What Causes Slip And Fall Or Trip And Fall Accidents?
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents can be caused by a variety of things. For example, a recent case we handled consisted of a woman going down a staircase in a commercial building. The last stair in the staircase was the only one missing grip tape that was meant to protect the surface of the stair from being slippery. When the client placed her foot on that last stair, she slipped and fell down and sustained significant injuries. Without the grip tape, that stair became a dangerous and slippery surface, and as a result of the building owner’s negligence in maintaining the staircase, our client sustained significant and permanent injuries. This is just one example of the many dangerous conditions that can cause slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents. Other common ones include a spilled liquid, uneven flooring, and more. One frequent example of slip-and-falls is spilled substance at a grocery store. If the grocery store is not properly monitoring and cleaning its aisles, it creates a possibility for a dangerous condition to arise.
How Much Is A Slip/Trip And Fall Case Worth?
Slip/trip and fall accidents can cause serious injury to a person. Depending on the incident, a slip and fall case can yield a substantial compensation payment. However, not all slip and fall accidents result in serious injury with a compensation package to match. With that said, it is wise to consult a knowledgeable slip/trip and fall injuries attorney to assess your particular case if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident.
No set figure determines how much a person collects if they sustained an injury due to a slip or trip and fall accident. The key to figuring out how much a case is worth lies in the nature and extent of the injuries as well as the circumstances that caused the incident. For example, if a person slips and falls on a wet floor in a store and breaks a leg, they could receive adequate compensation to cover medical bills and expenses. However, if the person who broke their leg is a professional soccer player whose livelihood relies on the ability to have strong legs, that person’s damages can result in a much higher compensation package. Their compensation package could include loss of quality of life, loss of wages, and pain and suffering in addition to paid medical expenses.
The best way to evaluate the worth of a slip and fall accident is to enlist the assistance of an experienced slip/trip and fall injuries attorney. At Geller Tamayo, LLC, our expert slip/trip and fall injuries attorney will consider all of the factors involving your case to determine how to best move forward to ensure you receive fair compensation.
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- What Damages Can Be Recovered In A Slip-And-Fall Injury Claim?
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What Is Considered A Swimming Pool Injury?
Swimming pool injuries often arise when a person dies or becomes seriously injured due to an incident involving a pool. Many swimming pool injury cases are filed against property owners or managers responsible for the maintenance and safety of the pool in question. When a person dies as a result of a swimming pool incident, family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you or a loved one were involved in a swimming pool accident, it is imperative to consult with a swimming pool injuries attorney who can help identify your options and possible solutions to recompense.
Common causes of swimming pool injuries can result from hazardous or dangerous conditions, such as loose tiles, damaged flooring, chipped flooring in the pool, and unsafe amounts of chemicals in the pool. The parties in charge of keeping the pool and surrounding premises can be held liable if they do not meet or keep reasonable safe conditions.
Swimming pool injuries include:
- Cuts and Scrapes from defective flooring
- Broken Bones from slipping or falling
- Severe injury of a broken spine or neck
When an injury occurs at or in a swimming pool, a swimming pool injuries attorney who understands liability and the process of pursuing this type of case should be hired. At Geller Tamayo, LLC, our swimming pool injuries attorneys have extensive experience serving and representing clients in Miami, FL, Hollywood, FL, and surrounding areas with swimming pool incidents.
What Are Some Examples Where A Property Owner Would Likely Not Be Held Liable Because A Reasonable Person Could Have Avoided Or Should Have Known About The Dangerous Condition?
If a property owner is making a reasonable effort to warn people about a dangerous condition, such as placing a cone or sign over an uneven sidewalk, they can argue they were not negligent and therefore not liable for any injuries caused by the dangerous condition. If a grocery store has spilled milk on an aisle and places signs to warn customers, it can argue that a reasonable person would have seen the warnings and avoided the dangerous condition. However, if a dangerous condition exists for an unreasonable amount of time, such as a leaking freezer that the owner refuses to fix, they should be liable for not correcting the dangerous condition.
Every case is unique, and both sides will argue about what is considered to be ‘reasonable’, but all facts will be examined.
What Does An Injured Person Have To Prove To Receive Recovery In A Personal Injury Case In Florida When There’s A Slip And Fall Injury?
In a slip and fall injury, just like all personal injury cases, the injured party has to prove two things initially: 1) that the Defendant had a duty to maintain a safe premises, and 2) that they breached that duty by allowing a dangerous condition to exist.
Once the injured party proves that the Defendant had a duty and breached it, he/she must prove that the injuries were a direct result of the dangerous condition. If a person is injured on someone else’s property but cannot link it to a dangerous condition, he/she may not have a viable case. For example, someone tripping in a parking lot and breaking his/her knee is not the property owner’s responsibility if the person tripped on their own shoelace and there was not a dangerous condition that caused that person to trip.
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