Coconut Creek Slip & Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, young or old. Even with young and healthy individuals, slip and fall accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, thousands of people die each year from slip and fall injuries. Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for lawful visitors. If there is a hazard on the property that the owner knew about, created, or should’ve known about, then he or she can be held responsible for slip and fall injuries.
Slip and fall cases are one of the more challenging areas of personal injury law, which is why you need a skilled Coconut Creek slip & fall attorney on your side. At the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A., we have ample experience litigating slip and fall and other types of premises liability cases. We will dedicate our time and resources to getting you the care and compensation you deserve.
The Complexity of Slip and Fall Cases in Florida
One of the reasons slip and fall cases are complex starts with how Florida law defines a visitor to someone’s property. There are public invitee, invited licensee, business invitee, uninvited licensee, and trespasser categories of visitors. The duty of care the property owner owes will vary based on what category the victim falls under.
This distinction is a very important aspect of analyzing a Florida slip and fall case. For example, a property owner may only need to fix hazards he or he happens to know about and warn occupants about any dangers that aren’t apparent, whereas for others, the property owner may have a duty to routinely inspect the property and keep it maintained in a reasonably safe manner, ensuring known hazards are promptly fixed, and to warn others about the potential hazards.
Common examples of slip and fall cases can include:
- A shopper at a retail store who trips over merchandise that fell into the aisle
- A grocery store customer who slipped on food or drink that spilled on the floor
- A visitor to your home who trips on a broken stair
- A delivery person who slips on a slippery and wet entryway to the business he or she is delivering to
Like other types of personal injury claims, property owners and their insurance companies are quick to come up with a variety of excuses as to why they are not liable for the slip and fall accident. They might try to claim the slip and fall occurred prior to the owner having an opportunity to fix it. This is why you want a skilled and experienced Coconut Creek slip and fall accident attorney.
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If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, let the skilled litigators at the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. help.Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation.