Palm Beach County Slip And Fall Lawyers
The experienced slip and fall lawyers at the Shiner Law Group have dedicated over 15 years to advocating for victims of premises liability, a tort in which a person is wrongfully injured due to a property owner’s negligence in maintaining a commercial or residential property in a safe and reasonable manner.
From water accumulation and uneven walkways to poor lighting and unsafe stairwells, slip and fall related accidents can cause severe injuries that ultimately require extensive medical care.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Palm Beach County slip and fall accident due to the negligence or carelessness of another, do not hesitate in pursuing a personal injury claim to obtain pecuniary compensation for the damages sustained. At the Shiner Law Group, our seasoned law firm can provide the legal resources to help you secure financial relief for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, and wrongful death.
Recovering Damages in a Florida Slip and Fall Case
Victims of slip and fall injuries – invitees, licensees, and trespassers – can hold negligible property owners responsible for physical damage or damage to property; however, the individual’s classification determines the type and amount of compensation available.
For example, customers, who are afforded the strongest legal protections, can bring a legal cause of action against businesses for accidents attributed to transitory foreign substances. Visitors on a residential property with express or implied permission, such as postal workers and house cleaning professionals, can hold the property owner liable for failing to provide notice of a hazardous condition.
To protect property owners from fraud, slip and fall accident victims must prove:
- The injuries or damages sustained occurred as a direct result of the hazardous condition on the property;
- The property owner knew or should have known of the condition’s presence on the property;
- The property owner failed to provide notice or make necessary repairs.
Unfortunately, thousands of victims suffer from broken bones, back pain, joint pain, and head injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents each year, which makes an experienced slip and fall lawyer necessary to recovering the maximum amount of financial recovery for past and future medical expenses.
Types of Fall Accidents
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida slip, trip, and fall accident, whether same-level or elevated, seek immediate medical attention. The extent of injuries may not always become apparent following an accident, and insurance companies and their policyholders can deflect liability by attributing medical concerns to preexisting conditions if a victim failed to obtain a medical examination.
The personal injury attorneys at the Shiner Law Group provide a list of steps victims should follow to protect their legal and financial interests:
- Alert the property manager or the appropriate authorities to file an accident report.
- Take film or picture evidence of the accident site.
- Note the time, date, and weather conditions.
- Record the contact information of eyewitnesses.
- Preserve clothing and footwear.
Florida’s statute of limitations prohibits slip, trip, and fall victims from pursuing legal action against a negligible property owner after four years from the incident or two years in cases of wrongful death.
Speak with a Palm Beach County Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (561) 777-7700 or contact us online for a free case review. Backed by the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating and a 10.0 Avvo rating, we are dedicated to providing sound legal solutions, so our clients can focus on recovery. 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.