Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Boca Raton, Fl.
As a premise liability accident, a slip-and-fall injury occurs on another person's commercial or residential property due to the other person's negligence in properly maintaining or notifying people of potential trouble spots on the property. According to the law, a "slip and fall" refers to a personal injury case in which a person slips and falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else's property. Inside a building, dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs or a wet floor can cause you to slip and hurt yourself. Outside a building, you may slip and fall because of rain, ice, snow or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or a hard to see pothole in the ground. Regardless of where they happen, all property or building owners have a certain level of responsibility, or duty of care, to make sure an environment is safe.
By not putting up signs to let people know they could slip on a floor that's freshly mopped, not repairing an uneven walkway, and not replacing the dim light bulb lighting the stairs, for example, a property owner is showing carelessness and little regard for the safety of others. Anyone who suffers a slip-and-fall injury as a result of this carelessness can take legal action against the property owner and seek compensation for any personal injuries sustained.
The most common injuries that result from a slip and fall are:
- Back injuries
- Fractured or broken bones, including the hips, arms, ankles, and the tailbone
- Spinal injuries
- Bruising and soreness
Slip and fall injury claims in Boca Raton are governed under the negligence law. To win a premises liability claim, an injured victim must prove:
- The defendant created the hazard that lead to the accident, or
- The defendant knew or should have known about the danger and had it removed or repaired.
Every visitor to a public place expects a certain level of safety. When the owners of a property fail to meet that expectation, serious personal injury can result. Personal injury attorney George Kramer will see that these property owners take responsibility for their negligence and that you get the compensation you deserve for your slip and fall accident claim.