What Should I Do if I Have a Slip & Fall Accident?
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The Trial Professionals P.A. has represented hundreds, if not thousands, of clients over the years who have suffered injuries as a result of tripping or slipping. Slip and fall accidents commonly occur as a result of a slippery foreign substance, such as food, oil, or water, being left on the floor of an establishment that is open to the public.
Our office has enjoyed significant success handling these slip and fall claims and hope to provide you with some important information. We have helped hundreds of people who’ve been injured, recovering millions of dollars over the years.
We are here for you. Call our Orlando slip and fall attorneys at (855) 375-9959 for proven specialists in injury law.
Important Slip & Fall Information
First, there is a misconception that if you fall and hurt yourself while on someone else’s property that property owner is automatically legally responsible for your injuries. This belief is simply not true. Businesses that hold themselves open to the public have a duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. These businesses have an obligation to keep their property free of any dangerous conditions of which they are aware or should be aware. If a business cannot fix a dangerous condition, they have a duty to warn their customers about the dangerous condition.
Often times our office receives calls from a person who fell at their local supermarket, but he or she is unsure how or why they fell. A person does not have a valid claim against a business simply because they had a fall while on a business’ property.
Common Causes of Slip / Trips & Falls
Our office has handled all sorts of slip/trip and fall cases, and the list of dangerous conditions causing our clients to fall is varied and extensive.
Common examples of dangerous condition that have resulted in a fall include:
- Spilled water
- Cleaning supply residue
- Pet urine
- Food items
- Cracked or broken tile flooring
- Dilapidated stairwells
In almost every case we handle, the defendant business owner claims to be unaware and had no notice of the dangerous condition prior to our client sustaining injuries. Even if the defendant was truly unaware of the dangerous condition, they may still be found liable if the defendant should have discovered the dangerous condition through regular inspection or cleaning.