I was injured in a slip and fall

September 6, 2016

All accidents in which a person slips and then falls encompass an area of the law referred to as premises liability. This applies to a property owner or leaseholder, and holds them responsible for specific injuries that occur when an individual is visiting their property, if safety precautions have not been taken to rectify unsafe conditions.

Most of us refer to this type of case as a “slip and fall.” The type of accident gets its name because an individual will typically slip on a slick floor, and subsequently become injured in the fall. Liability for injury on a premises can take a number of forms. For instance, dangerous premises conditions leading to legal responsibility can include:

  • Wet surfaces
  • Obscured hazards
  • Unguarded heights
  • Gaps, ditches or open holes on the property
  • Uneven tile flooring, sidewalks or parking lot pavement
  • Pooled/standing water in dips on the property
  • Unstable or crumbling surfaces
  • Falling ceiling panels
  • Unsecured mats or area rugs
  • Trip hazards such as components for electrical devices or cables
  • Faulty tables, desks and chairs.

As is the case with all legal matters regarding negligence, liability must be shown by providing evidence that:

  • The property owner owed a duty to the plaintiff
  • The property owner breached their duty to the plaintiff
  • The failure of the property owner was the cause of the injury
  • The injury caused the plaintiff to suffer loss or damages.

If you or a family member have become injured in a “slip and fall” accident in or around Orlando, please call the attorneys from McBride Law Firm at 1-888-302-9005.

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