Slip (or trip) and falls are grouped into the class of Personal Injury cases that revolve around Premises Liability. This occurs when a person loses their footing and is injured on someone else’s property. Personal injury law is largely based on the concept of negligence. In most premises liability cases, Florida law places the burden of proof to win a case on the plaintiff. Related - Common Issues in Proving Negligence in Personal Injury
What to do in a Premises Liability Case
Let’s say, for example, you slip and fall at the mall. It is up to you to prove that the mall knew, or should have known, that the hazardous condition existed, yet did nothing to warn you or rectify the hazard.
Your actions can affect your award. 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 possibly 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.
Suffering a Personal Injury can be devastating for a family. Know your rights and act quickly if you are injured. Contact the attorneys of The Ticktin Law Group for a free consultation to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (561) 232-2222 or complete our contact form here to get started.