How to Prove Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

How to Prove Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

If you were hurt in a slip-and-fall event because you accidentally tripped that may not necessarily mean that you can file a lawsuit. We all have our moments where we fall. However, if you slipped or tripped on another party’s property because of their negligence, then in this case, you may be able to sue. 

If you were hurt in a slip and fall case in Florida, then you may reach out to a Tampa slip and fall attorney at Fulgencio Law for help taking legal action.

Showing Negligence In a Slip and Fall Case

How to Prove Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents in FloridaA property owner who was negligent with the upkeep and care of their property can mean that the property is hazardous to others. When someone is hurt as a result of this lack of care, then that individual could potentially file a slip and fall injury claim against the property owner.

Some examples of perils that may exist on a property and that can cause slip-and-fall accidents include:

  • Liquids that spill on a floor and that are not cleaned up.
  • Broken stairs.
  • Poor lighting.
  • Lack of security where it would reasonably be needed.
  • No handrails on the stairs.
  • Overcrowding.
  • Uneven flooring

Any one of the above is a hazard that a property owner should fix. When a property owner did know about a hazard on their premises or should have reasonably known about the issue but did not fix it in a timely manner, someone who is hurt on the property because of the inaction by the property owner may file a claim for compensation for their damages.

Filing a slip and fall injury claim may be the right approach to recover compensation for your harm after a slip and fall accident. Though, it can be a complicated action to take. It will be necessary to prove that the property owner was negligent. In specific, to prove slip and fall accident injuries, a plaintiff must show that the property owner had a duty of care to them and that the property owner violated it, allowing a hazard to exist on a property that caused the accident and damages.

Proof of negligence can be found in abundant evidence. Photos from the accident scene, witness statements, video footage, a formal diagnosis of injuries, medical treatment received for injuries, and more. An attorney can assist a slip-and-fall accident victim in gathering evidence and building a claim. Injury claims with extensive detail and supporting documentation tend to be the strongest and the most likely to be successful. 

Florida follows a comparative negligence fault system. Here, if you are responsible for your accident by any amount, you will have your compensation reduced by your share of the fault. Therefore, to secure full compensation, proving you had nothing to do with your slip-and-fall accident is the goal.

Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law

An attorney at Fulgencio Law can assist you with your Florida slip and fall claim, including helping you collect the evidence you need to prove negligence existed and led to your injury accident.

To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, please call Fulgencio Law at (813) 463-0123.

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