I Slipped and Fell at a Grocery Store in Florida
Slip and falls happen every day at grocery stores such as Publix, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc. According to NFSI, over 1 million people visit the emergency room every year because of slip and falls. These falls may be the result of wet floors or some other dangerous condition. In this unfortunate situation, our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorney understands that people often fail to realize that they have legal rights to sue under Florida law. Under Florida law, accident victims can sue the grocery store under a theory of negligence defined in Florida Statute 768.0755.
The law requires that if someone slips and falls in a grocery store on a foreign substance, they must prove that the store had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and that they should have fixed the problem. You may be wondering what is exactly is “actual” and “constructive” knowledge. Actual knowledge is simply that the store was aware of the dangerous condition that caused or fall or created the condition. On the other side, constructive knowledge means that the store was not aware of the dangerous condition but should have been if they were acting like a reasonably prudent store owner. To prove constructive knowledge, Florida law states that it can be shown by circumstantial evidence in the following ways:
- The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition;
- The condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable; or
- Employees in close proximity to the condition prior to your fall.
This is the law in Florida and it applies to all slip and falls in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County and all throughout the State. As you can see by the law, slip and fall cases are much more complex than car accident claims, which makes it even more important to call a personal injury lawyer immediately.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slips, trips and falls can cause serious injuries that require you to seek medical attention and continuing medical treatment. These visits to the emergency room, orthopedic, chiropractor, and physical therapist can be costly and require you take time off work. Injuries we typically see after slip and falls are the following:
- Hip Fractures
- Head Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Sprain and Fractures
- Shoulder and Arm Injuries
- Knee tears and injuries
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a slip and fall call a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorney near me as soon as possible to speak with an attorney at no cost. The first step in receiving the compensation you deserve is picking up the phone and calling Workman Injury Law at 954.361.3997.
Do You Need a Slip & Fall Lawyer?
People often think that they can only sue for a slip and fall if they went to the hospital right after it happened. This is not true, because due to adrenaline, injury symptoms do not arise until a couple hours or days later.
Grocery stores and business establishments have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable. Upon suffering injuries due to a slip and fall, contact an attorney immediately to determine if you have a case. Here at Workman Injury Law, we will evaluate your case, assist in getting you the treatment you need, gather evidence, and establish liability. We treat your case with the personalized attention it deserves, and continuously fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our goal is to make the recovery process go as smoothly as possibly while you treat for injuries. Upon full treatment, we will send out a demand letter to the insurance company for the store and negotiation on your behalf. If we are unable to agree upon a fair settlement, we will file a lawsuit to help you get compensated. We will fight for you to get maximum compensation for the following:
- Hospital & Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Costs
- Lost Wages/Future Earnings
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Emotional Distress
- Pain and Suffering
Contact a Florida Slip & Fall Lawyer
At Workman Injury Law, we know how stressful and overwhelming a slip & fall can be on your life. Our job is to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and help you get back on your feet. We only represent injured individuals and we will stand by your side every step of the way. Slip and fall attorney Devon Workman has handled hundreds of slip and fall cases and know what is needed to get you the best possible settlement. If you have been injured as a result of a slip & fall in a grocery store or business, call 954.361.3997 or fill out our online contact form to speak with Florida personal injury lawyer Devon Workman at no cost.