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Sebastian Slip and Fall Attorneys

Listen to this personal message from Steven Lulich about Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall

If you fall in a grocery store, or anywhere else where you are an invitee, winning the case depends on whether the floor was slippery or whether there was a structural defect. Was there a sign indicating that it was wet? If there was substance on the floor such as water, ice cream, broken stairs or a hole in sidewalk, how long was the substance or defect there? A long time? Then it may not be too difficult to prove negligence.

What should you do if you slip and fall?

  1. Immediately file a written incident report with the owner.
  2. Immediately file a written incident report with the owner.
  3. Take photos of the place3. Immediately seek medical attention.
  4. Seek advice of an attorney.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents:

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents: Our team has seen numerous occasions where people have slip and fell in businesses, public locations, and even private homes. The most common type of hazards includes:

  1. Parking lot potholes
  2. Poorly constructed stair cases
  3. Unmarked wet spots
  4. Uneven flooring
  5. Cluttered floors
  6. Loose mats
  7. Defective sidewalks

To prove a slip & fall claim:

The Florida Law provides requirements that must be proven to have a slip and fall claim. These requirements are made by the Florida legislature and set out in Florida Statute 768.0755. They include:

  • The property owner caused the dangerous condition
  • The property owner was aware of the dangerous condition
  • There was substantial time that a reasonable person should have discovered and fixed the dangerous problem

Statics on Slip and Fall Accidents:

Slip and Fall Accidents are much more serious than expected. According to National Safety Council, falls are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

  • Over 31,000 people have died from a fall in 2014 in residences.
  • 47,000 were injured from a fall in 2014
  • 600 people died from a fall in workplaces in 2014

What type of Compensation can I receive?

The type of compensation varies on a case-by-case scenario. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  1. Medical bills and expenses
  2. Pain and Suffering
  3. Lost Wages
  4. Emotional Distress
  5. Wrongful Death

Why should I hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

We know how to fight the insurance agencies and we can make sure you are protected! Our 30-year reputation of going against the insurance companies gives us an advantage in negotiating slip and fall cases. So often, insurance companies bully individuals who have been injured and are without an attorney.

 5 Slip and Fall Prevention Tips:

A few tips to keep in mind in order to avoid a slip and fall accident:

  1. Clean up spills immediately
  2. Cover cable or cords in walkway areas
  3. Inspect ladders before use
  4. Make sure you have adequate lighting
  5. Place safety signs when necessary

Slip and Fall Accidents are one of the most common liability claims. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall, contact an experienced lawyer at Lulich Attorneys & Consultants. If you have been injured in Palm Bay, Sebastian, or Vero Beach, call us for a Free Consultation!

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