West Palm Beach slip and fall lawyer who can work for you
Wet floors, inadequate lighting and uneven pavement are just a few conditions that might be contributing factors in a slip and fall accident in Florida. Slip and fall accidents (also known as slip, trip and fall, or slip fall accidents) are second only to auto accidents as the leading cause of injuries throughout the United States.
They are also known in legal terms as "premises liability accidents." This is an area of law that may include the following types of accidents:
In each one of these cases, property owners have a responsibility to make sure that public places like stairways, hallways and entrance areas are free of hazards that can cause a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, many property owners don't take this responsibility seriously, resulting in serious accidents.
A closer look at slip and fall accidents
A slip and fall, or trip and fall injury can be deceptive. What may at first seem like a simple bump or bruise may actually be a fractured or broken bone. Without question, slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries.
If you or a loved one is injured due to a slip and fall, you should not hesitate to contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer. A delay may affect your rights. Call (800) 608-2965 to learn about your options. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we have more than 40 years of combined experience and have helped clients collect millions of dollars in compensation. Se habla Español.
Who is responsible in a slip and fall accident?
Typically, the property owner is responsible for your medical bills if certain conditions were present at the time of the accident, such as a wet or slick surface, a damaged floorboard, loose handrails or any other hazardous condition.
The following are potentially hazardous conditions that may lead to a slip and fall accident:
- A pothole or gash in a sidewalk or parking lot
- Unsafe stairs
- Inadequate lighting
- Wet floor
- Unsafe handrails
If you slip and fall and suffer a serious injury, such as broken bones or a debilitating back injury, you may have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit. Medical and rehabilitation costs can add up quickly after a serious slip and fall injury. You also may be unable to work, which might result in a loss of income.
All of these expenses can add up fast. And if you do not secure a financial settlement for your slip and fall accident, you could end up paying for many expenses out of your own pocket, even if your accident was clearly caused by someone else's negligent or reckless behavior.
How a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach can help
Contact the tough-minded West Palm Beach slip and fall lawyers at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Call (800) 608-2965 today for your free consultation. Our firm can put our experience and resources to work for you. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we have collected millions of dollars for our clients throughout South Florida.
We thoroughly understand how the legal system works and what needs to be done to build a successful legal case in South Florida. That's why we have such a strong track record of success. Learn more about how we can help you. Contact us right now.