Category: Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall injuries can be very painful and have long-term ramifications.
Patrons expect to be in safe environments when frequenting restaurants and employees expect to also be safe at work. Fractures, sprains, lacerations or soft tissue injuries are just some of the injuries that can occur in slip-and-fall accidents.
Retailers and property owners have many responsibilities when it comes to their customers and employees.
Many Floridians frequent stores and restaurants at night; when doing so, they expect to be safe. However, inadequate lighting in parking lots and around establishments represents a potential hazard.
Slip and fall accidents have happened in many different places including big box stores such as Walmart, Target and Costco. To prove the store is responsible, the injured person must prove liability, negligence and responsibility or fault.
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident on a stairway, you may be entitled to sue and recover damages for your accident-related losses.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job annually; that translates into about 99 per week or more than 14 deaths every day.
Just after NBC2 raised concerns to the city of Cape Coral about the disrepair of the sidewalks on Cape Coral Parkway, contractors started pulling weeds and fixing pavers. Many benefits come from having sidewalks which include safety.
It has been more than a year and a half since the Florida slip and fall law was changed, June 30, 2016, and it still needs clarification.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or some other accident which implicates the possessor or owner of a particular parcel of property, then Florida law may entitle you to compensation for your injuries pursuant to premises liability principles.