Slip and fall accidents cause very serious injuries, or even death, and can be incredibly costly to treat. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of a property owner, you should consult with a Boynton Beach slip and fall lawyer to discuss filing an injury claim. An experienced injury lawyer can assist in preparing you for what to expect and compile evidence on your behalf.
Slip & Fall Accident Claims
Property owners, managers, and lessees have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises or provide fair warning to residents, customers or patrons of potentially dangerous or harmful conditions. If you are injured or suffer loss because of a property owner’s negligence, call the Boynton Beach slip and fall lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo now to see if you have a premises liability claim.
The following conditions commonly cause slip and fall accidents:
- Standing water from rain, spilled liquids or food, faulty drainage
- Slippery or sticky floors/stairs
- Uneven or damaged walkways
- Poorly maintained walkways, stairs or floors
- Tripping hazards with no warning signage
Injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents can be life-changing and devastating: traumatic brain injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injury, paralysis, fractured/broken bones and lacerations are examples of common slip/trip and fall injuries. Some of these injuries are catastrophic and can result in high medical expenses and long-term consequences.
How Do I Prove Liability?
In recent years, Florida legislation has actually placed a greater burden of proof upon the slip and fall victim, requiring the injured party to prove not just that a slip and fall occurred, but that the defendant in the case knew about the conditions that caused the accident. Alternatively, you must prove that the defendant knew of recurring dangerous conditions and therefore should have known that a slip and fall accident was possible.
Meeting this burden of proof is indeed burdensome, but our experienced lawyers are here to help. We put all of our years of experience and knowledge to work in your case. Each case is unique, but proving a slip and fall case may involve utilizing the followings evidence and other items:
- Witness statements
- Medical records
- Maintenance records
- Surveillance video
- Emergency responder records/statements
Contact a Boynton Beach Slip & Fall Lawyer at Kogan & DiSalvo Today
If you have been injured or suffered loss due to a slip and fall accident, you may suffer from a significant financial loss in addition to the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
The Boynton Beach slip and fall lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo have successfully recovered compensation in such claims for over two decades. When you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, do not gamble with your long-term well-being, call us now at (561) 375-9500 to discuss your case.