Tallahassee Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Tallahassee or the surrounding areas, our experienced Tallahassee slip and fall lawyers can protect your rights and pursue significant compensation on your behalf. We have been protecting you and your family since 1979. Call us today at 850-446-2725 to learn how we can help you and your family. 

Florida property owners are liable for injuries when they fail to maintain safe premises or warn visitors about dangerous conditions. When you suffer an injury because of a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.  

We have recovered over $2 billion in compensation for injured accident victims. Our results are no accident. They come about through our commitment to putting clients first and helping those who need it most. We win through caring, understanding, and hard work. Contact us today for a free case review, and let team Farah go to work for you. 

Why Hire Our Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Tallahassee?

Injuries from a fall can lead to lifelong pain and disability. Property owners and their insurance companies are quick to blame accident victims or accuse them of exaggerating their injuries to avoid paying fair compensation. A knowledgeable slip and fall accident lawyer can pinpoint the cause of your fall, prove how severely you were injured, and hold the negligent property owner accountable. 

When you choose Farah & Farah, we will put our 45 years of experience to work for you. You will receive caring, individualized attention from our small Tallahassee personal injury law office while benefiting from our large law firm’s skills, knowledge, and resources. Regardless of the size of the business where you fell, we are unafraid to fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. We have the financial resources to stand up to large corporations and win. 

Our attorneys work together as a team to ensure the best possible outcome. You can count on us to be there when you need us most. We will answer your calls, advise you of your rights, and even coordinate your medical care. 

We Consistently Get Outstanding Results for Our Clients

Our $2 billion in successful case results include numerous settlements and verdicts in slip and fall cases that truly made a difference for our clients, such as the following: 

  • $750,000 for a client who slipped and fell because of a puddle of water at a large retailer 
  • $460,000 for an 80-year-old who fell because of water leaking from a fast-food restaurant bathroom 
  • $450,000 for a client who slipped and fell at a fast food restaurant and needed back surgery 
  • $350,000 for a client who fell due to a known water leak at a major retailer 
  • $198,000 for a woman who broke her ankle when she slipped on water from a leaky faucet in a breakroom 
  • $130,000 for a man who broke his arm in a trip and fall that happened when his pants got caught on a broken parking stop at a fast food restaurant 

Testimonials From Our Satisfied Clients

We do what we do to make a difference for clients whose lives were irreparably changed through no fault of their own. It means everything to us when clients send us unsolicited feedback telling us how much we helped them. Below are just a couple of the five-star reviews we regularly receive:

“I would like to post a review for Erika Brenneman. She is by far the most compassionate, friendly, outgoing attorney I've ever met in my entire life. She's like talking to a friend and makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I have retained a number of attorneys for several different reasons over the past 40 years, and I've never run across somebody so personable as Erika. She goes above and beyond. She responds extremely fast or has her assistant respond to any little question. Don't ever be afraid to ask her anything, She has an immediate answer or will find an answer to your question. I highly recommend Erika and her firm for all your needs that she can provide for you. You will never find a better attorney, in my opinion.”

“I’ve had a great experience with this law firm, and not enough can be said for how helpful they’ve been to me. Kind and courteous, quick responses to any problem I’ve had, and thorough, dedicated management of my case. Definitely a go-to law firm to consider!”

You Have a Right To Enjoy Safe Conditions of Property According to Florida Law

Whether you enter a property as a visitor, customer, or vendor, you have a right to expect it to be free of hazardous conditions that could cause you to slip and fall. Property owners are legally required to monitor their property for hazards and either address them or post conspicuous warnings.  

If you slip and fall on a property because the owner or staff failed to maintain safe conditions, you have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit. 

Does Florida Law Protect Trespassers From Negligent Property Owners?

Property owners are not liable for harm from slips and falls caused by ordinary negligence when the trespasser is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, Florida Statutes § 768.075 provides some protection for trespassers regardless of whether they are under the influence depending on whether the company discovers them on the property: 

“To avoid liability to undiscovered trespassers, a person or organization owning or controlling an interest in real property must refrain from intentional misconduct that proximately causes injury to the undiscovered trespasser, but has no duty to warn of dangerous conditions.” 

If the owner discovered the trespasser during the 24 hours immediately preceding the accident, it must warn the trespasser of dangerous conditions and avoid harming the trespasser intentionally or through gross negligence. 

Florida law defines gross negligence as conduct that is “so reckless or wanting in care that it constituted a conscious disregard or indifference to the life, safety, or rights of persons exposed to such conduct.” 

For example, an owner may be liable if they set a trap that injures a trespasser. 

Proving a Property Owner Was Negligent

To recover compensation for injuries from a slip and fall, you must prove the property owner’s negligence caused your fall. To meet this burden, you will need evidence showing you fell because of a dangerous condition on the property that the owner or staff knew or should have known about.  

When a property owner knows about a dangerous condition, the law holds the owner liable for having actual knowledge of the condition. However, if the owner is unaware of the dangerous condition because they failed to adequately monitor or inspect the property, state law still holds the owner liable. This is known as constructive knowledge. Under Florida Statutes § 768.0755

“If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.”

Signs of a Negligent Property Owner

Negligent property owners don’t prioritize safety, and it often shows in the condition of their property. You may notice the following dangerous conditions on such a property: 

  • Trip hazards, such as clutter or cords in walkways 
  • Poorly maintained parking lots with crumbling or broken asphalt or parking stops 
  • Damaged sidewalks 
  • Burned-out light bulbs and poor lighting 
  • Loose or broken floor tiles 
  • Torn or bunched-up carpets or rugs  
  • Leaky faucets or pipes causing wet floors 
  • Mopped floors without wet floor signs 

When we handle your slip and fall claim, we will visit the accident site and note the property’s condition to determine whether the owner was negligent. The results of this investigation can refute claims that you caused your injuries. 

You May Be Entitled to Substantial Damages for Your Slip and Fall Injuries

The damages available in a slip and fall case include economic and non-economic damages, such as the following: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages 
  • Loss of career 
  • Future medical bills 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 

You may also qualify for punitive damages if you have clear and convincing evidence of intentional misconduct or gross negligence by the owner or staff. 

Types of Slip and Fall Cases We Handle

We handle virtually every type of slip and fall claim, including slips and falls on government property, at business establishments, and even in the workplace. One of our Tallahassee attorneys, Erika Leigh Brenneman, can help you pursue compensation through workers’ compensation, a lawsuit, or both, depending on who is responsible for your slip and fall accident. The most common causes of slips and falls that we have seen in all settings include the following: 

  • Wet or slippery floors 
  • Trip hazards 
  • Broken or uneven pavement 
  • Parking lots potholes 
  • Inadequate lighting 
  • Falling merchandise 
  • Broken, chipped, or warped floor tiles 
  • Floor mats and rugs not properly secured 
  • Damaged sidewalks 

Unfortunately, slip and fall cases are all too common. According to the Florida Health Department, 27 people died in fall-related accidents in Leon County in 2022, and 285 people died in Leon County slips and falls during the decade from 2013 through 2022. Elderly adults have the highest risk of slips and falls. 

“We have lawyers who specialize in slip and fall cases, and we’d be honored to handle your claim.”​

Khalil Farah, Attorney ​

Filing Your Tallahassee Slip and Fall Claim

We must gather evidence supporting your claim before we can file your slip and fall lawsuit. In personal injury cases, the plaintiff has the burden of proof. We will do all the hard work for you, but if you have already obtained evidence, provide it during your initial consultation.  

The most important evidence in a slip and fall case includes the following: 

  • Witness statements 
  • Video footage of the accident 
  • An incident report the business completed 
  • Your medical records 
  • Photographs of the hazard that caused your accident 

It is crucial to contact our attorneys as soon as possible after your accident to ensure we have access to the evidence before it disappears.  

We will also need enough time to prepare your case before the slip and fall statute of limitations expires. According to the statute of limitations, you must file your claim within two years of the accident. If you do not file on time, the court will dismiss your claim, and you will lose your chance to recover compensation for your injuries. We are committed to filing your case on time. 

Get Help With Your Slip and Fall Claim Today

Our knowledgeable Tallahassee slip and fall lawyers are dedicated to recovering the highest award possible for your claim. With over 45 years of experience and $2 billion in compensation recovered, you can count on us to build a strong case to recover the compensation you deserve. We charge no upfront fees, and you only pay if we win.  

Experience makes all the difference. Put ours to work for you. Call us today at 850-446-2725 to schedule your free consultation. 

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You & Your Family Since 1979

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