What do I need to prove in order to get a Florida slip and fall settlement?

Posted By on July 27, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: What do I need to prove in order to get a Florida slip and fall settlement?

A: In order to get a Florida slip and fall accident settlement, you must prove fault or negligence on part of the business establishment or the person you are suing and you also must prove that you have sustained injuries as a result of the fall. Proving fault or negligence on the part of the business establishment often times is a difficult thing to do. That’s why you need to hire a Florida bar board certified civil trial attorney to assist you because a lot of people think that just because they slip on the premises of a Home Depot or a Publix or a Wynn Dixie, that they’re automatically entitled to recover, that it’s the stores responsibility to make sure that there’s nothing on the floor 100% of the time. That’s just not the law in Florida.

     You must prove they did something wrong. For example, they knew about the condition on the floor and did nothing about it. Or that they should have known about the condition on the floor and did nothing about it. In addition to proving fault, you must prove that you sustained bodily injuries as a result of the accident. You prove bodily injuries by showing your medical records, by turning over your medical records, by turning over your medical bills. If there are lost wages by proving that you missed time from work through your employment records and through your tax returns and through the statements of other people who’ve known you for years that your life has been changed in certain respects as a result of the injuries you sustained in that slip and fall case. These are the thing you need to prove to get a reasonable slip and fall settlement in Florida.

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