You Deserve Compensation For A Slip-And-Fall Injury
Slip-and-falls may not sound serious if you have never experienced one, but they can cause very serious, painful and debilitating injuries.
Property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for the people they invite onto their premises. When negligent property owners are responsible for a slip-and-fall, the law firm of Vocelle & Berg, LLP, in Vero Beach applies years of experience in the specialized field of civil trial law to recover maximum compensation for the injury victim.
Slip-and-fall or premises liability cases can be challenging cases to bring. Fortunately, our founding attorneys, Buck Vocelle and Paul Berg, are board-certified in Civil Trial Law and Business Trial Law.
Facts About Florida Premises Liability Law
Property owners, especially those who invite the public onto their property, have a duty to inspect their property regularly and correct any dangerous conditions they discover. A Florida property owner can be liable for a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injury when the owner created the hazard but did not take steps to fix it or warn the public about the danger.
Even if someone else created the hazardous condition, the property owner can still be held liable if they knew or should have known about the condition yet failed to remedy it within a reasonable time.
Do You Know The Common Causes Of Slip-And-Falls?
The hazards that can cause personal injuries and accidents are limitless, but some of the most common causes of slips, trips and falls include the following:
- Food or drink spill in a restaurant
- Broken jars of food in supermarket
- Puddle of liquid in grocery store produce section
- Puddle formed near refrigerated case or air conditioning unit
- Boxes stacked on floor in walking paths or aisles
- Merchandise on the floor in retail stores
- Boxes and items falling from shelves
- Cracked or broken sidewalks
- Slippery entrances from water or sand tracked in
- Missing, torn or bunched up floor mats
- Recently mopped or waxed floor with no warning sign
Slip-and-fall injuries can cause:
- Head or brain injuries
- Muscle tears and sprains
- Facial lacerations
- Fractures of the hip or wrist
- Neck, back or spinal cord injuries
A responsible property owner can promptly fix all these hazards. There is no excuse to allow a dangerous condition to exist that results in injury to an unsuspecting patron or guest.
Call The Civil Trial Specialists At Vocelle & Berg, LLP, For Help
The attorneys at Vocelle & Berg, LLP, include civil trial specialists certified by The Florida Bar who know how to investigate a slip-and-fall. If you suffered because of a slip-and-fall accident on the Treasure Coast, contact us for a free consultation. To get your free consultation, call 772-562-8111 or reach us online.