Florida Personal Injury Premise Liability Tips
Suffering a personal injury can be devastating for a family. It is important to know your rights and act quickly if you or someone you know gets injured. Slip and falls are just one type of personal injury a person can suffer. This is similar to a “trip and fall,” except that the distinction is in the movement that occurs during the injury. Generally, a slip and fall occurs any time a person loses their footing, falls, and is injured on another person’s property. Slip and falls are grouped into the class of personal injury cases that revolve around premise liability.
In most premises liability cases, Florida law places the burden of proof to win a case on the plaintiff. That means if you slip and fall at the mall, for example, you must prove that the mall knew or should have known that the hazardous condition existed and did nothing to warn you or rectify the hazard. If you suffer a personal injury, there are various remedies that you can seek if you win your case. These include: medical costs, lost wages, compensation for permanent disability and emotional distress and possible punitive damages.
Further, it is extremely crucial that you gather as much evidence as you can to support your slip and fall case. All witnesses should be documented and the incident should be reported to a manager. If there is a report made, make sure you obtain a copy. Photographs of the accident scene are great evidence as well. Finally, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible and call an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney to guide you as you seek compensation for your injuries.
If you have suffered from a personal injury contact the attorneys of The Ticktin Law Group for a free consultation to help you get the compensation you deserve.