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You might not associate a slip and fall with serious injuries, but the reality is that these incidents can change our lives in the blink of an eye. An unexpected fall can result in fractures, broken bones, and other serious, permanent consequences.

If your fall was caused by the negligence of another party, it is critical that you seek legal assistance immediately. Our Orlando slip and fall lawyers at Angel Law Firm, PL can assist you in situations where you have been injured as a result of a foreign substance on the floor, defective construction, poor maintenance, or any other scenario where hazardous conditions resulted in your fall. We can help you explore your legal options, including pursuing a personal injury claim to cover your damages.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, call (407) 337-8799 or contact us online to discuss your options with us. We offer our legal services in English and Spanish.

What To Do Immediately After a Slip and Fall Accident in Florida

A slip and fall accident can occur in a private or public place. Your first instinct might be to leave the scene, as a wipeout can be embarrassing. However, it is important that you remain at the incident site to gather evidence and file an official report.

If you believe you may have suffered serious medical injuries as a result of the fall, do not hesitate to call 911 and summon emergency responders. Should you not need immediate medical attention, take a moment to evaluate the incident site and attempt to determine what caused the fall. If at all possible, try and take photos of the problematic elements (such as a broken handrail or slick surface). Be sure to exchange contact information with anyone who witnessed the fall, as their testimony could be important in an ensuing personal injury claim.

Next, find out who owns or manages the property where the fall occurred. Ideally, you should do this before leaving. Once you have located them, explain what occurred and request to file an official report. Many commercial properties will have policies and procedures in place for these incidents. Smaller operations and private properties may not. Insist upon filing some sort of written report (and keep a copy for yourself). Should no reports option be available, you can instead procure an email or mailing address and send your own report detailing what happened.

Be careful about speaking to any insurance company representatives, including those from your own company. If you intend to pursue a personal injury claim in a slip and fall accident, you should consult with an experienced lawyer before making any recorded statements to an insurance adjuster.

How Slip and Fall Claims Are Decided in Florida

You have up to 4 years from the date of a slip and fall accident to file a personal injury claim. Florida courts will generally not hear any claims pursued any later.

Florida operates under “pure comparative negligence” rules when adjudicating slip and fall incidents. This involves determining each party’s level of responsibility in contributing to the accident and assigning them a corresponding percentage of the blame.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining reasonably safe conditions for both public and private facilities. In order to be found liable for a slip and fall incident, a claim will generally need to demonstrate that the property owner should have known about the dangerous condition that led to the accident and taken reasonable steps to prevent the condition.

The property owner’s legal representation will likely argue that you share some responsibility for the incident. They may claim that you were in an area you were not supposed to be, that you were not paying attention to your surroundings, or that the hazardous condition was clearly marked and that you consequently failed to exercise reasonable care. Our Orlando slip and fall attorneys can review the facts of what happened and anticipate the arguments that the defendant’s counsel may pursue.

The percentage of blame you are assigned in a slip and fall case will decide the amount of damages that you can recover. If the maximum possible damages amount is set at $100,000, and you are determined to only be 30% at fault, that means you can collect up to 70% of the total.

What You Can Recover in a Florida Slip and Fall Claim

You are entitled to recover damages if a property owner’s negligence led to an avoidable slip and fall accident. You can potentially recover damages for any medical bills, lost income, physical and emotional suffering, and any permanent disabilities. You may also be able to recover damages for any property that was damaged as a result of the fall, such as your watch, phone, or contents of your handbag.

Our Orlando slip and fall lawyers at Angel Law Firm, PL can work to recover maximum damages. We have an extensive knowledge of Florida personal injury law and will do everything possible to get you the fair compensation that you need to recover.

Learn more about your rights in a slip and fall incident by scheduling a free initial consultation with our team. Call (407) 329-7711 or contact us online today!

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