What Elements Are Necessary To Have A Valid Slip And Fall Claim?
After slipping and falling and suffering an injury, you may have a premises liability claim for your damages; however, certain criteria have to be met. Some of the basic elements of a slip and fall claim in Florida include:
- Your accident and injury took place on someone else’s property such as a department store, apartment complex, restaurant, business, etc.
- Your slip and fall accident occurred as a result of a property owner’s negligence or another party who controls the upkeep of the property.
- The owner or renter failed to keep the grounds safe or fix the hazard in a timely manner.
- The accident resulted in losses and expenses that you wouldn’t have otherwise had.
Although your slip and fall accident should be covered by a property owner’s insurance coverage, they will do all they can do try and deny your coverage. However, if the property owner failed to meet his duty of care, you may have a valid claim even if you are getting the runaround from the owner or his insurance carrier.
An experienced attorney can help you collect the compensation that you are due. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with an experienced Florida slip and fall injury lawyer in a free consultation at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.