Slip and Falls

Florida Slip and Fall Lawyers

Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the U.S, and account for an estimated 16,000 deaths each year.  Some of the serious personal injuries that can result from a slip and fall accident include broken bones, head, neck and back injuries, and even spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries.  Generally, Florida law requires the owner or operator of the premises to keep it in reasonably safe condition or at least warn pedestrians of a dangerous condition which the owner or operator caused, knows about, or should know about.  If you’ve been injured due to a slip on a wet floor, a trip on uneven pavement, or a fall down a rickety stairway, the property owner or operator can be held liable for your damages, including your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or income, disability, and disfigurement.

The Florida personal injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP know how financially and emotionally devastating injuries from slip and falls can be for victims and their families, and are dedicated to helping our injured clients obtain the restitution they need to get their lives back on track.  If you or a loved one has been injured in slip and fall accident, we urge you to contact Gilman Law LLP.  Our Florida slip and fall lawyers can begin immediately protecting your legal rights and seeking the monetary compensation for your injuries that you deserve.

Florida Slip and Fall Lawsuits

For over 40 years, the Florida slip and fall lawyers at Gilman Law LLP have successfully represented people injured as a result of hazardous conditions, including:

  • Negligent security
  • Slippery floor, falling products, store accidents
  • Parks and recreation accidents
  • Parking lot pedestrian accidents
  • Unsafe stairs, stairwell accidents
  • Uneven pavement
  • Sidewalk injuries
  • Improper warnings about dangerous hole
  • Poorly maintained carpets and rugs that can cause unexpected trips and slips

To successfully file a slip and fall lawsuit in Florida, plaintiffs must be able to show that the business had actual or constructive knowledge of the condition. This can be achieved by showing either (1) that the dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or (2) that the condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.

In both cases, the victim of a slip and fall accident faces a high burden of proof.   Thus, if you or a loved one were the victim of a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP to ensure your legal rights are protected. Our Florida slip and fall lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury, and determine if you have a case.  They’ll work with top engineers and other safety experts to determine whether any violations of any law have occurred and what the defendant should have done to help prevent the accident.  Our expert legal team will also handle all settlement negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company, and won’t hesitate to take your slip and fall lawsuit to trial if necessary.

Legal Help for Florida Slip and Fall Victims

Like most states, Florida imposes a strict statute of limitations on slip and fall lawsuits.  To increase your odds of obtaining the full compensation the law allows, it’s vital you contact the experienced Florida slip and fall lawyers at Gilman Law LLP today.  With offices throughout Florida, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to answer all of your legal questions.  Please complete our online form or contact Gilman Law LLP at (888) 252-0084 for your free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our slip and fall attorneys today.