Slip and fall accidents are far too common. Many are not accidents but rather the result of another party’s negligence. In other words, one party fails to act reasonably, putting others at risk for an injury. Slip and falls often cause broken bones, sprains and strains, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and other severe medical issues. If you’ve suffered such an event, you may be worried about how you may pay your medical bills, make up for your lost wages and carry on with your life.
At 388CEDA, we understand your concerns and want to serve you during this difficult and unexpected time. We can help with your medical needs and, upon your request, refer you to a Kendall slip and fall lawyer who can help you recover any compensation you deserve.
Property owners and those who are responsible for maintaining the condition of the property have a duty of care to keep their property free of any hazards. If they were or could have reasonably been aware of a safety issue, it’s their responsibility to keep others safe. If they are unable to correct a hazard immediately, they have a duty to keep others away from the area or to provide a warning. For example, a store employee mopping a floor during business hours posts a wet floor sign to warn others.
The standard of care depends on the status of the injured party in relation to the property. Party’s on another’s property can be classified as either an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser.
When someone is on the property for the property owner’s benefit or is on a property that is open to the public, they are an invitee. The owner must take reasonable care in maintaining the property to keep it safe for invitees.
Licensees are people who have express or implied permission to be on the property. Social guests are licensees unless the owner asks them to vacate the premises, at which point they become trespassers. Property owners or their agents are required to fix or warn of any dangers that they know about on the property that the licensee might not be aware of.
A trespasser is unlawfully on or stays on the land of another after being asked to leave. Generally, a property owner doesn’t owe a duty of care to trespassers. However, they must not willfully or wantonly harm the trespasser.
If you are hurt in a slip and fall, you might wonder if you need medical care or a Kendall slip and fall accident lawyer to help prove your case. People who are involved in a slip and fall accident should make it a priority to see a doctor, even if they don’t believe they are injured. Sometimes the symptoms of an injury don’t reveal themselves within the hours or days after an accident, but they are no less severe. The sooner you get medical care, the sooner you can be on the road to physical recovery. It is also important to have your symptoms and injuries thoroughly and accurately documented.
If your injuries are significant and you believe the property owner or caretaker is at fault or if you’ve attempted to resolve the matter yourself without success—it may be time to consult with a seasoned Kendall slip and fall accident lawyer. You could be owed money for your damages. An attorney can review the details of your claim and injuries to help you decide your next steps. At 388CEDA, we not only help with your medical care, but we can also recommend attorneys who can help upon your request. Call us at 1-800-388-CEDA today to learn more about the medical services we provide and find the legal help you want.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.