The Florida Senate passed a bill Thursday, March 25, that could make slip-and-fall accident cases more complex, according to the Miami Herald. The article reports that the bill, if signed into law, would make it more difficult to file slip-and-fall lawsuits against businesses. Now in the hands of Gov. Charlie Crist, the bill would undo rulings from the Florida Supreme Court if signed. Simply put, the bill would place further restrictions on Florida slip-and-fall accident victims, preventing many of them from being able to seek compensation for injuries caused by negligent property owners. Through lawsuit restrictions, the change would give amnesty to large corporations, placing the burden of medical bills, lost wages, pharmacy costs, and other expenses on the innocent accident victim.
Despite the negative effects of the proposed law, the good news is this: an experienced, successful Florida slip-and-fall and premises liability attorney can help you sort through the specific details of your case and work to obtain the maximum compensation for you if you are eligible to file a claim. Becoming informed is the first step. If you have been injured in any kind of slip-and-fall accident in Broward County, Palm Beach County, or Dade County, contact Ft. Lauderdale premises liability lawyer David Benenfeld for helpful resources and free answers to your most important questions.