Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claims.
If you sustained personal injury in a slip and fall accident that was caused by a property owner’s negligence to address a potential hazard, you should contact the experienced Florida premises liability lawyers at Best Law Firm Florida P.A.
Slip and Fall Locations
Slip and fall accidents pertaining to premises liability can occur in a wide range of locations including:
- Commercial properties such as shopping centers and movie theaters
- Public properties such as parks or government buildings
- Private residences
If the property owner was aware of a hazard and ignored it or should have known about dangerous conditions and did nothing to address them, the owner may be held liable.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Even obstacles that seem minor can lead to severe injuries or wrongful death. Some common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken stairs
- Code violations
- Damaged sidewalks, walkways and parking lots
- Inadequate lighting
- Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
- Missing or damaged stairway handrails
- Walkway obstructions
- Wet or otherwise slippery floors with no warning signs
Time is critical after a slip and fall accident. Property owners will often attempt to repair the conditions that caused the accident.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, document as much information as you can as quickly as you can; if possible, take pictures of the scene and obtain contact information for any witnesses. Do not make statements to the property owner or the property owner’s insurance company.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident that was due to a property owner’s negligence, please contact the Orlando slip & fall attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. for a free case evaluation.