Slip & Fall
Slip and fall, or “premises liability,” accidents occur whenever you slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, whether it is the result of a spill or wet floor left unattended, an uneven floor, a cracked sidewalk, poor lighting, or any other undisclosed and unreasonably dangerous hazard or condition. Property owners and operators owe a duty of care to visitors, and when they violate that duty by creating or allowing an unreasonably dangerous condition to persist, they are responsible for any injury that results.
The experienced and effective slip and fall attorney at Goldman Law, P.A., has over a decade of experience litigating personal injury matters, including premises liability cases. Sarah Goldman Geise has recovered millions of dollars for her Florida personal injury clients, making sure that the proper parties are held responsible for the injuries that their negligence causes. Goldman Law, P.A. offers professional, personal service tailored to the circumstances and needs of each of our clients. If you were hurt on someone else’s property, whether they are a homeowner, grocery store owner, or a renter, Goldman Law, P.A. will help you recover the damages you are owed for the injury you have incurred.
Common Types of Slip & Fall Accidents
As a visitor, you are owed a duty of care by anyone responsible for managing and operating the premises you are visiting. Homeowners, apartment renters, building owners, store operators, construction companies, and anyone else responsible for maintaining the premises you visit must keep that area appropriately safe. If they are or should be aware of a hazard and they do not either warn you of that hazard or take care of the danger caused by the hazard, they may be responsible for any harm that results. The duties vary depending on whether the responsible party is a private homeowner or a store; your Florida premises liability attorney will examine your case and help you determine who can and should be held liable for your injuries.
The dedicated and knowledgeable premises liability attorney at Goldman Law, P.A. is prepared to help with any slip & fall accident claim, including the following:
- Slippery or wet floors
- Wet or icy sidewalks, parking lots, and entranceways
- Staircase collapse or broken railings
- Uneven flooring, including tiles, carpeting, or sudden elevation changes such as unmarked steps
- Loose moving mats, rugs, or other flooring
- Inadequate lighting
- Cracks in the sidewalk or other surfaces
Slip & Fall Statistics
Slip, trip, and fall accidents are very common in the workplace, in public places, and the home. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls represent nearly 15 percent of all serious injuries and accidental deaths. Every year, more than 540,000 slips and falls across the country require medical attention. Slips and falls are the most common causes of occupational injury and missed days at work.
If you slip and fall because of a hazard on someone else’s property, you should not be embarrassed, and you should not accept blame. If you were injured due to someone else’s disregard for your safety, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Goldman Law, P.A. can help.
Reach Out to an Experienced Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed on someone else’s premises you may have a personal injury claim. Our dedicated and seasoned personal injury team is ready to pursue your right to recovery. Call the compassionate slip & fall lawyer at Goldman Law, P.A. for a free consultation to find out if you are entitled to damages. Contact our premises liability firm, and see how we can help you recover after your slip & fall injury.