Have you Been Injured in a Trip, Slip and Fall Accident? – Boca Raton Personal Injury AttorneyNovember 15, 2012
Have you Been Injured in a Trip, Slip and Fall Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a trip, slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, the property owner or manager may be considered liable for your injury. In general, property owners are required to maintain their premises to be reasonably safe for visitors. This means conducting proper maintenance and inspections of the property and providing adequate warning of any dangers or hazards. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property and your injury was caused by the property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact a Boca Raton personal injury attorney to discuss your accident and whether a premises liability lawsuit is right for your case.
Common Factors in Trip, Slip and Fall Accidents
A trip, slip and fall accident can happen anywhere including supermarkets, shopping malls, hotels, parking lots, restaurants, bars, night clubs, amusement parks, private residences or other properties and can lead to serious injuries. These injuries include, but are not limited to, broken or fractured bones, strains, neck and back injuries, paralysis, brain damage or even death in the most serious cases.
Trip, slip and falls are often caused by:
- Broken, loose, damaged or uneven steps, stairs, sidewalks, or walkways
- Tripping hazards such as raised carpets, rugs or flooring, or foreign objects on walkways
- Floors that are wet or slippery without adequate warning
- Icy or algae-covered surfaces that are slippery
- Poorly lit stairwells, walkways or parking lots
- Stairs, railings or ramps that don’t meet building safety codes
- Falling objects
- Other hazardous conditions that aren’t property marked
When is a Property Owner Liable for Your Injury?
A property owner may be considered liable for an injury that occurred on their property if the injury was caused by a dangerous condition the property owner created, knew about, or should have known about and failed to take reasonable steps to correct or repair the dangerous condition, OR if the property owner failed to adequately warn visitors of a hazard they knew or should have known about. An experienced premises liability attorney can thoroughly investigate your accident and help prove that your injuries are the result of the property owner’s negligent actions. Your attorney can then pursue a settlement to cover the cost of your injuries and/or file a lawsuit in court to recover any amounts that may or may not be covered by insurance or other sources.
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Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Boca Raton about Your Premises Liability Case
If you or a family member has suffered any kind of injury on someone else’s property and you believe your injury is due to the property owner’s negligence, contact a Boca Raton personal injury attorney at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. to discuss your case now. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury including the cost of past and future medical bills, lost and future wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, funeral expenses or other expenses that directly resulted from the accident.
Ruben E. Socarras, Esq., managing member of the firm that is based in Boca Raton, Florida, is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney focusing his practice in the areas civil litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic and personal injury law, among other areas of law. The AV® Preeminent™ designation is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating based on a legal professional’s skills and ethics. Please contact our firm today for more information about how we can assist you with your accident or injury case at 561-361-1000, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a free consultation and there is no obligation to pay for legal fees or costs unless we successfully recover against the at-fault party. Please visit our website at www.msglaw.com.
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