When visiting a store, business, or park, we expect to remain safe and not be subjected to dangerous conditions that might cause an accident. Under premises liability law, a property owner bears responsibility for maintaining safe conditions and can be considered negligent if a wet floor or other hazard causes an accident on the premises. Slips, trips, and other mishaps can cause serious and even fatal injuries. If you or a family member have been a victim of a property owner's negligence, you may benefit from the help of an experienced slip and fall lawyer. Our Daytona Beach-area attorneys handle these and many other personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless a settlement or jury award is attained. Contact us today for a free consultation and review of your case.
About Premises Liability
According to the law, property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe for all visitors, employees, and customers. If someone suffers an injury on property that has not been properly maintained, a premises liability claim against the owner or occupant can be filed. Our premises liability attorneys have handled a number of these types of personal injury cases, resulting from a variety of causes.
Tips for Accident Victims
If you are injured in a slip or trip and fall, the first thing to do is seek medical help, and notify the property owner or manager as soon as possible. If you can, take photos of any obvious hazards that may have caused your fall and get the contact information of any witnesses. f you have suffered a significant injury, it is best to discuss it with a lawyer before you talk to any insurance representatives who attempt to contact you. Insurance adjustors' goal is to save the company money by minimizing your claim. They never have your best interests in mind.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are one of the most common property liability cases. People may fall because of cracks in sidewalks, loose floor mats, uneven floors, or broken steps. Debris or liquids on the floor may cause people to slip, and poor lighting on stairs can cause accidents. A property owner or occupant may be found liable if it can be proven that he or she caused or knew about the condition and did not correct it or provide adequate warnings.
Our slip and fall attorneys are strong advocates for all of our clients. We work diligently to ensure that victims of negligent property owners or occupants receive reasonable and fair compensation for their losses. Damages may include current and future medical bills and lost wages. Other compensation can be awarded for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and overall diminished quality of life.
Contact Our Attorneys
Unsafe property conditions can cause life-long injury and even death. If you or a loved one have been a victim of negligence by a property owner or occupant, contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau today to schedule a free consultation.