A Slip-and-Fall Attorney Can Help Protect You from Insurance Companies
A slip-and-fall attorney at Moody Law serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can defend and aggressively seek compensation for clients who are injured as a result of poor upkeep and unsafe property conditions. Property owners have an obligation to guests and licensees to maintain safe conditions on their property at all times. When property owners fail to do this, serious injuries can occur. Under most circumstances, the property owner is liable for any injuries that occur on his or her property. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, contact our law firm to discuss your case.
Premises Liability and Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Premises liability law states that property owners are responsible for injuries that occur on their property as a result of inadequate upkeep or failure to warn guests of hazards. This law covers a wide range of accidents, but slip-and-fall accidents are the most common. Slip-and-fall accidents can occur as a result of bad flooring, wet or icy conditions, and more.
Where Can Slip-and-Fall Accidents Occur?
Slip-and-fall accidents can occur at any residential or commercial property. These accidents are common at places like grocery stores and shopping malls, where unattended product spills can result in personal injury; however, slip-and-fall accidents can just as easily occur at someone’s home or in an apartment complex or condominium. Slips and falls can take place both inside and outside, and the property owner is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of both.
Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall accident can occur for any number of reasons, including:
- Misplaced or unsecured mats and rugs
- Uneven tile or flooring
- Unmarked hazards, such as a warning sign about a wet floor
- Broken railings
- Appliance cords stretched across walkways
It is important to note that most slip-and-fall accidents are preventable. Even if the property owner lacks the means to make necessary repairs, he or she must provide adequate warning about any potential hazards.
Injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall accident can range from minor injuries such as bruises and sprains to severe or life-threatening incidents. In some cases, these accidents can be fatal. Common injuries sustained from a slip-and-fall accident include:
- Broken bones
- Head or brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of mobility
- Nerve damage
How Our Slip-and-Fall Attorneys Can Help
The effects of a slip-and-fall injury can be severe. Victims can face a lifetime of medical treatments and rehabilitation, which can prevent them from ever returning to work. One of our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the property conditions to determine the cause of the fall. Your attorney can then use this information to prove the property owner’s negligence.
Slips and falls can take place both inside and outside, and the property owner is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of both.
Our attorneys can fight for your right to compensation. Insurance companies tend to take advantage of victims who choose not to hire an attorney. Without an attorney, insurance companies will try to settle your claim for far less than you deserve. Our attorneys can negotiate with insurance companies to secure a settlement for your pain and suffering.
Receive the Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury because of a slip-and-fall accident, call our office at (863) 733-9090 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. Once one of our attorneys has reviewed the details of your case, we can handle all the details of your claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery.