Accidents happen everyday as a result of human error, but they also may occur due to someone else’s negligence. If you slipped and fell on someone’s property due to no fault of your own, you may have a slip and fall accident case. In the event of a slip and fall accident in Florida, your injuries could have been caused by the negligent property owner who did not maintain his property.
Slip and fall accidents are also considered Florida premises liability cases and happen anywhere including outdoors, indoors, and on private or public property. These fall accidents can occur in a parking lot, grocery store, restaurant, sidewalk, apartment complex, and other locations due to hazards, such as:
- Uneven or broken sidewalks
- Dimly lit stairs or pathways
- Wet floors
- Objects on the floor
- Level changes or uneven ground
- Uncovered manhole
As you can see, there are many reasons why slip and fall accidents in Florida and throughout the U.S. occur. If warnings signs are missing, or if the hazard should have been fixed but wasn’t (even though the owner knew about the safety hazard), then the accident was the result of an unsafe condition due to negligent maintenance. If this occurs, the property owner could be held liable for your injuries.
Injuries that can occur from South Florida slip and fall accidents could result in severe pain and suffering. These injuries may require surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Other injuries may lead to a disability or life long physical impairment as a result of someone’s negligence.
Injuries that may result from Florida slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Sprained ankle
- Knee injuries (torn ACL)
- Head injury
- And more
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in South Florida, call Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorney David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″]. There is no time to lose in a slip and fall accident, as photographs of the scene need to be taken, witness interviews need to be conducted, a police report should be filed, and any medical condition resulting from the accident needs to be identified. David Benenfeld will provide you with a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case and explain how he can help you get the most compensation in your specific case.