Slips and trips are a reality of life. However, this does not mean that the owner of a property has any excuse not to take the necessary steps to prevent any likelihood of a potentially dangerous accident occurring. Slips and trips are often caused by the negligence of the owner. They can be caused by obstacles in the path of a walker, spillages without appropriate signage, or slippery surfaces.
While a slip and fall accident may sound like a minor thing, they can have many lasting consequences. You may receive injuries that require expensive medical treatment or lead to lost wages as you spend time off work recovering. If your accident is serious, it can lead to lifelong complications in the case of a head injury or complex fracture. If the victim of this kind of accident is elderly, there can be serious implications for any blunt trauma or broken bones as a result of the injury. Whatever the severity of your injury, here at The Law Place, we will take your case seriously and ensure that we get you the level of compensation that you deserve. You should never be made to suffer from somebody else’s negligence without having the opportunity to seek the appropriate compensation.
If you have been the victim of a slip, trip, or falling related accident, you could be entitled to compensation. The Law Place has a wealth of experience in accident law and can help you to maximize the compensation from your case. A personal injury lawyer from our law firm will be able to provide you with free and impartial legal advice over the phone. Our telephone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all of your information is protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Call us on (941) 444-4444 today to discuss your claim.
In This Article
- What Happens If Someone Falls While Spending Time in My Home?
- What Happens If You Suffer From a Trip or Fall on Someone Else’s Property?
- How Does Homeowner’s Insurance Work If Someone Incurs an Injury on Your Property?
- Can You Sue Someone for Tripping You?
- Contact The Law Place Today
What Happens If Someone Falls While Spending Time in My Home?
If you are the property owner and someone visiting your home suffers from a slip or trip accident, they may be able to issue a lawsuit against you, which would entitle them to compensation for their injury.
Whether or not you are liable for their slip and fall accident is dependent on a number of factors. Their personal injury lawyer must be able to prove that the accident occurred on your property. They must also prove that the slip or trip caused the victim some form of injury, although this is not limited to a simple physical injury. This also includes any situation where the person may have suffered lasting emotional distress or a recovery process, which resulted in them incurring lost wages due to time spent off work.
The law dictates that the other person’s personal injury lawyer is only able to assign you liability if it can be proven that the injury was incurred due to your negligence. This means that the slip or fall was caused by you failing to provide a sufficiently safe environment.
Thanks to comparative negligence law, there are several factors that can mitigate your responsibility for someone else’s fall on your property. This will mean that the amount of compensation they deserve is usually significantly reduced. Examples of arguments for comparative negligence would include:
- The presence of a guest on a part of the property in which the property owner did not consent to them visiting.
- Improper care or attention paid by the person who has fallen. A good example of this is someone who has fallen due to not looking where they are going, such as someone looking at their mobile phone while walking.
- The person who fell was wearing footwear, which was unsafe or inappropriate for their environment.
- You have taken reasonable steps to protect visitors from the hazard. Examples of this would include cordoning or coning off the hazardous area.
If someone suffers from a slip and fall accident on your property, it is a good idea to get in touch with a law firm as quickly as possible. A lawyer from The Law Place will be able to get to work quickly in order to secure the evidence necessary to reduce the amount of compensation you may owe.
For a free legal consultation, call 941-444-4444
What Happens If You Suffer From a Trip or Fall on Someone Else’s Property?
If you suffer from a slip or fall on someone else’s property, you could be entitled to compensation for your injury.
The same rules apply as are discussed above, with respect to liability, negligence, and comparative negligence.
However, when you enter the premises as a customer seeking to do business, you are considered an invitee. As an invitee, you are afforded the greatest level of legal protection available under the law. This means that the property owner has a responsibility to keep an area that is open to customers completely free of any obstacle or hazard, which could cause an accident or injury.
If you have suffered an accident due to negligence, especially in a public shopping space, it is likely that you are entitled to compensation for your accident. If you believe you have a case, get in touch with one of the accident lawyers at The Law Place today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
How Does Homeowner’s Insurance Work If Someone Incurs an Injury on Your Property?
As there are many different types and coverage levels of homeowner’s insurance, there is no hard and fast rule to whether your insurance will protect you from financial losses caused by someone claiming for a slip or trip injury.
The specific type of insurance which deals with protection against financial loss if you are sued and found liable for someone else’s fall on your property, is known as liability insurance.
Again, the level of liability you are protected against depends on your insurance package. The level of insurance our law firm recommends depends on the nature of your property. If your property is the sort of environment where you are likely to have regular visitors who you do not know personally, our law firm would advise opting for an insurance policy that reflects this.
In the modern age, especially with expensive properties, it is not out of the ordinary for people to become targets for personal injury lawsuits. An appropriate level of homeowner’s liability insurance can help to protect against this.
Additionally, there is a separate class of coverage that deals with medical bills that result from a slip or fall injury on your property. These are covered under the ‘Medical Payments’ section of your insurance policy. In order to be fully protected from slip and fall lawsuits, it is important to cover both of these aspects in your insurance policy.
Can You Sue Someone for Tripping You?
You absolutely can issue a lawsuit to someone who has tripped you over.
Again, the success of your claim will depend on you proving the person’s level of liability. As with the above situation concerning someone else’s fall on your property, you must also prove that you are injured in some way, either physically or financially.
For the greatest chance at success in your trip lawsuit, it is important to select the correct law firm. Here at The Law Place, our personal injury lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience in dealing with accident lawsuits.
In the event of a slip accident, it is important that you move forward with your case as quickly as possible. With every day that passes, the chances of evidence or witnesses becoming lost or inaccessible increases. If you are issuing a case against another person, they are also likely to have their own law firm involved. In order to maximize your compensation, it is important that their lawyers do not gain a significant head start in accumulating evidence for the case.
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Contact The Law Place Today
If you have slipped and fallen in the last four years, the team of experienced lawyers at The Law Place can help you to achieve the level of compensation that you deserve for your case.
Our law firm has over 75 years of combined experience in dealing with accident lawsuits. Unlike the average law firm, we work all of our cases as a team. This means that you can benefit from the knowledge of each member of our team, no matter what your case.
We know that you have a huge range of choices when it comes to deciding which law firm to represent you. This is why we have made it our aim to go above and beyond to secure the best representation and highest level of compensation for each of our clients. Each of our lawyers not only has a passion for ensuring that you get receive the financial justice you deserve. They also have the empathy and compassion to ensure that you are treated comfortably and correctly at all times.
Navigating the complexities of Florida’s slip and trip laws, as well as the complexities of comparative negligence, can be incredibly tricky. With the wrong law firm, you could be at risk of seriously damaging the amount of compensation you are owed. The Law Place has the track record of success you need to be safe in the knowledge that your case is in good hands.
If you are considering raising a case for a slip or trip that you suffered in the last four years, get in touch with The Law Place today. Similarly, if someone has suffered an injury whilst on your premises, it is vital that you seek legal advice immediately. The Law Place offers free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all protected under attorney-client privilege from the outset. Contact us today on (941) 444-4444.