West Palm Beach Slip & Fall Lawyer
While the average slip and fall accident may be minor and insignificant, leading to nothing more than slight bruising and discomfort, some slip and fall accidents are tragic. To be sure, the worst slip and fall accidents can lead to injuries that require thousands of dollars’ worth of medical expenses, result in permanent injuries, and may even cause death.
Most slip and fall accidents are completely preventable, and occur as a result of negligence on the part of a property owner. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident in West Palm Beach or surrounding areas and want to learn more about recovering compensation for your injuries, contact a West Palm Beach slip & fall lawyer at the Wexler Law Firm today.
Top Causes of Florida Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents, as mentioned above, are almost always preventable and would not occur but for a dangerous condition or hazard on the property of another. Some of the top causes of slip and fall accidents in Florida include:
- Torn or frayed carpet;
- Broken stairs;
- Broken elevators or escalators;
- Wet or slippery surfaces;
- Holes or depressions in walking surfaces;
- Uneven walking surfaces;
- Debris/hazards in walking areas;
- Broken/cracked flooring; and
- Lack of handrails.
These hazards can lead to serious slips, trips, and falls. Injuries that result from a slip and fall may include, but are not limited to, head and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, and soft tissue injuries.
Who Is Liable for Injuries Caused by a Slip and Fall Accident?
Property owners have a number of duties in Florida. These duties include:
- The duty to maintain a property in a reasonably safe and hazard-free condition; and
- To remedy known hazards in a reasonable amount of time.
This means that if a hazard exists on a property that a property owner knew or should have known about, and the property owner failed to take action to correct the hazard in a reasonable amount of time or/and provide warning of the hazard to others entering the property, they can be held liable for any injuries resulting from the hazard.
How an Experienced Florida Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property and suffer injuries, you deserve to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering. We know that filing a claim and getting the money you deserve isn’t always simple, though, which is why we are prepared to represent you throughout every step of the claims process. It is important that you start the process now, as the clock on the statute of limitations is ticking.
Contact Our West Palm Beach Slip & Fall Lawyers Today
If you or your loved one has slipped, fallen, and suffered injuries, and you believe that someone else is to blame, we want to meet with you. We know what it takes to get our clients the compensation that they deserve. Our West Palm Beach slip and fall lawyers will aggressively advocate on your behalf.
To schedule a consultation, call us today or visit us online. We are able to meet at a time that works for you.