Slip and Fall Attorneys Orlando
Also called trip and fall accidents, these are among the most common premises liability injuries happening throughout Central Florida. Occurring in a variety of everyday places such as shopping malls, grocery stores, hair salons, sidewalks, office buildings, apartment complexes, loading docks, private property and private workplaces slip and fall accidents account for a high percent of injuries occuring daily throughout the United States.
Slip and fall cases do have a relatively short filing deadline. Much of your claim’s viability will be determined by a judge’s discretion. This is why it is important to act quickly. The longer you wait, the worse your odds of prevailing on your claim. This is because of necessary evidence disappearing over time.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
Trip and fall injuries can result from a number of causes, such as:
- Slippery Floors
- Sub-Standard Stairs
- Faulty Stepladders
- Loosely Placed Equipment
- Uncovered Cables
- Bulging Areas of Carpet
- Poor Lighting
- Wet/Oily Substances
- Weather Hazards
- Obstructed Views
Since an immediate investigation of the circumstances surrounding a slip and fall can be crucial to substantiating the claim, it is important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. It is important to understand that when you suffer a slip and fall accident, your injuries may not be apparent right away. However, if this happens to you, it is important to seek medical attention.
Am I Entitled to Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident?
In Florida, there is no clear-cut criteria for when a property owner may be held legally liable for a slip and fall injury. However, there are some general guidelines:
- The owner and/or employee of the premises caused a dangerous surface from which the accident occurred.
- The owner and/or employee were aware of the dangerous surface, and did not take action to rectify it.
- The owner and/or employee should have been aware of the danger, because it would have been uncovered and dealt with by a reasonable person.
At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we represent slip and fall cases. Once we take your case, we immediately dispatch an investigator to the scene of the accident who can help reconstruct the event through analysis, visual documentation of the scene, and interviewing witnesses. The burden of proof in these cases is on the plaintiff, so our investigators will do everything possible to insure that you have an air tight case that when you file your damage claim.
We're proud to serve clients throughout Florida including the cities of Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, Haines City, Sanford, Leesburg, Lakeland, St. Cloud, Winter Haven, Eustis, Lady Lake, and Apopka.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a slip and fall accident, contact our office right away, even if you do not think you have a solid case. We will give you a FREE consultation to review your circumstances and help determine whether or not it is worth going forward. If we do decide to have a case, you will only pay us if we secure a settlement for you. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.