Slip and Falls
Orlando Slip and Falls Attorney Certified as Expert By The Florida Bar Answers FAQs
What to do if I fall?
- Determine what caused you to fall. If you do not know what caused you to fall chances are you are never be able to make a claim. If you are able, take photographs.
- Get the name and phone numbers of any witnesses.
- Notify store manager or personnel. If you fill out an incident report, take a photo of it.
- Seek medical treatment and document your injuries.
- Call First Choice Law at (321) 999-1111. We have extensive experience in slip and fall cases.
What if the substance if a clear liquid?
- Try to determine the source (i.e. leaking fridge; broken jar; etc.)
- Try to determine how long the substance has been there; for example, are there any foot prints or cart marks in the area?
Did I slip and fall or did I trip and fall?
Generally speaking, if you trip on an object, one falls forward. If you slip on a substance, one tends to fall backwards. This is not always the case but a general guideline.
What do I have to prove to win a slip and fall case?
You must prove that the owner or landlord of the property knew of the danger that caused you to fall or that he/she should have know of the danger that caused you to fall. If the substance or object or condition was the direct result of the business owner or their employees or the homeowner, that would be direct evidence that they knew of the dangerous condition. On the other hand, if the substance or the object or the condition was danger that was there for a sufficient period of time that the owner or landlord or homeowner should have known about it, then the evidence needs to support the length of time the danger existed.
If I fall in a rented property, who is responsible?
As a general principle, the renter is responsible for any danger they knew or should have know about it that caused injuries to a guest or an invitee, which is why it is always recommended that renters purchase rental liability insurance. There are exceptions; to learn about them, please call First Choice Law at (321)999-1111.
Can my behavior at the time of the fall negatively affect my slip and fall case?
Yes. Florida is known as a comparative negligent state. Thus, if your behavior caused or contributed to you falling and sustaining an injury, you could he held wholly and partially responsible for your own injuries depending upon your actions. Even if you are partially to blame, you might still recover a percentage of your damages. If you have this kind of case, call First Choice Law at (321)999-1111.
What type of damages can I recover if I am injured in a slip and fall?
You can recover all economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages. You can also recover non-economic losses such as pain and suffering.
Do I have to have a permanent injury to recover pain and suffering damages in a slip and fall case?
No. Unlike an automobile accident, you do not need to suffer a permanent injury to recover non-economic losses such as pain and suffering in a slip and fall case.
Contact Our Slip and Fall Lawyers in Orlando
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that that happened because of the negligence of another person or entity, call Jason Recksiedler or Caroline Fischer Espi at First Choice Law. We understand the complexity of slip and fall accidents and will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will answer all your questions and help you through this difficult time. We are available at 321-999-1111 and have a 24-hour answering service. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online form and we will contact you shortly.