What to Know about Slip and Fall Accidents

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples & Nearby Southwest Florida

Posted: August 29, 2018

Like all personal injury cases, slip and fall accidents can be complicated. At their most basic level, they involve a trip or slip that results in an injury. But there are many questions that arise after that initial accident. Below, we have provided an overview of the basic information that you need to know if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident.

Where can slip and fall accidents happen?

Slip and fall accidents can happen at almost any location where a landowner or resident fails in their responsibility to protect others from dangerous property conditions. The duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions or to warn visitors of any safety threats or else be held liable is known as premises liability.

Slip and fall accidents can occur at a variety of locations, including:

  • Wet floor sign warning about a slip and fall accidentPrivate homes
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Offices
  • Malls and department stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Rental properties
  • Private and public sidewalks
  • Public places

How can these accidents affect you?

A slip and fall accident can place a huge burden on your life. These accidents can result in serious injuries such as back and neck injuries or broken bones. Even minor injuries can have a negative impact on your ability to perform your daily activities.

Slip and fall accidents may cause you to:

  • Suffer from injuries
  • Experience a lengthy recovery time
  • Lose your earning capacity or income
  • Struggle with medical and physical therapy bills
  • Experience pain and suffering

Who is at fault?

In slip and fall accidents, fault typically falls on negligent parties. If someone is negligent, they have acted or failed to act in a reasonable manner, thus allowing a potentially dangerous situation to exist. In most cases, the property owner or another responsible party should have known about a dangerous condition if it could have been discovered and addressed by a reasonably careful person in a similar situation.

The potential at-fault parties in a slip and fall accident can include:

  • Property owners
  • Tenants
  • Business owners
  • Cities and municipalities

Our lawyers have experience successfully determining fault in slip and fall accidents and obtaining compensation for our clients. We know how to sift through the details of your case to find the negligent party or parties responsible for your fall. This is because our attorneys choose to focus exclusively on injury and accident cases.

Why should you contact an experienced slip and fall attorney?

At The Kelleher Firm, we know that this can be a difficult and uncertain time in your life. Unexpected injuries are impossible to prepare for and hard to deal with, especially if they are the result of someone else’s negligence. Our attorneys understand the struggles that you are facing, which is why we offer a complimentary, no-obligation consultation to determine your ability to pursue compensation. You also do not owe us anything unless we are able to obtain compensation for you in your case.

Contact The Keller Firm Today

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in South Florida, please call 833-546-3675 today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. We proudly represent clients from Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, and other local communities.