A fall can injure much more than your pride, especially if you are a senior citizen or suffer from a pre-existing health problem. While some people may slip in a puddle and be fine, others can suffer long-term and even lifelong issues, such as broken bones and mental trauma. It is also possible to need to miss quite a bit of work while you recover, resulting in serious financial losses. If this has happened to you, you don’t need to be told how upsetting it is to have your life turned upside down by just a moment.
Even more upsetting is how your fall could have been prevented if someone else were doing what they were legally supposed to. If your fall was the result of a property owner or someone else not taking the proper steps to keep you safe, reach out to the Longo Law Firm right away.
Every day that passes means crucial evidence gets weaker. Eye witnesses may forget exactly what happened, injuries may heal, and videotapes may be deleted or misplaced. Often, the key questions in slip and fall cases are:
The key question here is whether a reasonable person would have identified the condition as hazardous and whether the defendant had ample opportunity to remedy the situation before the accident occurred.
A property owner (or their employee) actually caused the dangerous condition leading to the slip and fall accident, by leaving a hazardous obstacle in a walking path, for example, and it was reasonably foreseeable that someone would trip and fall due to the condition. In slip and fall cases, the property owner or the insurance carrier may argue that the plaintiff is partially (or totally) responsible for the accident that led to the injuries. This is exactly what we will help you fight against.
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Davie, FL 33330
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