Florida Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

A slip and fall can happen at any time. If it occurs on someone else’s property due to the owner’s or manager’s negligence, you may be able to sue for damages. If this is the case, you’ll need a reliable Florida slip and fall lawyer by your side.

The Eltringham Law Group has considerable experience with Florida’s personal injury laws and slip and fall cases. Let our expertise be the difference in your claim against a business or property owner. Contact us today to begin your case.

Where Do Slip & Fall Accidents Occur?

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, but there are certain locations in Florida where they are more likely to happen. These include:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Malls
  • Government buildings
  • Parking lots/garages
  • Museums
  • Sidewalks
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Retail stores
  • Public parks
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Airports
  • Amusement parks

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Some common reasons why a slip and fall may occur include:

  • Wet floors
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Loose guardrails
  • Broken steps
  • Loose floorboards
  • Loose cables and wires
  • Ice or snow on the stairs or pavement
  • Broken escalators
  • Debris in the pathway
  • Failure to warn visitors about a dangerous condition

Can I Sue a Business for A Slip and Fall?

Yes, you can sue a business for a slip and fall, but to be compensated, you will have to establish negligence. Negligence can be established on the four following elements:

  • A duty of care existed: First, you will have to establish that the owner had a duty of care to the victim. For example, a property owner or management company has a duty of care to keep walkways free of debris so visitors don’t fall.
  • The duty of care was breached: For instance, if there was debris on the floor for hours before a person slipped on it, management should have been aware of it, and they should have cleaned it up. Not doing so would be considered a breach.
  • The breach directly caused your injury: You will need to establish that the failure to act was directly related to your injury. It’s wise to get medical care after a slip and fall occurs to be safe. The medical record will serve as evidence that the accident was tied to the injury.
  • The injury led to damages: The final step of proving negligence for a slip and fall will be showing your injury led to lost wages, medical expenses, emotional pain, suffering, or another loss.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Occurs

Several steps you can take after a slip and fall occurs will help you build a stronger case for your claim. These include:

  • Take pictures: If you feel well enough, take pictures of the area where the incident occurred and your injuries.
  • Get witness information: If anyone saw the incident occur, take down their contact information. They may be able to testify on your behalf.
  • Notify the property owner or manager: Let responsible parties know about the incident.
  • Get medical attention: Seeing a doctor right away will help prove that the incident caused your injuries. If you don’t see a doctor, at-fault parties may try to say your injuries were not tied to the accident.

Compensation Available for a Slip and Fall

The compensation a Florida slip and fall lawyer can help you pursue varies. A settlement may include:

  • Lost wages: This will cover any wages lost due to taking time off work to recover from your injuries.
  • Loss of earning potential: if you are badly injured, you may no longer be able to perform your current job duties, or you may be unable to go back to work. At-fault parties may be responsible for any discrepancy in income.
  • Medical expenses: This covers medical care needed directly after the accident and ongoing care to cover things like prescriptions, rehabs, disability equipment, etc.
  • Emotional pain and suffering: It can be difficult to put a monetary value on emotional damages but your Florida slip and fall attorney will come up with a fair number.

Call a Florida Slip and Fall Attorney at Eltringham Law Group

If you are suing a business for your slip and fall, you are likely going up against a powerful legal team. You need a reputable Florida slip and fall lawyer on your side.

The Eltringham Law Group has years of experience dealing with personal injury claims. We know Florida’s laws and the tactics defendants will use to discredit your case. We are not intimidated by big business lawyers — you’re our focus.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact Eltringham Law Group. We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us today for us to handle your legal needs.

Slip and Fall Case FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a Florida slip and fall lawyer?

Most slip and fall lawyers will work on a contingency basis. We won’t ask for anything upfront and are paid only if we win your claim.

What is the statute of limitations on a slip and fall claim in Florida?

You will have four years in Florida to file for damages after a slip and fall occurs. The clock starts ticking on the day the incident happens.

How long does it take to settle a slip and fall claim?

It’s impossible to say how long it will take to settle a slip and fall claim. Several unknown factors may prolong the process, including how much negotiating is needed, how long it takes to gather evidence, and whether the case ends up going to court.

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I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!

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I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

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I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

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