Whether due to a refrigerator leak, spill, improperly built steps, poorly maintained sidewalks and parking lots, or a host of other dangerous conditions upon someone’s property, slip, trip and fall incidents happen at the blink of an eye.
One moment you are walking through a supermarket or store, then without warning you have fallen to the ground and sustained injuries. If you or a loved one have experienced a slip or trip and fall, you may have a premises liability claim and you may be entitled to compensation from the property owner or management company.
Slip or trip and falls can occur anywhere at anytime, but they often occur at supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, hospitals and retail stores. A landlord, tenant, property owner or management company owe a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition, to repair dangerous conditions, and to warn their invitees, guests and customers of dangerous conditions.
When these businesses and companies fail to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition causing you to slip or trip and fall, they are responsible to compensate you for your injuries loss and damage resulting from your fall.
Thinking Outside The Box
Slip or trip and fall incidents are so frequent that businesses usually have standard defenses to try and blame the injured victim. They say you weren’t paying attention, you weren’t wearing good shoes, you could have avoided the spill, etc. These corporations know that by shifting the focus onto the injured victim, they are removing the focus on the business’ negligent maintenance.
The lawyers at Gold & Gold, P.A. work hard to keep each case focused on the defendant corporation, its negligence, and the dangerous condition causing the slip or trip and fall. To do that takes thinking outside the box and a commitment to extensive investigation.
Gold & Gold attorneys won a $3.2 million verdict against a nursing home that negligently maintained its landscaping, allowing shrubs to overgrow outside of the property line and obscure the vision of drivers operating vehicles on the streets surrounding the property.
On one sad day, a young man on his motorcycle was killed when an oncoming truck driver could not see him due to overgrown landscaping on a neighboring property. The jury returned a verdict against the nursing home to compensate our client, who was the young man’s mother. Despite the nursing home’s assertions that it was not responsible for an auto accident occurring off the premises, our attorneys proved the nursing home knew that its landscaping created a dangerous condition on the roads surrounding its property.
Gold & Gold, P.a. has handled hundreds of slip or trip and fall cases over the course of the last decade, and has helped compensate injured victims across Florida.
Our attorneys investigate all aspects of a corporations’ negligent maintenance in order to obtain the best result in slip or trip and fall cases, including investigating the following:
- Cleaning & Maintenance policies and procedures
- Type of equipment and products used to maintain clean floors
- The type of flooring selected and whether it is slip resistant
- Building code compliance
- Engineering principles
- Repair Requests and Invoices
- Prior claims
- Life Safety Codes and ASTM standards
- Surveillance system analysis
- Landscaping, lighting and environmental factors
Even though slip or trip and fall cases happen regularly, they are all unique, and each case deserves to be investigated and worked up the right way. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of another on someone else’s property or as a result of unsafe conditions, the attentive, experienced attorneys at Gold & Gold want to fight for you. Contact our negligent security attorneys today.