The term “slip and fall” may be used to describe a variety of different ways a person may fall on somebody else’s property. A person could suffer a slip and fall injury by slipping on some slippery substance and falling to the ground. A person could also be injured by tripping on something on the property that creates a tripping hazard but is not sufficiently marked for you to identify the tripping hazard. If this happens to you, it’s imperative to contact the slip and fall attorneys at Jiles Law P.A. immediately so that we can review your case and help you understand your legal options.
A property owner is responsible for your injuries if they allow a dangerous condition to exist on their property and do not warn you of the condition and you become injured as a result of that dangerous condition. Different causes of slip and fall injuries range from improperly placed mats or rugs to changes in elevation without contrasting the change in elevation. Sometimes, grocery stores leave spills on the floor and fail to place warning signs around the spill area, which can easily cause someone to slip and fall to the ground. Improperly maintained sidewalks can even become a tripping hazard if the people walking on the sidewalk do not have adequate warning of the poor maintenance.
In all premises cases involving a slip and fall or trip and fall, it is important for the lawyer to begin to gather evidence as soon as possible after the fall to help prove your claim. It is important to establish early on that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition or if the inactions of the property owner caused or contributed to the fall. The only way to protect yourself and your rights is to consult an attorney who is experienced in these matters and who has a track record of advocating for consumers in these types of claims. Jiles Law P.A. has represented clients in numerous slip and fall cases, as well as countless other personal injury cases, and we will advocate for you.
If you find yourself in this situation, there's no time to spare. Contact Jiles Law P.A. immediately at (863) 875-6900 to schedule a free consultation where we will review your case. We serve clients throughout the Polk County, FL area.