Florida slip and fall law is complex and changes over the years through Florida statutes and case law. The personal injury attorneys at our Florida law firm will advise and guide you through the legal process of holding those who caused your injuries accountable.
The premises liability laws of Florida hold negligent property and business owners responsible when dangerous conditions on the premises cause injuries to visitors, guests or customers.
HOW VAN RIPER & NIES ATTORNEYS WILL ASSIST YOU AFTER A SLIP AND FALL, OR TRIP AND FALL, IN FLORIDA
Our trial attorneys, Tim Nies, a former lead insurance defense lawyer who represented property owners and insurance companies in premises liability cases, and Christian Van Riper, a former prosecutor, outwork the insurance lawyer hired to defend owners of unsafe and dangerous properties and businesses. Our lawyers visit premises where our clients were injured, talk to witnesses, hire experts, mediate cases and bring cases before Florida juries in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties when settlement negotiations do not result in our clients being fairly compensated for their harms and losses.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SLIP AND FALL INJURIES?
Slip and falls, or trip and falls, are common among older adults in Florida. Thousands of Florida seniors are injured in slip and falls every year. Typical, and serious injuries, seniors suffer from during slip and falls include hip fractures. Of course, not only the elderly are injured in slip and fall accidents in Florida. Common injuries as a result of slip and falls include:
- Sprained or fractured ankles.
- Knee injuries, including meniscus tears.
- Wrist fractures from attempts at breaking falls.
- Bone fractures.
- Shoulder dislocations and
- Concussions and other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
- Spine injuries, including lumbar and cervical disc herniations.
HOW MUCH WILL INSURANCE COMPANIES OF NEGLIGENT BUSINESS OWNERS SETTLE SLIP AND FALL CASES FOR?
The following factors differentiate slip and fall cases: the nature of the negligent acts of the business or property owner, the seriousness of the injuries, the past and future medical care required on account of the injuries, the pain and suffering the victim has and will experience, the loss of wages in the past and future, and many of factors.
The best way to estimate the value of your slip and fall claim is at a in-depth consultation with a trial savvy personal injury lawyer who is skilled in premises liability law.
WHAT KIND OF DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER UNDER FLORIDA LAW AFTER A SLIP AND FALL?
Slip and fall injury victims are entitled to the following damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, scarring/disfigurement, loss of wages and diminishment of the capacity for the enjoyment of life
The personal injury attorneys at our law firm, with offices in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach and Stuart, Florida are skilled trial attorneys and work with experts to testify before juries as to the value of your damages.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL INJURIES IN FLORIDA?
Common dangerous conditions that lead to injuries from slip and falls, or trip and falls, in Florida, include:
- Spills and substances on floors
- Food left on floors
- Cluttered floors
- Tripping hazards, such as electrical cords and extension cords
- Loose floor mats
- Slippery painted floors
- Improperly designed steps
- Damaged flooring and steps
- Dangerous stairways with defective or damaged handrails
- Inadequate lighting
The personal injury lawyers at our Florida slip and fall law firm will thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of premises liability cases to determine the cause of injuries sustained during falls. Tim also represents Longshoremen injured during falls while working.
Our Florida slip and fall law firm, Van Riper and Nies, has offices in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach and Stuart, Florida. Contact our lead personal injury attorney, Tim Nies, at 800-650-1243 day or night.