Vero Beach Slip & Fall
Vero Beach Slip & Fall Attorneys
A slip and fall in a hotel lobby, grocery store or restaurant is more than just embarrassing. It is often very painful and sometimes quite serious. Slip and fall victims have received back, neck and head injuries that resulted in permanent damage, as well as broken bones, disfiguring facial injuries, and painful sprains and muscle tears that take months to heal and require intensive rehabilitation. At Lulich Attorneys & Consultants, we understand the pain and difficulty of recovering from a slip and fall injury. We also know how to pursue these complicated cases and recover maximum compensation from negligent property owners who are responsible for the accident due to the way they managed the premises. If you have been hurt on somebody else’s dangerous property in Vero Beach, contact our office for a free consultation about any legal claims you may have.
Facts about Florida Premises Liability Law
Florida property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition for members of the public who are lawfully on the premises. Property owners are liable for hazards they created if they do not fix them or warn the public about the danger. Additionally, owners can be liable for dangerous conditions created by others, such as when a drink is spilled on the floor, water is tracked in from outside, or merchandise is dropped in the aisle. In these situations, property owners may be liable for a resulting accident if the owner either knew about the condition or should have known about it but failed to provide a warning or remedy the situation in a reasonable amount of time.
Slip and Fall Cases are Complex
Slip and fall cases may seem difficult to win, since the injury victim must be able to prove that the condition existed for an unreasonably long time before the accident. When the danger is a transitory foreign substance, like a spilled liquid, it can be difficult to show how long the spill was present and that it should have been cleaned up before the accident occurred. In other cases, the property owner may claim the danger was obvious and that the accident victim would not have been injured had he or she been paying attention. Pinning the blame for a slip and fall on the victim can result in the victim receiving little or no compensation, despite the property owner’s own negligence.
At Lulich Attorneys & Consultants, we take all necessary steps to fully investigate a slip and fall accident and reveal the facts that prove the property owner’s liability. Often this requires us to obtain security camera footage, interview witnesses and employees, or hire accident reconstructionists or industry experts who can testify about reasonably-expected inspection and cleaning routines. We prepare a strong case in order to negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company, or take your case to court if necessary to get you the justice you deserve.
Help is Available after a Slip and Fall in Vero Beach
For help after a serious slip and fall accident in Vero Beach, contact the experienced and dedicated Florida premises liability lawyers at Lulich Attorneys & Consultants at 772-774-7771. Your call is free, and there is no fee until we win your case.