A slip and fall accident occurs when any individual slips, trips or falls due to an unsafe premise condition. The slip or fall accident becomes a liability when the slip, trip, or fall is due to the negligence of the owner or person responsible for the premises. If another party is found liable for the slip and fall injury, then the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injury. Florida Statute
Steps to Take Following a Slip and Fall Injury
- Evaluate what type of injury was suffered
- Determine what the obstruction was (hole, water, sticky substance)
- Take pictures with a phone camera of the scene, if possible
- Note if any warnings were posted about the hazard
- Observe if there were any witnesses present (Get their names and numbers immediately)
- Document the name of the owner of the property
- Demand an incident report
This information is crucial in addressing the legal issues of your slip and fall accident. If another party is responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled for your suffering, medical expenses.
The owner or property manager of a property has an obligation to the safety of those who are welcomed guests on their property. They must maintain a reasonably safe environment. If there is a dangerous situation on the property, and the responsible party failed to fix the obstruction that caused the slip and fall accident, they may be held responsible for the injury.
Contact Lance P. Richard, P.A. immediately.
Lance P. Richard, P.A. handles premise liability / slip & fall cases in Martin County, Florida; St. Lucie County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida; Indian River County, Florida; Okeechobee County Florida, and the following cities: Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Port. St. Lucie, Sewall's Point, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.