Regrettably, sometime in a person’s life they will likely suffer a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. A slip and fall or trip and fall are basically the same type of personal injury case which we call Premises Liability matters. If the accident is not your fault, there may be a claim against an establishment where the accident occurred. Whether it happened at a store, office building, restaurant, gas station, parking lot, etc., if some other party was at least partially responsible for your injuries, there may be a case to recover damages. Some other common locales where these types of accident occur also include pools, escalators and elevators.
The legal question then becomes, was there a dangerous condition that the property owner knew or should have known about before your slip or trip and fall? All property owners owe a duty of care to the general public using their premises to maintain it in a safe condition. Some reasons why these do occur are based upon: improper lighting, damaged floors, uneven/cracked pavements, wet or slippery surfaces, torn, damaged and or bunched up carpeting or floor mats, debris and or garbage in the walkways, damaged hand rails, etc. If these issues were not obvious to you before the accident, they may be considered hidden dangerous conditions.
For instance, were there warning signs, safety cones and or tape marking off a restricted area? Was an announcement made about a clean up on a particular store aisle? If not, and the business knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, you may be able to recover damages for medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering in front of a jury should they not wish to settle the case!
Evan and his legal team have over 25 years of experience dealing with various premise cases. Each client’s case requires special attention to detail. We therefore use investigators and or experts when necessary to help us determine liability. That includes obtaining reports, witness statements, photographs and or video. Plus our office can help refer you to the right doctors to treat your injuries. Since The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. handles Premise Liability cases on a contingency basis, there are no attorney’s fees or costs unless there is a recover. So why don’t you contact us today for a free case evaluation, toll free (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968), (844) 411 KING (411-5464), (954) 227-7529, text (954) 998-0075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A.
The Coral Springs Professional Campus
5421 N. University Drive, Suite #102
Coral Springs, FL 33067-4638
Phone: (954) 227-7529
Fax: (954) 227-1243
Text: (954) 998-0075
Toll Free: (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968)
Toll Free: (844) 411 KING (411-5464)