Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers Plantation, FL
No one expects to be injured. However, the reality is that a slip and fall can lead to chronic physical pain, loss of employment, and ever-increasing debt. The worst part is that your injury could have been avoided if the premises where your accident occurred had been properly maintained by the property owner. You may feel hopeless, but you are not alone.
At the law office of Lawlor, White & Murphey in Plantation, FL, our experienced slip and fall accident attorneys can assist you with the investigation and liability determination for your injuries. A property owner has a duty to behave reasonably and protect their “guests” from avoidable injuries. There are three classifications for what it means to be a “guest” on a property. Your status on the property alters the required standard of care and duty of the property owner to protect you from any slip and fall.
Proving Liability for Plantation Slip & Fall Accidents and Obtaining the Best Results for the Injured
According to Florida law, there are three (3) classifications of persons on an owner’s premises with a different level of duty required:
- An invitee is a person with permission to be on the premises and whose presence confers some benefit to the property owner. (You may or may not have been “invited” to the property).
- For invitees, premises liability is the highest. Property owners must affirmatively maintain their property in a safe condition, warn of any dangers of slip and fall, and inspect the property to correct and prevent any dangerous conditions. Examples of invitees are persons who enter a grocery store, public library, or the mall.
- A licensee is a person who has permission to be at the location but whose presence does not confer a benefit to the property owner.
- This means that a social guest at a party might not be considered an invitee but a licensee.
- A trespasser is on the property without the permission of the property owner.
- Even if you are classified as a trespasser, and on the property without permission, the property owner still has liability for your slip and fall injuries. The key is whether the property owner has behaved negligently or recklessly. The property owner’s actions will be evaluated by using a reasonable person standard.
To properly assess your status on the property and the appropriate standard of care, you should consult with the experienced slip and fall attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey conveniently located in Plantation, FL. The consultation is free and your case is taken on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless or until you recover damages for your slip and fall accident. In addition to physical injuries like lacerations and/or broken bones, you can also recover for psychological injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and recurrent fears resulting from the circumstances of your slip and fall.
What to do After a Slip & Fall Accident in Plantation, FL
When you have been injured due to a property owner’s negligence, any delay can hurt your chances for success. Property owners frequently repair their property to cover up the danger that resulted in a slip and fall. An investigation needs to be conducted as to the knowledge of a property owner of danger on the premises. It is important to collect evidence, which includes pictures, witness statements, and any written documents. You will also need to supply documentation detailing the amount and the extent of damages that have been caused by your slip and fall injury. The elements necessary to prove your slip and fall case are as follows:
- The property owner had a duty to you (as invitee, licensee, or trespasser).
- The property owner breached the duty to you by acting (or not acting).
- The property owner’s action or inaction caused your injuries (causation).
- Were it not for the property owner’s negligence and/or reckless disregard for a known or concealed danger on the property, you would not have suffered injury and damages for which you are now seeking compensation (damages proximately caused by the property owner).
Free Consultation with a Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
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For a slip and fall cause of action in Plantation, Florida, the reasonableness of your actions will be compared to that of the property owner (comparative negligence). You can still receive compensation even if you have been at fault. Slip and fall cases are fact specific and should be brought to specialized slip and fall accident attorneys like Lawlor, White & Murphey in Plantation, FL.
You need an advocate, someone on your side, with specific expertise in slip and fall cases that occur in Plantation, FL. We understand the stress and disruption to your life that a slip and fall accident can cause. Let us help you throughout the negotiation process.