Slip and Fall Lawyer
Property owners have an obligation to guests and licensees to maintain safe conditions on their property at all times.
When this duty is not carried out, resulting in harm, the property owner can be held liable for causing your slip and fall injury.
Over many decades, the Lakeland, FL, personal injury lawyers at Moody Law have won millions in fall cases.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a slip-and-fall accident, call our office or send us a message. We offer free consultations and charge absolutely nothing upfront in fall cases. The only way we get paid is if we win. Call (863) 733-9090 to get started.
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How Our Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Help
One of our personal injury 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. Essentially, we will use our slip and fall knowledge to determine if your fall accident should have been prevented had the property owner been more careful.
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. If they will not settle, we can take your fall case to court.
What Types of Compensation Can We Seek in Slip-and-Fall Cases?
Slip and fall victims in Winter Haven and Lakeland come to Moody Law to seek compensation for the following and more:
- Lost Wages
- Medical Bills
- Mental Anguish
- Physical Pain
- Property Damage
- Reduced Earnings
Understanding Florida Premises Liability Law
Our personal injury lawyers are well-versed in all relevant state premises liability law. Florida generally follows a typical legal framework in these cases, meaning that property owners must maintain safe conditions for invitees and licensees of their property. To a lesser degree, they must even ensure their property is safe for trespassers.
In 2010, our state enacted specific laws when it comes to slip and falls caused by transitory foreign substances (an object in a place it doesn't belong). If you fell on such an object, our attorneys must prove that the owner had knowledge of the condition. This can be done by proving that the object was in a dangerous position for so long that it should have been taken care of or that the object was repeatedly placed in this dangerous area.
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In March of 2023, Governor Desantis signed House Bill (HB) 837, Civil Remedies. This led to many sweeping legal changes. Notably, injured victims in our state can no longer receive any financial compensation if they are determined to be 51% or more at fault for the accident.
This new law makes it more important than ever to retain proven attorneys. We have a longstanding track record in demonstrating that our clients were victims of property owner's negligence. Daniel D. Moody's consistent success has led to national media recognition such as a feature on NBC's Today Show.
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You Have a Hard Deadline Victims Have 2 Years to File
Statute of limitations laws set very strict time limits for when lawsuits must be filed by. For decades, personal injury victims in our state had four years to file suit. A 2023 change in law has reduced this time limit to just two years from the date of your slip and fall. Similarly, you have only two years from the date of your loved one's passing to file a wrongful death claim.
A Fall Accident Can Happen Anywhere
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.
Just as easily, slip-and-fall accidents can 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 & Effects Of Slip and Fall Accidents
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. A slip-and-fall accident can occur for any number of reasons, including:
- Unmarked hazards, such as a warning sign about a wet floor
- Misplaced or unsecured mats and rugs
- Appliance cords stretched across walkways
- Uneven tile or flooring
- Broken railings
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: