Fort Myers Slip & Fall Attorney
A slip and fall is an accident type that can take you by surprise, and can have one of many possible outcomes. Indeed, many people who slip and fall have a little chuckle after the shock, startled by their own clumsiness. And often, slip and fall injuries are not serious.
However, slip and fall accidents can be more severe in some cases, even leading to serious injury and death. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident that has left you with harm and financial losses, you may have a premises liability claim. Our Fort Myers slip & fall attorneys at the office of HD Law Partners can help you explore your legal options.
Slip and Falls Are the Result of Dangerous Conditions
Sure, maladroit tendencies can cause a slip and fall accident, but mostof the time, slip and falls are the result of dangerous conditions. Examples of dangerous conditions that may contribute to or cause a slip and fall accident include:
- Torn carpet;
- Objects in walking areas;
- Loose wires or cords;
- Wet or slippery walking areas;
- Broken stairs;
- Lack of handrails;
- Broken/defective elevators and escalators;
- Depressions in walking areas; and
Liability for a Slip and Fall Accident
If a slip and fall happens on your own property due to your own negligence, you unfortunately won’t have anyone to hold liable for your losses. However, if your slip and fall accident occurs on the property of another, you may be able to bring forth a successful claim for damages. In order to do so, you will need to establish that the owner of the property where the accident occurred breached the standard of care owed to you. The standard of care owed by property owners to those who enter the property lawfully is to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition and to remedy any known hazards within a reasonable amount of time. A defense that a property owner might make is that, even if a hazard existed, they either a) did not know of the hazard, or b) did not have enough time to remedy it.
How Our Fort Myers Slip and Fall Lawyers Can Help
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you can count on our Fort Myers legal team to provide you with the quality of representation you deserve. We will assist you by:
- Proving the existence of a dangerous condition;
- Proving that the property owner knew or should have known of the condition;
- Proving that the condition went unremedied;
- Proving that you had the legal right to be on the property at the time of your accident;
- Proving causation – that is, that your accident would not have occurred but for the dangerous condition; and
- Proving damages.
Call Our Fort Myers Law Office Today
We know that something as surprising and seemingly insignificant as a slip and fall can leave a person with serious injuries. If you’ve been harmed, we can help. Please call our slip and fall lawyers in Fort Myers for a free consultation about your case. We are here to serve you.