Since Children And Older People Tend To Slip And Fall More Often Than Other Adults, Does The Law Discriminate Against Their Ability To Collect Damages?
Everyone, regardless of age or health condition, has the right to recover compensation for injuries sustained by slip and fall accidents. These falls often occur because of dangerous or hazardous conditions that are not properly maintained by the property owner.
Property owners are required by Florida law to use reasonable care in maintaining their premises in order to avoid exposing others to injury. If someone slips and falls on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions, then the property owner is held legally responsible. For this reason, property owners are responsible for regularly inspecting, repairing, or warning others of any dangerous conditions that are present.
While children and senior citizens are at risk for serious injury caused by slip and fall accidents, they are not necessarily to blame. If you fall and become injured on another’s property, you will most likely require the assistance of a skilled Broward County Slip and Fall Attorney. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].