Florida Slip and Fall Attorneys
We have all heard the jokes about slip and fall or trip and fall accidents: the mother who slipped and fell on the banana peel while shopping in the local grocery store; the elderly man who tripped on the uneven walkway or sidewalk while exiting the restaurant. For years, the insurance industry has made light of these accidents. The reality, however, is far more serious.
According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 8 million slip and fall accidents occur in the U.S. every year. Of those falls, more than 2 million result in moderate to severe bodily injuries and an estimated 19,000 deaths. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the U.S. every year. At the Fernandez Firm, our Florida slip and fall attorneys have been handling these types of cases for almost 25 years. We have won over $90 Million dollars in jury verdicts and settlements.
Please contact our Florida slip and fall attorneys today to learn if you can bring a legal claim at 1-800-222-8163. For an immediate consultation, click here for a free online case review.
Experienced Florida Slip and Fall Lawyers
Florida law requires private property owners and commercial businesses, such as restaurants, stores, apartment complexes, hospitals and nursing homes, to protect members of the public by maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition. Florida landowners must also correct dangerous conditions on their property and warn invitees of potential dangers to prevent injury.
At the Fernandez Firm, our slip and fall attorneys regularly litigate these complex personal injury claims representing clients all over the Sunshine State. When a property owner fails to make necessary repairs on their property, fails to put up warning sign of potential dangers or fails to inspect their property for potential hazards, rest assured our lawyers will work tirelessly help you recover the compensation you justly deserve. With millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements, our lawyers are well respected throughout Florida.
Florida Slip and Fall Lawyers with a Record of Success
At the Fernandez Firm, your case will be handled by experienced slip and fall lawyers familiar with process of investigating and prosecuting these challenging liability cases.
Once retained, our injury lawyers take a highly disciplined approach to investigating each premise liability case obtaining all relevant photographs and any surveillance footage of the incident scene before crucial evidence disappears or the area is repaired and forever changed. To support your negligence case and ensure success, we also will retain qualified engineering, architecture and building code experts to identify construction defects and Florida building code violations. Over the past 18 years, our legal knowledge and detailed investigation techniques has led to many six-figure recoveries for clients’ severely injured in slip and fall accidents.
Our expertise in this field includes, but is not limited to, claims involving the following types of dangerous conditions:
Florida Slip and Fall Law: Transitory Foreign Substances
In Florida, if a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance — such as a liquid, a food product or other temporary substance — in a business establishment, in order to bring a lawsuit, the injured person must prove that the business had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to correct it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing:
a. The dangerous condition existed for long enough that the business owner should have known it; or
b. The dangerous condition occurred with such regularity that it was foreseeable.
Premises liability cases are not easy in our state. If the slip and fall attorney you hire is unfamiliar with the specific legal requirements of these challenging cases and you lose, the premises owner may be entitled to seek reimbursement of their legal costs and attorney’s fees from you, the injured party.
Florida Slip & Fall Injury – Call Today!
To learn if you have a valid claim contact an experienced slip and fall injury attorney at our firm today at 1-800-222-8163. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to provide you with legal assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and your consultation is absolutely FREE.
At the Fernandez Firm, we don’t get paid unless we Win… and we want to win!