Slip & Falls
One of the most common types of accidents that people can experience is a slip and fall. Although these incidents may seem minor at first, suffering a fall can lead to severe injuries like broken bones and head trauma. Every time you step foot inside a store, restaurant, or other business establishment, you are at the mercy of the premises owner, who may or may not have maintained the property in a safe condition. Fortunately, Florida law recognizes that property owners owe a duty to their guests to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe. They can generally be held liable for any injuries that you suffer as a result of their failure to meet this standard. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our injury lawyers have represented many slip and fall victims in the Naples area. We are prepared to help you seek the compensation that you deserve.Proving the Liability of a Negligent Property Owner
According to Florida law, most property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors about any dangerous conditions that may not be readily apparent. The extent of the duty that the property owner owes to the guest depends on the reason that the guest is on the property. When considering a premises liability claim, therefore, it is critical to discern the scope of duty that applied to the property owner in your case.
Many businesses are generally open to the public. As a result, the law imposes a high standard of care on these property owners, requiring them to correct any dangerous conditions or warn about a dangerous condition of which they are aware or reasonably should be aware. These property owners must also guard against any third-party crimes that are foreseeable. A private party who invites social guests to his or her property also falls within this standard. When it comes to uninvited guests or trespassers, the law only requires a property owner to refrain from creating any willful or wanton injuries through traps or other dangerous conditions.
After showing that the defendant owed you a duty of care and failed to act according to that duty, the plaintiff is required to draw a causal link connecting the hazard on the premises to his or her injuries. He or she also must submit evidence supporting the amount of money that is being sought in the lawsuit. Slip and falls can lead to some severe and devastating injuries that have a permanent physical impact on a victim, like spinal cord damage, broken bones, and even head trauma. If you are unable to return to work due to permanent injuries, the defendant may also be required to compensate you for your loss of future earning capacity. It is critical that you see a medical professional promptly to determine the nature and extent of your harm.Seek Legal Guidance after a Slip and Fall in the Naples Area
People who have been hurt in a slip and fall or another preventable event in Naples or the surrounding cities, such as a car accident, may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam Baron have helped many South Florida residents seek the compensation they deserve from a negligent property owner. We also serve accident victims in cities such as Coral Springs, Miami, and Tamarac, as well as other areas of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Contact us online or call us at any of our three regional locations to set up a free consultation. We can be reached in Broward County at (954) 247-4878, in Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, and in Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.