Coral Springs Slip & Fall Attorney
Young or old, a slip and fall can be painful, traumatic and debilitating. Injuries range from soft tissue injuries to fractures, nerve damage and brain injury. Tragically, thousands die each year as the result of a slip and fall. Property owners owe duties to people who are lawfully on their property, and they can be held liable for slip and fall injuries caused by a hazard on the premises that the owner either created, knew about or should have known about as a responsible property owner. Slip and fall cases can be challenging claims to bring for a number of reasons. At the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, you’ll find a seasoned Coral Springs slip & fall attorney who knows how to prepare a premises liability case and who will dedicate himself to getting you the care and compensation you need and deserve. Call our offices after a slip and fall in Orlando or Coral Springs.
Handling Complex Florida Slip and Fall Cases
Florida premises liability law includes a dizzying array of legal terms to describe the status of the slip and fall victim. These include: public invitee, business invitee, invited licensee, uninvited licensee and trespasser. The duty owed by a property owner in Florida differs depending on the status of the victim, making this distinction a very important part of analyzing and understanding a slip and fall injury case. For some victims, the property owner has a duty to inspect the property and maintain it in a reasonably safe condition, promptly fixing known hazards or warning occupants about the danger. For others, the owner’s duty is only to fix hazards the owner happens to know about and warn occupants about dangers that are not obviously apparent to persons on the property. Regarding trespassers, the property owner’s only duty is to not intentionally create hidden dangers that could injure someone on the property.
A slip and fall case could include any of the following situations, for example:
- A customer who slips in a grocery store or restaurant due to a food or drink spill
- A letter carrier or delivery person who slips on a wet entryway to an establishment
- A retail store patron who trips over merchandise cluttering the aisle
- A visitor who trips over a broken stair, or falls due to a broken or missing handrail
Property owners and their insurance companies come up with a variety of excuses to try and avoid liability for a slip and fall. For instance, they may claim that the accident occurred before the owner had a reasonable period of time to discover the hazard and either fix it or put up a warning. This excuse comes up often in the case of spilled liquids. At the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, we employ a variety of strategies to determine whether this was really the case or not, including reviewing security camera footage and staff maintenance logs, as well as utilizing industry experts to determine whether the property owner was diligent in policing the premises for safety.
Property owners and their insurers also like to put the blame on the accident victim. They’ll say the dangerous condition was obvious or the person simply wasn’t looking where he or she was going. They may also say the person really wasn’t as seriously injured as he or she claims. At the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, we learn the facts and we know the law, and we won’t let our clients be unfairly blamed for a slip and fall that was not their fault. Further, we’ll dedicated ourselves to recovering a full and fair amount of compensation after a slip and fall caused by a negligent property owner.
Get the Care and Compensation You Need after a Slip and Fall in Coral Springs or Orlando
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall in Coral Springs or Orlando because of a property owner’s dangerous premises, call the Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg at 954-752-1213 for a free consultation with an experienced and dedicated Florida personal injury attorney.