HOW CAN ATTORNEYS PROVE THE PROPERTY OWNER WAS NEGLIGENT AFTER A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT?
Property owners are not automatically held liable when people slip and fall on their property. In order to hold a property owner liable for your injuries, your attorneys will need to prove one of the following:
- Either the property owner or one of his workers created the unsafe condition that caused your fall.
- The property owner and/or his employees were aware unsafe conditions existed, but did nothing to fix it.
- The property owner and/or his employees were not aware of the unsafe condition, but should have been aware of it because a “reasonable” property owner would have been.
The last one is the most difficult to prove, as it can be challenging to determine what a reasonable property owner would and would not have been aware of. However, an attorney who has experience representing clients in slip and fall cases will have the legal knowledge to help you win the settlement you deserve for your injuries.
EXPERIENCED ORLANDO LAWYERS CAN PROVE A PROPERTY OWNER VIOLATED THE LAW
Sometimes negligence can be proven simply by showing that a property owner was in violation of the law. If, for example, you slip or trip on stairs that are without railings, you may file a personal injury lawsuit based on a building code violation. Property owners may also be liable if they create a hazard that causes an injury or if they know of a hazard but fail to fix it. For example, if there is a puddle of water on the floor that causes a slip and fall accident, the property could be held responsible if he knew the wet floor created a dangerous condition. If you or someone in your family is suffering from a slip and fall injury that was caused by a negligent property owner, seek representation from one of the top slip and fall attorneys in Orlando, Florida.
THE KNOWLEDGEABLE TEAM AT HORST LAW FIRM CAN FIGHT FOR YOU IN CASES INVOLVING COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE
In some slip and fall cases, the property owner is not the only one who is found to be liable. Florida’s comparative negligence law states if a victim is found to be partially liable in causing the slip and fall accident, he or she will not receive the full amount of compensation. For example, if you are walking in a grocery store and slip on a puddle of water because you are distracted by your cell phone or not paying attention to the caution signs, a jury could find that you are 30% liable for the injuries you suffered. If you were going to be awarded $10,000 in compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering, you will lose 30% of this because you were found to be 30% liable. Comparative negligence laws are complex, so you will need an experienced lawyer who can fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement for your injuries.
WHY DO YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY IN A SLIP AND FALL CASE?
When you retain the help of Robert J. Horst he can swiftly launch an investigation and begin compiling evidence and questioning witnesses on your behalf. Let Robert J. Horst handle your slip and fall lawsuit and all of the negotiations with insurance companies and their attorneys. Robert J. Horst will review your case to determine what caused the accident. Then, he will aggressively fight to recover damages to pay for expenses you incurred as a result of your injuries.
SEEK LEGAL REPRESENTATION FROM ONE OF THE TOP ORLANDO LAW FIRMS
When you need an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to help you file a claim and win compensation, you’ll want an attorney who offers sound legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances and needs. Robert J. Horst represents slip and fall injury victims seeking justice in the Orlando area, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Winter Park, and throughout central Florida. Besides slip and fall accidents, Robert J. Horst also handles cases involving motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites. Please contact Robert J. Horst at (407) 601-3999 or fill out the online intake form here on our website to schedule a free consultation. During the consultation, you will get the chance to ask questions and receive legal advice from a personal injury lawyer in our office. If you have been injured by a property owner’s negligence in the greater Orlando area, don’t waste anymore time–make the call.