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Florida Slip and Fall Attorneys​

Slip and fall accidents are unexpected and can arise anywhere—at a shopping center, your workplace, or a parking lot. Depending on the severity of your fall, you may suffer from fractures, sprains, strains, or a traumatic brain injury. Your medical costs may add up quickly, and you could need extensive ongoing therapy to regain your mobility. Our experienced Florida slip-and-fall lawyers at Farah & Farah can fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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No one expects a slip and fall accident to disrupt their life. However, your world can change forever the moment you fall and break a bone, injure your knee, or hit your head on hard concrete. You may need ongoing medical care, including surgery, physical therapy, and medication to ease the chronic pain. 

Florida law requires property owners to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, free from hazards for visitors. Often, the property owner could have prevented your accident if only they had taken this responsibility seriously.  

The property owners’ insurance companies often try different tactics to avoid paying you the money needed for your current and future care. The Florida slip and fall lawyers at Farah & Farah will fight back against these schemes with tried and true strategies to hold the responsible parties accountable for your losses. Contact us today at (877) 245-6707 to schedule a free consultation.

Benefits Of Hiring A Slip And Fall Attorney

Insurance companies’ priority is their bottom line. They try to limit their liability from slip-and-fall accidents and avoid paying you what they deserve. Thus, hiring a Florida slip and fall attorney from Farah & Farah is crucial. Our extensive experience fighting for other personal injury victims makes us uniquely positioned to take on powerful corporations and insurance companies and protect you from them.  

We’ve proudly helped clients recover from accidents since 1979, resulting in billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys take a personalized approach with every client. We know that no two cases are the same, and we use our considerable resources to prove your claim and obtain the justice you deserve. And we won’t hesitate to take your case to the courtroom if a negligent party isn’t willing to provide fair compensation. 

Here’s what you can expect when you hire a Florida slip-and-fall lawyer from Farah & Farah. 

Customized Legal Advice 

We begin every case with a free consultation, which helps us understand your accident and the other party’s deficiency in ensuring the safety of their property. Once we get the facts, we’ll provide you with your legal options, which may include a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. 

Build Your Case 

We’ll thoroughly investigate your case before taking legal action against the responsible party. Our investigation will include assembling evidence, such as video footage and copies of your medical records. We’ll ensure we have the documentation necessary to prove the property owner’s negligence. 

Negotiate a Fair Settlement 

Many personal injury lawsuits result in a settlement rather than going through a lengthy court battle. If the responsible party offers a settlement, we’ll work to negotiate an adequate amount to cover your financial needs arising from the accident.  

Take Your Claim to Court 

If a property owner or insurance company is unwilling to provide you with the fair compensation you deserve, we won’t hesitate to take the lawsuit to a courtroom. The Florida slip-and-fall lawyers at Farah & Farah will handle the entire legal process from end to end, including proper filing and representing you during the judicial process.

What To Expect From Our Attorneys During Your Slip and Fall Accident Case

The skilled attorneys at Farah & Farah take a comprehensive approach to all our slip and fall cases. We take every step possible to limit your financial losses following an accident so you can focus on your recovery without worrying about money for medical bills and lost wages.  

Some of the services you can expect from a Florida slip-and-fall injury lawyer at Farah & Farah include the following: 

  • Locating a qualified doctor who can treat your injuries and provide a complete medical assessment 
  • Investigating the accident scene, including review of any video footage and interviews with witnesses 
  • Analyzing the circumstances of your accident and identifying the liable parties. 
  • Determining all sources of available compensation for your injuries. 
  • Gathering evidence to build the strongest case 
  • Negotiating with medical providers to get your medical bills paid. 
  • Reviewing and evaluating the damages you can claim, including past and future medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering 
  • Negotiating a settlement with insurers and opposing parties for the compensation you deserve 
  • Filing all paperwork with insurers and the courts 
  • Representing you in all necessary court proceedings 

Here’s what our prior clients have to say about their experience with Farah & Farah:

“You changed my life. I have faith in the system when it comes to things like this now. You don’t know what it means to me.”

Where Can Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?

A slip-and-fall accident can occur anywhere, but places with lots of foot traffic may present more significant risks. Many property owners are large corporations and businesses. They are usually insured by big insurance companies that seek to avoid paying fair compensation. The attorneys at Farah & Farah are well-versed in protecting our clients’ interests and deflecting aggressive insurance company strategies.  

Grocery Stores 

Grocery stores stock their shelves with liquids and other substances that can easily spill, especially if other customers and workers aren’t careful. Owners and employees must act swiftly to clean up spills and debris from their floors. If they don’t properly care for their areas and a client slips and hurts themselves, they may be liable for damages.  

Public Restrooms 

A public restroom sees lots of foot traffic. Property owners must ensure the bathroom is safe for visitors and regularly check it for spills and debris. Failing to stay on top of maintenance can result in a disastrous slip and fall accident with long-term consequences for the victim. 

Restaurants, Bars, and Nightclubs 

Waitstaff, bartenders, and managers must ensure that the restaurants, bars, or nightclubs they work in are reasonably safe for visitors. If a staff member or visitor spills food or drinks within the facility, employees must take quick action to clean it up. Failure to do so may result in a preventable accident they’re responsible for. 

Florida Theme Parks 

There are dozens of theme parks throughout Florida, many of which welcome thousands of daily visitors. Ensuring that all park areas are safe for employees, visitors, and others is a full-time task requiring diligence and regular monitoring. If you experience a fall at a Florida theme park, seeking an attorney’s assistance is crucial, as insurance companies will work aggressively to protect themselves from liability. 

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slips and falls aren’t arbitrary. They usually result from careless actions or inaction that harm an unsuspecting victim. Some potential causes of slip and fall accidents include: 

  • Poor lighting 
  • Debris or liquid spills 
  • Obstructions in the walkway, such as a wire or cord 
  • Broken or unsecured handrails 
  • Unrepaired or uneven flooring 
  • Broken pavement or potholes 
  • Products that impede store walkways 

Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

If we prove that your slip and fall accident was due to someone else’s carelessness, you may receive compensation for your losses. Typically, compensation falls into two different categories: economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages include identifiable costs from your accident, including the following:  

  • Hospital and physician visits 
  • Physical and occupational therapy 
  • Diagnostic tests, including X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans 
  • Surgery 
  • Medications 
  • Lost wages or income 

Non-economic damages compensate for the harder-to-quantify impacts on your life. They are subjective and may include pain and suffering or emotional anguish related to the incident. The Farah & Farah slip and fall law firm in Florida will help determine the appropriate compensation for your claim.  

The property owner’s insurance policy may impact the damages you’re eligible for and the type of claim you must file. If your damages exceed the amount available through the property owner’s insurance coverage, it may be necessary to file suit against the property owner themselves.

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Filing a Slip and Fall Claim in Florida

To hold someone responsible for your injuries in a slip and fall accident, you’ll need evidence to support your claim. It’s a good idea to start thinking about the evidence available in your case soon after the accident occurs. Some forms of evidence that you may have include: 

Witness Statements 

If anyone witnessed your accident, ask them to provide you with their contact information, especially if you’re in a public place with strangers around you. For instance, if your fall occurs in a grocery store, you could ask fellow shoppers who saw your accident for their name and phone number. Their statements can provide additional insight into the circumstances of the incident. 

Video Footage 

Many public spaces have security cameras that monitor open areas. Following an accident, look around to spot any cameras. They may be in corners of a room or placed in a public space’s entry and exit areas.  

Incident Reports 

Some public spaces, including large stores, restaurants, and theme parks, may require personnel to complete an incident report immediately after an accident. You can request a copy of the incident report for your records. 

Medical Records 

Once you seek medical attention for injuries sustained in a slip and fall incident, the physicians will begin compiling details about your condition. Ask for copies of their medical statements and keep a record of all the medical bills you receive. 

Photographs 

Immediately following an accident that involves debris or a liquid spill, employees will likely clean it up to avoid additional incidents. If you have your smartphone, consider photographing the area to document the hazards that led to your fall.

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case?

Proving negligence in a Florida slip and fall case starts with establishing the relationship between you and the property owner. For places generally open to the public, such as retail stores, property owners and businesses must maintain safe premises for anyone to visit. However, property owners generally don’t owe a duty to trespassers on the premises without consent, although exceptions exist.  

Another aspect crucial to slip and fall cases is comparative fault. Under Florida law, you cannot claim compensation if you are 51 percent or more to blame for your accident. You may seek compensation if you are less than 51 percent at fault. However, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your share of the blame.  Thus, if the opposition can prove that your actions somehow contributed to the accident, a court may reduce your damage award. For example, if you were texting a friend when you haphazardly slipped on a banana peel, a court may decide your inattention directly contributed to the accident. They could limit the amount you can collect.  

A Florida slip and fall accident lawyer can review the circumstances of your case to establish a duty of care and consider whether comparative fault may apply.

Get More Information About Slip and Fall Cases

According to data compiled by the National Floor Safety Institute, approximately 21 percent of hospital visits occur due to slip and fall accidents, making them the primary cause of emergency room visits. Of people who experience slips and falls, broken bones are the most common type of injury. 

People older than 65 are more susceptible to severe injuries from slips and falls. In fact, falls are the leading cause of death among individuals over 65, and approximately 25 percent of older adults report experiencing a fall each year.  

Given the prevalence of slips and falls, it’s critical to understand what to do if you or a loved one experiences an accident. Check out our additional resources for answers to common questions regarding slips and falls: 

Farah & Farah's Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Help

The skilled legal team at Farah & Farah has extensive experience handling slip and fall claims throughout Florida. Some of our case results include: 

  • $198,000 for a woman who suffered a broken ankle in a fall on water from a leaky faucet in a break room. 
  • $350,000 for a client who suffered neck and back injuries in a fall caused by an ongoing, known water leak at a major retailer. 
  • $460,000 for an 80-year-old client who slipped and fell on water leaking from a fast-food restaurant bathroom and suffered a head injury. 
  • $750,000 for a client who slipped and fell in a puddle of water at a large retail supercenter. 

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t pay a penny for our services unless we win your case. We also offer no-obligation, free case evaluations, so there’s no harm in learning your legal alternatives. Call us today at (877) 245-6707 to schedule your appointment, or complete our online intake form, and we’ll contact you to discuss your situation.

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