To recover for injuries incurred in a slip-and-fall accident, the plaintiff must show that the defendant responsible for the premises had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition.
Generally, constructive notice may be shown by proof that the condition existed for a length of time that in the exercise of ordinary care, the defendant should have known of it and taken action to remedy it, and the length of time that the condition existed can be proven. If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that: (1) 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 (2) the condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.
Slip and Fall are broken down into 2 types: indoor slip and fall injuries caused by inadequate lighting in stairwells or wet floors in restaurants and outdoor injuries like those occurring in parking lots.
A good piece of advice if you have been injured in a slip and fall, is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. The sooner you act the better, because there are time limits in Florida to file a lawsuit (statute of limitations).
|Slip and Fall Claims in Florida
If you’ve been injured during a slip and fall, you will want to educate yourself on the damages you can recover, including pain and suffering, lost wages and other economic and non-economic damages.
|Grocery Store Slip and Fall – How to Prove Your Claim
When someone falls at a grocery store, you should preserve as much evidence as possible, including using your cell phone to video the condition of the floor. Just as important, a victim should learn how often employees are checking for objects in the aisle or transitory substances on the floor.
|Slip and Fall in Your Hotel Bathroom: Florida Hotel Accident Claims
If you are injured at a hotel in Florida, you need to be aware of how insurance companies deal with these claims and the type of evidence you will need to prove your claim. Did the hotel owner act reasonably by having slip resistant flooring and was that flooring adequately maintained?
|I Slipped and Fell at the Store But There Was a Wet Floor Sign: Do I Have a Case? In Florida, Maybe.
If you’ve fallen and been injured, but a WET FLOOR sign was displayed, what does this mean for you and your insurance claim? A warning sign does not mean you can’t recover compensation.
|Slip And Fall In A Restaurant Bathroom
If you were injured in a slip and fall in a restaurant bathroom in the state of Florida, read these examples of cases to learn about key issues to focus on including the bathroom maintenance logs.
|Slip and Fall Pain and Suffering Lawsuits
Every victim of a slip and fall in the state of Florida needs to read these five cases where the pain and suffering damage awards were found to be inadequate. These decisions should give guidance for establishing a floor for these damages, which by their nature are hard to determine because of the difficulty of placing a monetary value on a victim’s past, present, and future pain and suffering.