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Is a Property Owner Responsible for My Slip and Fall Accident?

You should not have to worry about your safety when on another person’s property. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents occur far too often due to dangerous property conditions. Follow along to learn whether a property owner is responsible for your accident and how a proficient Broward County slip and fall lawyer at The Finizio Law Group can assess your case.

Where do slip and fall accidents commonly occur in the state of Florida?

While slip and fall accidents can occur just about anywhere, below are premises in which they commonly occur in the state of Florida:

  • Airports.
  • Hotels.
  • Supermarkets.
  • Restaurants.
  • Workplaces.
  • Stairways.
  • Elevators.
  • Parking lots.
  • Sidewalks.
  • Swimming pools.
  • Trampolines.

Is a property owner at fault for my slip and fall accident?

A property owner’s negligence may have been the root cause of your slip and fall accidents. Below are a few examples of how they may have displayed negligence:

  • They carelessly left spills or liquids on their premises uncleared.
  • They carelessly left uneven pavement or potholes on their premises unfixed.
  • They carelessly ignored safety rules and regulations for their premises.

Though it is rare, there are instances in which a property owner is not at fault for a slip and fall accident. Such instances are as follows:

  • You did not have a valid reason for being on the property owner’s premises when your accident occurred.
  • You were participating in an irresponsible activity on the property owner’s premises when your accident occurred.
  • You did not reasonably avoid a noticeable danger on the property owner’s premises when your accident occurred.

What evidence of a property owner’s negligence do I need for my premises liability claim?

If you can conclude that your slip and fall accident was due to no fault of your own, and rather due to the negligence of a property owner, then you are eligible to file a premises liability claim. For your claim, you must prove the following as true:

  1. The property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions on their property.
  2. The property owner failed to remedy, repair, or otherwise clear away the unsafe condition from their property in a timely manner.
  3. You suffered injuries because of the unsafe conditions on their property.
  4. Your injuries caused you to sustain significant damages.

And to prove the above as true, it is helpful to collect the following pieces of evidence:

  • A copy of the official police report conducted at the scene of your accident.
  • Pictures and videos of your injuries, damages, and the unsafe property conditions that contributed to your accident.
  • Medical bills that overview the costs of your necessary treatments for your incurred injuries.
  • Doctor’s notes that overview the date, time, and severity of your incurred injuries.
  • Witness testimonies.
  • Surveillance camera footage.

For additional assistance, contact a talented Broward County personal injury attorney today.

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