Gainesville Slip and Fall Accidents
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Slip, Trip and Fall Attorneys in Gainesville, Florida
A slip and fall accident occurs as a result of negligence on the part of property owners. Unsafe or dangerous conditions on public or private property can lead to personal injury, and could require costly medical care. Even what seems like a simple fall now can lead to lifelong complications further down the road, including the worst case scenario of a wrongful death. The Slip, Trip and Fall Attorneys at The Eberst Law Firm in Gainesville can help you receive the compensation you deserve for the negligence of property owners.
Proving negligence is the most important part of a legal case resulting from a slip and fall accident. You must prove the following three things:
You had the right to be on the property
Public property, such as sidewalks and city parks, is available for all to use, and is easy to prove your right to be on it in court. You are in the right to be on private property, such as retail businesses, if you’re being there does not violate a law or ordinance.
The owner was responsible for the unsafe conditions on the property
Some accidents are simply accidents. For example, if you are in a store, and a jar of liquid falls off a shelf and breaks causing you to slip and fall immediately, this is not considered negligence as the employees and owner did not have time to react and address the problem. However, if an employee was aware of the spill and failed to clean it up or provide a warning, the property owner may be liable for your slip and fall.
The owner’s failure to act on the unsafe conditions is what caused your injury
Slips, Trips and Falls can result from a variety of conditions that the property owner is responsible for. These can include:
- Rugs and carpets that are torn or improperly secured
- Floorboards that are loose, broken, or otherwise structurally unsound
- Wet, slick, or oily floors that have no warning signs posted
- Extension cords that are loose or improperly secured
- Uneven or broken sidewalks
- Damaged or broken steps and thresholds
- Other hazardous conditions
Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident
In the event of a slip and fall accident, the property owner’s insurance company is the one who will receive your claim. In most cases, their insurance company will attempt to settle for less than what you deserve. It is critical to work with attorneys experienced in slip and fall cases to ensure you receive an appropriate settlement. If a property owner’s negligence results in an injury to yourself or a loved one, you are entitled to restitution for the injury. With the help of our attorneys, you can recover compensation for:
- Any incurred medical expenses resulting from your injury such as hospital bills and physical therapy.
- Lost wages for any missed work days due to your injury.
- Pain and suffering as a result of your injury.
Experienced Slip, Trip and Fall Attorneys in Gainesville
You have a right to hold a negligent property owner accountable for your injuries if you or a loved one was injured on their property. Contact the Eberst Law Firm online or call our Gainesville office at 772-225-4900 to discuss your case in a free consultation with one of our experienced Gainesville slip and fall attorneys.