Florida law in the area of “Slip and Fall” cases has changed due to tort reform making it far more difficult for an injured person to recover for injuries caused by the negligence or carelessness of a business establishment.
Florida Statute 768.0755 states in part:
“If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.”
This means that if you slip and fall on a wet floor or because some substance was left on the floor, you must prove that the business establishment knew or should have none of the dangerous condition and should have done something to cure the dangerous condition. As you can imagine, this statute makes “Slip and Fall” cases difficult in Florida and the need for an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney like Attorney John Andreopoulos is critical. Time is of the essence in every personal injury case but especially Slip and Fall cases. Obtaining and/or ensuring any surveillance video recordings are preserved is critical and is most effective within the first few days of a fall. Locating and speaking with potential witnesses is also critical and crucial in these cases.
Now, the above law only deals with substances left or spilled on a floor which causes someone to slip and fall. In the event a person “Trips and Fall” over a defective floor, curbing, sidewalk, etc. due to poor design, improper installation or disrepair, then this is known as an “inherently dangerous condition” and the owner of the business and/or property has a duty to warn people of these conditions and repair them before someone is injured. Attorney John Andreopoulos is experienced in handling “Trip and Fall” cases and can assist you in recovering monetary damages for your injuries.
If you or someone you know was injured in a “Slip and Fall” or “Trip and Fall” incident as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness or as a result of a poor design or disrepair, let us work for you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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