If you or a loved one sustained injuries or was killed in a slip and fall, you know just how serious a fall accident can be. Unfortunately, slips and trips are very common and more than 1 million people throughout the United States visit an emergency room each year with injuries caused by slip and falls.
A slip and fall injury can be expensive to treat and very painful, while a death caused by a slip and fall can cause financial hardship and grief for family members left behind. If a property owner or renter was responsible for conditions that led to the slip and fall, it is important to be aware that Florida law allows injured victims to obtain compensation from this responsible party. A West Palm Beach slip and fall accident lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help injured victims take legal action and recover the money they deserve.
Many different hazards can result in a slip and fall injury occurring. For example, some of the top reasons for slips and trips include:
Many of these conditions are considered hazardous conditions. Property owners are expected to either warn of hazardous conditions on their premises or to fix or repair those conditions. While individual homeowner’s have these obligations only for dangerous conditions they know about (or reasonably should know about), owners of commercial or public spaces must inspect their properties regularly to ensure there are no dangers.
If a property owner fails to fulfill his legal obligations to visitors and a guest on the property falls, then the owner is to blame and can be held legally responsible for losses.
If you or a loved one was hurt and the property owner or renter is to blame, you have the right to be fully compensated for all losses. A West Palm Beach slip and fall accident lawyer can help you to make a claim for medical bills and costs; lost income; pain and suffering; or wrongful death damages. You’ll need to prove that the property owner had an obligation to you and breached it in order to be compensated.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our West Palm Beach slip and fall accident lawyers can work to help you get the evidence you need to build a strong case. Our attorneys can also help you to negotiate an out-of-court settlement to collect fall compensation or can present your case in court to a judge or a jury.
To learn more and for help with your case, give our West Palm Beach slip and fall accident attorneys a call or contact us online today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.