Gainesville, FL Slip & Fall
We know how difficult life after a slip and fall injury can be — emotionally, physically, and financially. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At Morgan & Morgan, we recognize that the price for pain is infinite. That’s why you can count on us to fight for full and fair compensation for your slip and fall injury. You deserve justice.
You have valuable legal rights which may make you eligible for financial compensation if your slip and fall accident was caused by a negligent property owner. You may be able to file a slip and fall lawsuit against the property owner whose negligence was the cause of your accident. Slip and fall accident victims can recover compensation from the property owner that may cover medical bills, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering.
Learn more about your legal rights when you fill out our free, no-obligation case review form.
Florida Premises Liability Law
A slip and fall lawsuit involves the larger issue of premises liability law, which requires property owners to maintain safe grounds for visitors.
To have a valid slip and fall case, we must be able to prove that the property owner didn’t act as a reasonable property owner would. Sometimes when a slip and fall accident occurs, it is because the property owner was negligent and failed to maintain the property or adequately warn of any dangers on it.
Under Florida law, a person injured in a slip and fall accident must meet two requirements to have a valid premises liability claim:
- The property owner had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition or should have reasonably known through the use of due care that the dangerous condition existed; and
- The injured victim was unaware of the dangerous condition.
Common Slip and Fall Hazards
In Florida, property owners are commonly found negligent in slip and fall cases for failing to repair or warn of the following hazards:
- A wet or slippery floor
- A sudden dip or rise in the floor level
- Unmarked hazards
- Equipment or material left on the ground
- Holes in the ground (potholes)
- Unsafe staircases
You can count on our Gainesville attorneys to fight on your behalf to protect your rights as a slip and fall victim. Acting quickly following a slip and fall accident can be vital to protecting your rights. An immediate investigation can help establish liability for the accident and determine whether insurance coverage applies.
Contact Our Gainesville Slip & Fall Attorneys
Those responsible for your injury should be held accountable. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Morgan & Morgan’s Gainesville office today. Hiring an attorney can give you your best chance at getting the compensation you deserve.
When you hire Morgan & Morgan, we’ll make sure to fight for full and fair compensation. With more than 600 attorneys, we have the resources to take on the biggest bullies in America, and we have a proven track record with over $7 billion recovered for our clients.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us immediately to learn more about your legal options. Because we operate on a contingency-fee model, there are no upfront costs or expensive hourly fees. We only get paid if we win for you.