Who Is Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident in Florida?

Who Is Liable for a Slip & Fall Accident in Florida?

Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 23-Jan-2017

If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to know your rights, as well as what you can do to recover fair and adequate compensation. When you contact an Orlando personal injury attorney at The Maher Law Firm, we can help you understand your options. With more than 40 years of experience and billions of dollars in successful recoveries, our firm is well-equipped to help you seek justice. Contact our office today at (855) 338-0720 to schedule a free consultation.

What You Need to Prove in a Slip and Fall Accident Case

In Florida, property owners are responsible for the safety and well-being of their guests. If they fail to exercise reasonable care, and a visitor is injured as a result, they can be held liable for any resulting damages. This duty of care extends to those who have been explicitly or implicitly invited onto the property, such as customers at a retail store or patrons at a restaurant, but not to trespassers.

In a slip and fall accident case, the victim will need to prove the following:

  • As an invited guest, they were owed a duty of care by the property owner
  • The property owner failed to use reasonable care in maintaining the property
  • The property owner knew, or should have known, about hazards on the property
  • The property owner failed to remove the hazard or properly warn visitors
  • They suffered injuries as a result of the property owner’s negligence

Injured? Contact The Maher Law Firm for More Information.

Being injured in a slip and fall accident can be an overwhelming experience. Right now, you may be wondering who is going to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. When you contact an Orlando personal injury lawyer from The Maher Law Firm, we can explain your legal options and help you move forward with your premises liability case. We have been representing injured victims throughout Central Florida since 1969, so you can count on us to provide the experienced representation you deserve.

Contact The Maher Law Firm today at (855) 338-0720 to arrange a FREE initial consultation.

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