Our Knowledgeable Slip-and-Fall Attorneys are Tremendous Assets in Inverness, Tavares and Clermont, FL
Slip-and-fall accidents are not trivial matters
One of the most common types of premises liability cases are so-called “slip-and-fall” cases. That phrase tends to understate the severity of the injuries such accidents can cause, as well as the frequency with which they occur. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a slip-and-fall accident, you owe it to yourself to speak with a reputable Central Florida attorney at Largey Law and determine your legal options.
Falls are common and dangerous
According to the National Safety Council, falls accounted for almost 9 million emergency room visits in 2011 alone. A fall can lead to almost any physical injury. Common slip-and-fall injuries include:
Proving your slip-and-fall case
Slip-and-fall cases technically fall under the umbrella of premises liability law but include a few wrinkles that set them apart from such cases:
- You must prove the owner or one of his or her representatives (for example, an employee) caused the condition that led to the fall, failed to resolve it, or, with the exercise of reasonable care, was aware or should have been aware of the condition.
- Your own carelessness may have contributed to your injury. Under the rules of comparative negligence, your own conduct can cause a judge or an insurance adjuster to weigh the evidence in your case differently.
- If your injury occurred in a private residence, you must determine who is legally responsible for maintaining the property in question. It could be an owner or a tenant, based on specific wording in various contracts.
Remember, time may not be on your side. Florida allows victims four years from the date of the injury to file a premises liability legal claim. If your injury occurred on public or government property, you may have even less time. Governments usually require private citizens to file a notice of claim advising of the claim and other important facts before being able to maintain a claim or file suit. Additionally, the amount of compensation available is limited in most circumstances. This process includes its own set of guidelines and deadlines and if they are not followed precisely, a valid claim may be avoided by the responsible agency despite clear liability.
Take the steps necessary to protect your rights today
Premises liability and slip-and-fall cases require experienced legal guidance. If you or a loved one suffered such an injury in Tavares, Inverness, Clermont or anywhere in Central Florida, contact Largey Law at 352.508.1485 or online today. We can schedule your free initial consultation around your unique scheduling needs. Se habla español.