SLIP & FALL/ PREMISES LIABILITY
SHORSTEIN, LASNETSKI, & GIHON
helps victims of slip & fall and premises liability injuries.
Shorstein, Lasnetski, & Gihon helps victims of slip and fall injuries.
When you go onto another’s property, whether private or commercial, you are often considered an invitee under the law. This means that the owner of the property has a duty to keep the property reasonably safe and correct or warn of any dangerous conditions on that property. Slip and falls are very common accidents and can result in serious injuries or even death. They can occur anywhere, such as at a restaurant, parking lot, grocery store and can be caused by any number of dangerous conditions like a slippery floor, loose stair, a hole in the ground, something intruding into a person’s path and changes in the level or composition of the walking surface.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property whether due to a fall, something falling on you or in some other way, it is important to quickly contact a lawyer who understands the issues involved in these types of cases. You can be sure that after a fall, a representative for the store, building or premises where you fell will be working quickly to prepare their case. Therefore, it is important that you have someone acting on your behalf to preserve and take pictures of the area where you were injured and begin to gather the facts and evidence necessary to show why your injury occurred and how it could and should have been prevented.
Florida Statute Section 768.0755 tells us what we need to prove that a business was negligent in not maintaining the premises. If you slip and fall on a substance, you must be able to prove that the business had actual or constructive knowledge that the dangerous condition was present and they would have taken action to fix it. You can prove constructive knowledge by showing that:
- The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business Establishment should have know of the condition, or
- the condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.
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