Slip & Fall Claims
WHAT IS A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT?
A slip and fall accident is a personal injury case that involves a person slipping, tripping and falling on another person’s property. Slip and fall accidents are typically covered under premises liability law because they involve an injury that occurs on the “premises” of another party. Slip and fall accidents are difficult to defend due to destruction of evidence and repair or removal of the hazard prior to investigations occurring. Also, these cases often involve multiple complex liability and insurance coverage issues.
Many dangerous, but commonplace hazards can result in slip and fall accidents. Some examples include:
- Torn carpeting
- Changes in flooring surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Narrow stairs
- Wet floors
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- Icy or slick surfaces
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida and believe you have a claim, it is important to contact Pennekamp Law to schedule your free case evaluation.
HOW DETERMINING FAULT PLAYS A ROLE IN YOUR CASE
There is no standard for proving fault in slip and fall accidents. Each case generally turns on whether a property owner exercised caution to prevent slips and falls from occurring. It is the burden of the injured party to prove that this care was not taken. The injured party most show that the accident occurred due to a dangerous condition, of which the owner was aware. The injured party must also prove that the dangerous condition is not one that they could have been aware of or avoided to prevent the injury.
To prove that an owner is liable for the dangerous condition, the injured party must prove:
- The owner created the condition
- The owner knew the condition existed and did not fix it
- The condition existed for so long that it is a known condition and not fixed
SPEAK WITH US DURING A FREE CASE CONSULTATION
Contacting a skilled Miami personal injury lawyer early is critical because time limits exist for injured parties attempting to file personal injury lawsuits. At Pennekamp Law, our slip and fall attorneys have decades of experience and have successfully secured significant settlements for our clients.
WHY CHOOSE PENNEKAMP LAW?
- We offer free case consultations for our clients
- We have recovered multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients
- We won one of Florida’s largest personal injury settlements
- Our clients do not need to pay unless we secure a recovery for them
- Our clients and our local community are our top priority
- Our clients are treated as family with the utmost respect
To learn more about how to file a Slip and Fall injury claim, please call us at (305) 998-5595 or simply submit your case below, and one of our Team Members will be with you shortly. All our Team Members are waiting for your call, and are available to speak with you in either English or Spanish.
1. Submit Your Case Form
Fill out and submit the Case Evaluation Form located below to provide us with a better idea of your situation and condition.
2. Schedule Your Meeting
We will call you within 24 hours of your case submission to schedule a time for you to meet with one of our award winning attorneys.
3. Meet With Your Attorney
An attorney will meet with you to hear your case, discuss your options, and help you with you next steps in moving your case forward.
Enter your contact information below and provide us with a brief summary of How you were injured so we can know how to better handle your case. Once we hear from you, one of our qualified team members will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your free consultation with one of our award winning attorneys. It is really that simple.