Slip and Fall
Are You Dealing with a Slip and Fall Incident?
Work With a Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall, in United States tort law, is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. As this is a very serious personal injury, you should not hesitate to work with a seasoned Ft Lauderdale slip and fall attorney.
Property owners generally have two basic defenses to public liability slip and fall claims:
- The first defense is that they were not negligent. For example, the owner may claim that the banana that a patron slipped upon had been dropped on the floor only moments ago by another patron, and that, in the exercise of due diligence, a typical store owner acting with reasonable care would not have had time to discover the danger and take steps to mitigate the danger.
- The second and more typical defense is that the person who was injured was at fault. For example, the owner may claim that any reasonable patron, exercising due diligence for his or her own safety, would see a banana on the floor, and take those steps necessary to avoid slipping on it.
If you’ve had slip and fall accident, it is in your best interest to get in touch with Broward County slip and fall Attorney Gabriela C. Novo Today. Contact us now for a confidential consultation. Our main office is conveniently located in 200 SE Sixth St., Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301, next to the courthouse.
If you would like to speak with Ft Lauderdale Slip and Fall Attorney Gabriela C. Novo, please call (954) 822-5198 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.