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Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from grocery stores and shopping malls to restaurants, sidewalks, and private residences. These incidents can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord damage, leaving victims with severe physical and emotional damages, and financial burdens.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, the experienced slip and fall attorneys at Gerber Law can collect evidence to prove the liability of the defendants and pursue the largest possible compensation for you.

What is Slip and Fall Under Florida Premises Liability Law

Florida premises liability laws address the duty of care owed by property owners, managers, and occupiers to visitors and define the legal concepts of invitees, licensees, and trespassers in premises liability cases. Slip and fall accidents occur when an individual slips, trips, or falls on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or debris.

“Transitory foreign substance” is an important concept to be aware of. It typically refers to any foreign material or substance found on a surface, such as the floor, that is not supposed to be there. In legal contexts, particularly in premises liability cases like slip and fall accidents, it often refers to substances like water, oil, grease, or other slippery materials that may cause someone to slip and fall if not properly cleaned or addressed.

In these cases, property owners may be liable for the slip and fall injuries sustained by the accident victim if they fail to take reasonable steps to prevent such hazards or warn visitors about them. Florida law requires property owners to exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises and ensuring the safety of visitors. Property owners can be held accountable for any injuries resulting from their negligence in upholding their duty of care.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

Our Florida slip and fall attorneys can get you maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages if the following causes contributed to your accident:

  • Slippery Surfaces
  • Uneven Flooring
  • Poor Lighting
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Hazardous Conditions
  • Lack of Warning Signs
  • Negligent Security

Common Locations Where Slip and Fall Accidents Occur

Consult an experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer at Gerber Law if your accident occurred at any of the following establishments:

  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Shopping malls
  • Office buildings
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Sidewalks and pathways
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Hospitals and medical facilities
  • Public parks and recreational areas
  • Construction sites

Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Florida

At Gerber Law, we provide robust legal representation to clients with severe injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains)
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Knee injuries (ACL tears, meniscus tears)
  • Dislocated joints
  • Internal injuries

Speak with an experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer on West Palm Beach for a free consultation!

Talk to Gerber Law and Protect Yourself from Insurance Pitfalls

“You Don’t Need an Attorney”

The insurance adjuster may lead you to think that you don’t need a slip and fall accident lawyer. This strategy is frequently employed to encourage unsuspecting slip and fall accident victims to accept inadequate settlement offers that don’t cover their injuries and damages.

“They are Just Minor Accidents”

There is a common misperception that a slip and fall incident is minor. In reality, they can result in severe injuries like fractures, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries. Always speak to a slip and fall attorney to obtain knowledge about your damages.

“You Can Only Sue If You Fell”

Another lie an insurance company might tell you is that you can only pursue a claim if you physically fell. In truth, injuries can occur even if you manage to avoid a fall, such as twisting an ankle or straining your muscles to avoid slipping.

“You Can’t Sue for Weather-Related Falls”

While weather conditions like rain may contribute to slip and fall accidents, property owners must take reasonable measures to keep their premises safe, such as placing warning signs or mopping up wet floors.

Steps To Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

These steps can help you protect and strengthen your premises liability claim:

  • Get immediate medical attention at an emergency room, doctor’s office, or hospital to address any injuries sustained in the slip and fall accident. An experienced lawyer can use your medical bills and records to take legal action and seek compensation.
  • Report the incident to the property owner or manager and request an incident report.
  • Document the scene with photos or videos, noting hazardous conditions like uneven flooring or poor lighting.
  • Preserve evidence such as clothing worn during the accident and any medical records or bills.
  • Refrain from making statements to insurance representatives without consulting a personal injury attorney. 
  • Consult an experienced slip and fall accident attorney like Gerber Law to understand your legal options and hold the responsible party accountable.
  • Follow your healthcare provider’s treatment plan and recommendations for recovery.
  • Keep detailed records of all expenses related to your injuries for accurate compensation calculation.

Florida’s statute of limitations for slip and fall claims is two years from the date of the injury. Consult our slip and fall lawyers in Florida as early as possible to prevent the loss of your right to pursue compensation. 

How Gerber Law Proves Liability and Pursues Maximum Compensation in Florida Slip and Fall Cases

Gerber Law employs a strategic approach to prove the owner or manager had actual or constructive knowledge of the hazardous condition on their property.

  • Evidence Collection: You can count on us to gather evidence like photos, witness statements, and accident reports.
  • Property Inspection: Our team examines the property where the incident occurred for hazards or a dangerous condition such as wet floors or inadequate lighting.
  • Maintenance Records Review: We scrutinize maintenance logs to determine if the accident was because the property owner neglected appropriate safety measures.
  • Expert Analysis: Experts assess the property’s condition and identify any code violations or negligence.
  • Prior Incidents Check: We investigate past incidents to establish a pattern of negligence.
  • Case Building: Utilizing gathered evidence, we construct a strong case to prove negligence.
  • Legal Arguments: Our Florida premises liability lawyers leverage their deep understanding of applicable laws to demonstrate the property owner’s negligence.

Choose Gerber Law for Fair Settlement Offers for Your Slip and Fall Claim

The slip and fall lawyers at Gerber Law, led by experienced personal injury attorney Maria Gerber and her dedicated team, stand out for several key reasons, making us a formidable force in maximizing personal injury settlements across Florida.

Decades of Experience and Skill

With decades of combined experience in personal injury law, Maria Gerber and her team bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to every case. We have successfully handled a wide range of personal injury cases, demonstrating our ability to handle complex legal claims and advocate effectively for our clients. Count on us to collect evidence and prove the dangerous conditions on the property to ensure the guilty party is held liable.

Comprehensive Resources

At Gerber Law, we have a comprehensive network and ample resources. This allows us to take on the most powerful defendants and insurance companies. This extensive support bolsters our negotiating leverage and ensures that we have the tools necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.

Trial Preparedness

We approach each case with the mindset of being trial-ready from the start. Our dedicated focus on trial preparations, even during negotiations, sends a clear message to the opposition that we are fully prepared to take the case to court if necessary. This level of readiness strengthens our negotiating position and enhances our ability to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.

Achievements That Speak Volumes: Our Proven Track Record

With Gerber Law on your side, you can trust in our stellar record and proven ability to tackle challenging cases and fight for your rights.

  • $425,000 Recovered: For a client who fell on a defective staircase.
  • $250,000 Recovered: For a client who fell after colliding with a store employee.
  • $365,000 Recovered: For a slip and fall client who required knee surgery after falling in a large box retail store.
  • $185,000 Recovered: For a slip and fall in a restaurant parking lot.
  • $125,000 Recovered: For a slip and fall on an uneven sidewalk.

Choose a Top-Rated Florida Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Are you or a loved one struggling with the aftermath of a slip and fall accident? At Gerber Law, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that such incidents can have. Led by Maria Gerber, our founder and a former state prosecutor, our team is ready to provide you with the comprehensive legal support and representation you need to obtain maximum damages from the negligent parties. Don’t let your slip and fall injury dictate your future. Take action today by reaching out to Gerber Law for a free case evaluation. Call us at 941-484-2700 or fill out this online contact form.

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