After your foot slipped out from under you and you fell backwards or forwards in a store—striking your head and suffering serious injuries—you may be wondering if you have a case. Because the store will likely take the position that you should have been watching where you are going, you may be confused as to who is at fault for your fall-related injury.
Although you know that you are hurt as a result of a hazardous condition that was due to no fault of your own, you still may be unsure of if you have a valid slip and fall claim. Here’s what you need to prove in order to have a successful slip and fall injury claim in Florida:
- The store, business, or property owner was negligent in preventing your slip and fall injury from occurring.
- You were not being careless.
The truth is that falling from a standing condition can be simply due to dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, slip and fall cases can have serious consequences and are not so simple. In fact, these types of cases are difficult to prove due to the many variables involved. This is why many victims of slip and fall accidents get premises liability lawyers involved immediately, so that they can get to work on proving the following:
- That the store failed to inspect and maintain the premises
- That the store did not warn you or others of the dangerous condition
- The store failed to train employees about the hazardous conditions
- The store violated a building code
- You were being careful
Even though businesses are supposed to inspect their premises and keep their property safe at all times, slip and fall cases can still be complex. Stores like Wal-Mart, Kroger, Albertsons, and others don’t want to pay out on slip and fall claims. However, if you can establish negligence in a slip and fall accident in Sarasota, you can still win your case. Again, this is why you need a qualified attorney on your side to prove that the store failed to do their job in keeping you safe on their premises.
After striking your head and suffering other injuries in the fall, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost income, pain, impairment, mental anguish, future medical expenses, and future lost wages. Find out how Mallard Perez can help you prove your case and provide you with the compensation that you deserve. Contact us for a free initial consultation today at 888-409-3805.