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Mark J. Leeds P.A.
Main Office Ft. Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Slip & Fall Accidents (Premise Liability)
Florida Personal Injury Lawyer – “Slip and Fall” or Premise Liability
Florida law protects individuals against premise liability accidents, sometimes called “slip and fall” accidents or “trip and fall” accidents, by requiring Florida property owners to reasonably provide for the safety of those who have reason to be on the property, often for the conducting of business. This means that if a property owner knows about a dangerous situation on the Florida property, or could realistically be expected to have known, and an injury occurs due to the unsafe situation, the property owner could be liable. If you have suffered an injury due to an unsafe property situation in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner. Florida personal injury lawyer Mark J. Leeds has a wealth of experience in dealing with premise liability accidents and can review your case to determine if you might be eligible for remuneration for your injuries.
Contact a Premise Liability Attorney Quickly If You “Slip and Fall”
Of all personal injury accidents that can occur, premise liability or slip and fall accidents can often require the quickest action because the accident “scene” can be so quickly altered by a property owner hoping to avoid liability. For example, if you have tripped over carpeting that was not properly tacked down and sustained an injury, the property owner could have had the carpet removed or properly secured before you even have a chance to contact a Florida personal injury lawyer. If you fell in a dimly lit stairwell, proper lighting could very well have been installed by the time an insurance examiner arrives at the business. This is why contacting Florida slip and fall attorney Mark J. Leeds as soon as possible is essential so that he can investigate the accident scene at once. In addition, it can also be helpful if you can preserve as much of the evidence as you can. Take pictures, if possible, or ask someone else to do so. Ask for contact information from anyone present who witnessed the accident. If your injury occurred in a Florida retail establishment and you made any purchases, make sure to save the receipt. All of these pieces of information can possibly be used to help build a strong premise liability claim.
Do Not Let the Owner or Insurance Company Make You Think the Accident Was Your Fault
It can be very embarrassing to fall, especially in a public place. Consequently, many victims try to brush off the incident and make it seem like it was no big deal. In other instances, property owners may try to make a victim “realize” that the accident happened due to the victim’s own clumsiness. However, rarely is it the case that a victim simply falls out of nowhere for no reason other than being clumsy. There is almost always a reason. Some reasons for premise liability injuries include:
- Water or other liquid on the floor with no warning or caution signs
- Oil or other slippery substances on a surface where the public will walk
- Poorly lit hallways or stairwells
- Uneven flooring or steps that are not properly marked
- Cracked pavement or sidewalks
- Sidewalks or stairways that become slippery when wet that do not have non-slip surfaces
- Stairs without handrails or with handrails that are rickety
- … and many other situations
Because the ways in which a property owner could fail to provide for the reasonable safety of individuals can vary from property to property, it is essential to consult with a Florida personal injury lawyer who understands the laws surrounding premise liability and how they pertain to your case. When you need a Florida accident attorney who is passionate about the law and who has the legal experience and expertise that you can trust, Mark J. Leeds is just the attorney for you.
Contact a Florida Premise Liability Attorney Today
Premise liability attorney Mark J. Leeds is a Board Certified civil trial lawyer with more than 30 year of experience in Florida handling personal injury lawsuits arising from premise liability accidents. He has been recognized by his peers for his work in trial law and has received the highest ranking possible for his commitment to professional ethics. To receive a free legal consultation regarding your Florida accident and to speak about the injuries you suffered in your premise liability accident, contact Mark at 888.446.1999 or fill out the convenient online case evaluation form.