Slippery When Wet: How to Handle a Slip & Fall Injury

A slip and fall injury is one of the most common types of personal injury in Boca Raton, and leave hundreds of individuals and families with physical and financial burdens.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident in a public place, you may be eligible for financial compensation for the damages caused. Contacting a Boca Raton personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident can help you begin building a solid case for financial restitution.

Slippery When Wet

Proving Liability

The most critical aspect of a slip and fall injury case is proving liability. In order for you to receive compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove that the owner of the establishment is liable.

First, you must establish that the owner of an establishment had a duty to keep his or her property free from known hazards. This is easy to do in cases where the establishment is public and designed for use by patrons, like a grocery store or a restaurant. However, it can be more challenging in cases where the property was private.

Proving Negligence

The second thing you must be able to prove in a slip and fall case is negligence. It must be shown that the owner’s negligent or careless actions directly caused the incident.

For example, negligence can be proven when it is clear that a reasonable person would have been able to identify the hazard and would have removed it, thus preventing the incident from occurring. Another way negligence is proven is when the owner of a property actually causes the accident, such as by leaving an obstacle in the path of customers.

Contacting an Attorney

The most important thing you can do after being involved in a slip and fall accident is contact a personal injury lawyer. Don’t assume that you don’t have a case just because a “slippery when wet” sign was present. Whether there was a sign or not, you may still have a case.

Contact an experienced attorney to discuss the facts surrounding the incident and to learn more about the legal options you have available to you.

Get The Help & Resources You Deserve

If you or someone you know experienced an injury as the result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or any motor vehicle accident, seek a medical evaluation for the possibility of a brain or spinal injury.

At Glotzer & Kobren, we have the skills and experience to assist you with your slip and fall injury claim. We can help you get the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case, click here or contact Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. personal injury attorneys at 561-361-8677. We are here to help!

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