West Palm Beach Slip-and-Fall Lawyer
What are my rights in a slip & fall accident?
Under premises liability law, property owners have the legal responsibility for maintaining their property and keeping it safe to help prevent accidents and injuries. Owners and managers also have the responsibility to properly warn visitors when any potential dangers do arise. If you have slipped, tripped or fallen on another person’s property, due to a failure of the owner or manager to adequately maintain the premises, you may have the right to pursue legal action to recover compensation for your injuries.
In a slip & fall accident, you do not need to prove the owner had intent to cause injury. You simply need to show the owner should have been aware of the potential hazard, and that he or she failed to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of all visitors and guests. By retaining legal representation from a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer at our firm, you will significantly increase your chances of proving negligence and recovering a higher level of compensation. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. takes pride in delivering the resources commonly found in a large firm, yet we are also committed to giving our clients personalized, one-on-one service.
We do not feel the victim of an accident should be held financially responsible for his or her injuries, especially when those injuries were caused by another person’s negligence or neglect. We do not shy away from pursuing legal actions against large companies or corporate defense law firms. We will not back down and take legal action to help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve. In one of our recent slip-and-fall cases, we recovered $360,000 on behalf of a client who had sustained neck injuries from an unsafe store display. In another instance we recovered $315,000 for a client who had to undergo back injuries after a foreign substance on the floor caused a slip-and-fall accident.
Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Slip-and-Fall accidents can happen at any time and in any place. They can happen at the mall, while shopping for groceries, at a theme park, in a restaurant, while walking through a city park, in a person’s home, on uneven sidewalks, and any other public or private premises. Providing you are a legal visitor or guest, and you are not trespassing or on the property illegally, you have a reasonable expectation of safety when visiting the property of another. A few of the more common factors that can lead to slip and fall accidents are wet or slippery floors, cracks or uneven flooring, broken stairs, loose tiles, inadequate lighting, and improper signage.
Injuries from these types of accidents can include minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes, to broken bones, spinal cord injuries,brain injuries, paralysis or wrongful death. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you need to take immediate steps to protect your rights. Before you discuss your case with an insurance company, contact a West Palm Beach slip-and-fall accident attorney at our firm. We aggressively pursue the compensation you will need to cover your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering and other accident-related expenses.