Hollywood Slip And Fall Lawyers
Slip and falls may be a staple of comedy, but dramatizations severely detract from the severity these injuries cause for millions of Americans each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and falls approximately the number of motor vehicle accident fatalities, causing sciatica, joint pain, bruising, broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In most cases, victims may not realize that negligible parties can be held responsible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced Hollywood slip and fall accident attorney to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Understanding Florida’s Negligence Laws
Slip and fall accidents are a type of personal injury under the umbrella of premises liability cases, which holds residential and commercial property owners responsible for maintaining a safe premises that does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to invitees, licensees, and trespassers. When a slip and fall accident victim is injured as a result of a hazardous condition’s existence, they can bring a cause of action against the at-fault property owner; however, the claimant must satisfy the following criteria as it pertains to Florida’s law of negligence:
- Prove the property owner was aware of the unsafe condition (or should have been aware given the duration of the hazardous condition’s existence).
- Prove the property owner failed to notify the public of the unsafe condition’s existence adequately.
- Prove the property owner knowingly failed to mitigate or remove the unsafe condition from the property.
Florida law categorizes slip and falls as two types in legal proceedings: same-level and elevated. Same-level slip and falls are more common, but elevated falls have a greater capacity to inflict severe injury. The statute of limitations for pursuing a slip and fall claim in the state of Florida is four years. While slip and fall victims may not feel the adverse effects in the immediate aftermath of their accident, failure to seek medical attention may undermine the legitimacy of a slip and fall victim’s claim.
How Hollywood Slip And Fall Attorney Can Help
As with any case, successfully prosecuting a slip and fall accident requires the prompt gathering, examining, and preservation of evidence. Unrepresented parties may find themselves at a significant disadvantage, as insurance companies, armed with virtually unlimited litigation resources, will employ tactics designed to reduce their financial liability by gathering critical information used to damage a slip and fall accident victim’s claim.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand the insurance industry’s standards and practices as they relate to slip and fall accident claims. Our award-winning slip and fall accident attorneys conduct a thorough investigation of the facts to build the most compelling claim:
- Gather key evidence (photographs, film, damaged clothing, etc.)
- Acquire eyewitness testimony
- Review adequacy of warnings and determine the duration of the dangerous condition’s existence
- Examine police, medical, and accident reports
- Consult a network of accident reconstruction experts
With over 15 years’ experience successfully representing Hollywood slip and fall accident victims arising from incidents of negligence, we have a results-driven approach to safeguarding our clients’ rights while fighting for their legal and financial interests. Our award-winning attorneys make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement outside of court; however, our legal team is prepared to take your case to trial to secure the strongest financial recovery package. Let us focus on the legal hurdles so you can focus on getting your life back.
Speak with a Hollywood Slip and Fall Attorney
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (954) 999-9900 or contact us online for a free case review to see how we can help. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, and the surrounding counties.