Slip and Fall and Other Injuries on Premises

Often a person slips and falls and gets right up without any lasting injury. Other times a slip and fall could mean multiple surgeries and lifelong physical limitations.

Owners Have a Duty to Maintain Their Premises in a Safe Condition

Owners and operators of premises have an obligation to keep their premises safe and to warn of dangers that may not be obvious to guests and customers

Slip and Falls

Often a person slips and falls and gets right up without any lasting injury. Other times a slip and fall could mean multiple surgeries and lifelong physical limitations. They can be caused by slippery substances that are left on floors or the ground, or by slippery or uneven surfaces themselves.

Limitations on Business Liability

Florida Statute 768.0755, states, “If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that: (a) The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or (b) The condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.

Other Injuries on Premises

There are many other situations that can cause injuries to guests and customers on both private and public property. For example, large items can fall off of a shelf, pedestrians can fall into holes, rails and structures that appear sturdy can break loose, unmarked or uneven steps can cause falls, children can fall into swimming pools or be locked into enclosures that have insufficient air flow, and exposed electrical devices and wiring can cause shock injuries.

The Frank Law Firm has the experience and skill necessary to handle your premises case and be your advocate. If you or a loved one are a victim of premises negligence, call The Frank Law Firm, 850-224-HELP (4357) to speak with us about your personal injury or wrongful death case.

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