly changing, which makes legal representation by an experienced Boynton Beach slip and fall accident attorney essential. The legal and factual challenges involved in proving liability against businesses are inherently complex and often require the prompt gathering of evidence.
Our experienced slip and fall attorneys at the Shiner Law Group will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts to determine if you are entitled to financial compensation. In preparing your claim, we will gather all relevant evidence:
- Physical evidence (photographs, film, damaged apparel, etc.)
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Adequacy of warnings and barriers
- Duration of the unsafe condition’s existence
- Police and accident reports
- Medical records
We aggressively deflate the misrepresentation that slip and fall accidents do not cause personal injury because it undermines the serious and potentially fatal injuries of those who suffer from them. Therefore, we work with a network of experts in relevant fields to secure the fullest financial compensation to which our clients are entitled to under applicable Florida law. We are committed to recovering damages resulting from medical treatment and rehabilitation, periods of disability, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and wrongful death.
If you have suffered an injury resulting from dangerous property conditions, the law of negligence will govern your claim. Claimants must prove: 1) the property owner was ignorant of the dangerous condition; 2) the property owner did not make necessary repairs or provide notice of the dangerous condition; 3) injuries were sustained as a result of the dangerous condition. (A condition is considered dangerous when an unreasonable risk of harm is present and a person would or could not have known of the dangerous condition’s existence.)
Florida law requires property owners to maintain safe conditions on their premises and mitigate any hazards that might cause injury to the public. Additionally, property owners can be held liable for injuries sustained to trespassers who are hurt by any unsafe condition, such as improperly secured pools. Your Boynton Beach slip and fall accident attorney may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against any third party (i.e. subcontractor or manufacturer) if their negligence also contributed to your injuries.