Port Charlotte Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys
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Both public and private property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors. Failure to do so can result in serious accidents and/or injuries. If you slipped, tripped, or fell as a result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be able to bring a premises liability claim. These claims seek to recover compensation for injured victims and work to hold negligent property owners accountable.
At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., we understand the often complex and sensitive nature of these types of claims. Our Port Charlotte slip and fall accident attorneys understand that you may not wish to take legal action against a local shop owner, retail store, business, or neighbor. However, if you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall incident, you are likely facing steep medical bills, lost income from time taken off work to heal, and other losses. A personal injury claim can help you get back on your feet and move forward with your life.
Contact our office for a free initial consultation. Call (941) 960-7225 or use our online request form.
Proving Liability in Slip & Fall Cases
Not every slip and fall accident results in a premises liability claim. However, if a property owner has acted negligently and this negligence leads to the accident and/or your injuries, you will likely be able to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses. One of the most crucial aspects of bringing a claim, therefore, is proving liability. Establishing that a property owner has acted negligently and failed in his or her duty to keep the property reasonably safe is the most common method of proving liability.
In order to show that a property owner failed his/her duty to keep his/her property reasonably safe, you must show that:
- A dangerous condition existed
- The property owner knew of or should have known of the condition’s existence
- The property owner failed to take reasonable steps to fix or address the condition or warn visitors of its existence
- The failure of the property owner to take these steps resulted in your injuries
For example, if a bottle of clear liquid falls off of a store shelf and breaks, leaving a pool of liquid, the manager or an employee must set out visible caution signs near or around the area. The manager or employee must then clean up the liquid in a reasonably timely manner. If an employee sees the spilled liquid but does not do anything to warn customers or clean up the spill and someone slips and falls as a result, the owner of the property may be held liable.
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Many people are hesitant to pursue slip and fall injury claims. However, these types of accidents can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, head and brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and more. This can, in turn, result in extensive and costly medical care, lost wages from time taken off work, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our Port Charlotte slip and fall lawyers can help you pursue the just compensation you are owed. We are experienced trial attorneys who truly care about our clients and our local community. Our firm serves injured individuals in Port Charlotte, North Port, Englewood, and throughout the surrounding areas.
Call us at (941) 960-7225 or submit an online contact form today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.