In Orlando, Kissimmee and Central Florida
What conditions can cause a slip and fall accident?
Slip and fall accidents are frequently caused by wet, unmaintained surfaces. Other causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Damaged or broken sidewalks or stairs
- Walking obstructions
- Inadequate lighting
- Missing or damaged stairway handrails
Who is responsible for damages in a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident is a premises liability issue. The owner or manager of a property has a legal obligation to keep that premises safe for all guests who spend time on the property. When a property owner is negligent in fulfilling these duties, he can be held responsible for any injuries you sustain.
What is the difference between an invitee and a licensee?
An invitee is anyone who enters a premises in response to a landowner’s invitation, either implied or expressed. You are an invitee if you are visiting a public place such as an airport, shopping mall, or a church, or if you are conducting business with the owner of a property.
A licensee is someone who has entered a property for their own purposes, and not to conduct business with a landowner. You are a licensee, for example, if you are a social guest.
Are the laws different for invitees and licensees?
All landowners have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for guests, both business and social. When you are involved in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, no matter what category of guest you were, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
What damages can I seek in a slip and fall claim?
You are entitled to seek compensation for all of the damages you sustain due to the slip and fall accident. This may include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
The aggressive attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. can help you determine the worth of your case during your initial consultation.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in or around Orlando, Florida, please contact the personal injury attorney, David Best today to schedule a free initial consultation.