Slip and Falls Claims

Slip and Falls Claims

Slip and Fall Claims: Helping You Recover Compensation 

Slip and fall accidents cause significant injuries and can happen to anyone. They can occur suddenly, causing great pain and financial hardship that can last a lifetime. The responsible parties in a slip and fall accident can vary, but they often include residential and commercial property owners, businesses, and municipalities. Our experienced personal injury attorneys assist victims by holding liable parties accountable and recovering compensation for damages.


Do You Need an Attorney?

Victims may sustain a wide range of injuries in a slip-in fall accident. Fractured bones, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, lacerations, joint injuries, facial disfigurement, and wrongful death are frequent outcomes. These accidents often occur on wet or slippery surfaces, poorly lit areas, or uneven surfaces. Slip and fall accidents are premises liability claims based on acts of negligence or malicious intent. At LAR Legal Group, Attorneys at Law, we effectively assess claims and aggressively negotiate and litigate civil liability cases. With a comprehensive knowledge of premises liability laws in Florida, we offer quality legal representation. Let us calculate your damages so that your claim includes all possible recoverable losses.


Who is Responsible?

The responsible party for a slip and fall accident may be a homeowner in a residential setting. An owner, tenant, or store manager may be the culpable party in a commercial establishment. When an injury or wrongful death occurs on public property, the local municipality or federal government may be liable for damages. To achieve a financial recovery, a plaintiff must prove that the owner or occupant was aware or should have known about the hazardous condition and failed to correct it. For example, a spill on the floor that is not attended to or a loose railing that is not repaired may constitute a valid claim in a slip and fall case.


Comparative Negligence

Comparative negligence is a legal concept where the plaintiff and the defendant share fault for the accident. It may be a factor in the settlement negotiations or court-ordered award, as the plaintiff’s compensation may be reduced by their percentage of fault. The defendant will frequently argue that the plaintiff was not paying attention or wearing inappropriate footwear, which precipitated the accident.


Places Where Slip and Fall Accidents Are Common:

  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Retail stores and malls
  • Stairways
  • Amusement parks
  • Airports
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Construction sites
  • Workplaces
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Government buildings
  • Residential homes


Strengthening Your Slip and Fall Claim

After a slip and fall on a residential or commercial property, a victim should first seek medical attention. The medical reports are the backbone of a civil liability case. If possible, take time-stamped photos or videos at the scene of the accident, gather contact information from witnesses and report the accident to the property owner or manager. Request a copy of the incident report. Try to secure any video surveillance footage of the accident. It is essential to document the sequence of events before, during, and after the fall, including environmental factors. Set aside the clothing and shoes worn in the accident. Finally, contact LAR Legal Group, Attorneys at Law, to discuss the case and strategy.


Settlements and Awards

The amount of money you recover in a slip and fall accident case will depend on the severity of your injuries and the damages you have incurred. In general, slip and fall accident victims can recover compensatory damages for their medical bills, lost and future wages, rehabilitative care, pain and suffering, and other associated costs. Punitive damages for accidents due to gross negligence or malicious intent may be awarded. 

The Statute of Limitations for slip and fall accidents in Florida is four years from the date of the accident. Generally, a victim is barred from financial recovery if they do not file a lawsuit within this time frame.


LAR Legal Group, Attorneys at Law, Provides Reliable Legal Guidance

 Our legal team routinely handles complex settlement negotiations and litigates high-stakes cases. We fight for economic, non-economic, and punitive damages as appropriate. A defendant’s insurance company can be a difficult opponent. However, we have a definite advantage, as we have worked on both sides of the law and can argue skillfully for your case.


Learn More about How We Can Help Your Slip and Fall Case

Contact LAR Legal Group, Attorneys at Law at (877) 466-2133 or fill out our website inquiry form to schedule an appointment to speak with a caring and knowledgeable attorney. We offer a Free Consultation and are here to listen to your slip and fall case and advise you of your options. We are available to help victims of slip and fall accidents throughout Central and South Florida.