Florida Slip & Fall Attorney

Insurance companies have a wide range of strategies to try and limit, or even completely refuse to pay, the amount of compensation slip and fall victims are due.  

Our slip and fall accident attorney at Fenderson Law Firm has plenty of experience in dealing with insurance companies at every stage of the negligence claim process. We're aware of the ploys these companies use and will leverage strong evidence and our legal knowledge to do everything we can to secure your best outcome. 

When hazardous conditions are present on someone else's property, property owners must be held accountable. Our Florida slip and fall attorney is here to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our law firm today to set up a free case evaluation. With office locations in Jacksonville and Orlando, we help personal injury clients across North and Central Florida and throughout the state.  

Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents 

At Fenderson Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact a slip and fall accident can have on your life. These accidents can occur suddenly and lead to severe injuries, including fractures, sprains, broken bones, and head trauma. 

Slip and fall accidents occur when a person slips, trips, or stumbles due to unsafe conditions on a property. These dangerous conditions can include: 

  • Wet or greasy floors: Spills, leaks, or recently mopped floors left unattended can often cause serious accidents. 

  • Uneven surfaces: Poor maintenance that leads to cracked sidewalks, uneven flooring, or hidden steps can result in nasty falls. 

  • Loose carpeting or rugs: Mats and carpets that are not secured properly are common tripping hazards. 

  • Poor lighting: Inadequate lighting in hallways, staircases, and parking lots can prevent individuals from seeing obstacles. 

  • Cluttered walkways: Objects and debris left in walking paths pose a risk of tripping. 

Pursuing Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries 

If you've suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. At Fenderson Law Firm, we work diligently to ensure you receive just recompense, which can include: 

  • Medical expenses: Costs for doctor visits, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and future medical needs arising from your injury. 

  • Lost wages: Compensation for the income lost from being unable to work as well as potential future earnings. 

  • Pain and suffering: Monetary relief for the physical discomfort and emotional distress experienced due to the accident. 

  • Punitive damages: In cases of extreme negligence, additional damages may be awarded to discourage similar actions in the future. 

We have the knowledge and experience to pursue fair compensation for your slip and fall injuries. Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and holding negligent property owners accountable. Let us help you obtain the full recovery you are entitled to.  

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Proving Liability in Slip and Fall Cases 

If you can't prove whose negligence led to your injuries, you can't recover damages, so establishing liability is essential to filing your slip and fall claim. To do so, we'll need to demonstrate the following: 

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. Property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for visitors, tenants, and customers. 

  1. The property owner breached their duty of care. A breach occurs when the property owner fails to address or warn visitors about hazardous conditions on their premises. To prove this, we may gather evidence such as maintenance records, witness statements, and photographs of the accident scene. 

  1. The breach caused your injuries. We must prove that the hazardous condition directly led to your accident and resulting injuries. We can demonstrate this by gathering evidence, such as surveillance footage. 

  1. You suffered damages due to the accident. Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all examples of compensable damages in slip and fall cases. Evidence for this includes medical records, pay stubs, and testimony from medical experts. 

Our experienced premises liability attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to gather evidence to support each element of liability. We understand how defense lawyers may try to deny or minimize claims, and we'll be prepared to counter these tactics to protect your right to receive fair compensation.  

Comparative Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases 

Even if you bear partial fault in your slip and fall accident, Florida's comparative negligence system allows you to recover compensation. Your eligible damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.  

For instance, say you slipped and fell on spilled merchandise at a grocery store. The owner is found liable because they failed to warn you with appropriate signage, but you are deemed 20% at fault because surveillance footage showed you looking at your phone before you fell, proving you weren't paying attention to your surroundings.  

In this case, if your total damages are $10,000, you could still recover $8,000 (i.e., $10,000 minus 20%).  

However, if the court determines that you are more than 50% responsible for your particular accident, you may not be able to receive any compensation. Our attorney has extensive experience in performing full evaluations of premises liability cases to argue the property owner's full degree of fault and fight for your right to fair compensation.  

Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Claims 

In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a slip and fall claim typically is four years from the date of the accident, as per Florida Statutes Section 95.11. Failure to file within this period may result in losing your right to seek compensation. It's important to consult with an attorney promptly to explore any exceptions and make sure your claim is filed on time. 

If you're in or near Orlando or Jacksonville, Florida, schedule a free consultation with Fenderson Law Firm to learn about your legal options and get skilled representation for your slip and fall case. We've successfully represented clients throughout the communities of Pensacola, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Ocala, Panama City, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Deltona, Largo, and beyond.

Slip and Fall Attorney Serving Clients Across Florida 

At Fenderson Law Firm, our dedicated team provides compassionate and tenacious representation for victims of slip and fall accidents throughout North and Central Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a slip and fall incident, reach out for a free consultation. We are committed to helping you pursue justice and the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.