Slips and falls may not seem like serious accidents because, a lot of times, a person does get up and they are simply sore for a couple of days. In other instances, the individual has taken such a serious fall that they have broken a bone, hit their head to the point a severe condition develops, or they have sustained another serious injury that results in high medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary losses.
Nonetheless, there have been recent changes in Florida by the Florida legislature that has had an adverse effect on the rights of those injured in slips and falls. This is one of the reasons why it is essential to have an experienced personal injury lawyer advocating for your rights. At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin, P.A., we have the resources to address slip and fall cases in an appropriate matter, proving the case so that you can receive a successful settlement.
Proving The Facts In Your Case
In your slip and fall case, your attorney will need to prove that your accident was the result of a dangerous condition that existed on the property and that the owner knew that the condition existed. A dangerous condition must present an unreasonable risk of harm to individuals on the property, and must be a condition that would not be anticipated by a reasonable person.
To prove property owner negligence, the attorney must show one the following:
- That the dangerous condition was caused by the property owner
- That the property owner had knowledge of the condition and failed to correct it
- That the condition existed for a period of time considered long enough for the owner to have discovered and corrected the issue prior to the accident
In order for the property owner to be liable for the slip and fall accident, it must be an accident that is determined as a foreseeable accident that the property owner simply didn’t prevent. For example, a liquid spills on the floor at a grocery store. The next day, it still hasn’t been cleaned up. This is a case where it could be argued that the accident was foreseeable.
Gathering All Evidence In Your Case
Your Florida personal injury lawyer will gather all of the evidence in your case shortly after the accident has occurred. Photographs of your injuries are considered evidence, as well as your medical records. Witnesses will be questioned and any videos can be used. If there was an accident report, that will be collected as well to use in your case. No stone will go unturned when gathering the facts so that they can be used to recover a fair settlement for you.
Contact Attorney Ronald M. Zakarin Regarding Personal Injury Matters
Slips and falls may not seem like serious accidents, but they can lead to serious injury and they are almost always the result of someone’s negligence. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by someone’s carelessness, you may be able to hold them liable for the financial damages done to you. To learn more about what the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin, P.A. can do for you, call 561-338-5297 to schedule a free consultation.