Our Tampa Slip and Fall Lawyers Have the Experience Needed To Win Your Case and Get You The Compensation You Deserve
The attorneys at Hancock Injury Attorneys have the necessary experience in slip and fall and trip and fall premises liability claims to successfully take your claim from inception through trial. Having actually successfully completed jury trials for our clients in premises liability cases, and knowing what it takes to quickly and successfully settle our clients’ slip and fall claims, our attorneys know the importance of gathering evidence and photographs showing the dangerous condition that caused your injuries, talking to witnesses, obtaining store surveillance videos showing the dangerous condition and how long the business had allowed it to remain prior to your fall, obtaining evidence of similar prior incidents, retaining safety experts and experts to testify about code violations, and doing everything possible to maximize your recovery against the business whose negligence caused your injuries.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Florida law imposes a legal duty upon businesses and property owners to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, to correct dangerous conditions about which the business or landowner either knew or should have known, by the use of reasonable care, and warn their customers of dangerous conditions about which the Defendant had, or should have had, knowledge greater than that of the injured party. When employees or management of a business fail to correct a dangerous condition which they knew or should have known about, or fail to warn their customers of a dangerous condition, slip and falls, trip and falls, and other accidents often occur resulting in serious personal injuries.
The attorneys at Hancock Injury Attorneys have successfully settled and successfully completed jury trials for our clients in premises liability cases, slip and fall cases, and trip and fall cases for more than 25 years. We are proud of our successful track record holding businesses and their insurance companies accountable for their negligence and recovering millions of dollars for our clients who were injured by the careless and negligent conduct of property owners, business owners and their employees.
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Hancock Injury Attorneys Has Won Slip and Fall and Other Premises Liability Cases Against the Following Businesses, and Many Others
The attorneys at Hancock Injury Attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients through settlements and jury trials in slip and fall, trip and fall, and other premises liability cases against businesses and property owners throughout Florida, including:
- Kash N Karry Food Stores, Inc.
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
- Marshall’s Department Store
- Dollar Tree
- Holiday Inn
- Bill Currie Ford
- Bay Inn Motel
- J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
- Palms of Pasadena Hospital
- Leverocks Seafood Restaurant
- Wal-Mart Super Center
- Wilson 5 Services, Inc.
- The Wine Cellar Restaurant
- Newk’s Café
- J.C. Penney Co., Inc.
- Westshore Shopping Mall
- Holiday Inn Express
- 301 Truckstop
- Greenwhich Commons Apartment Complex
- Famous Tate Appliance Store
- University Chevrolet
- La Quinta Inn Hotels
- Homegoods Store
- Hope United Methodist Church, Inc.
- Pepin Heart Institute
- Foxcroft Apartments
- 7-11 Food Stores
- Grove Court Apartments
- Apartment Complexes
- Bars, Restaurants and nightclubs
- Private Homeowners
Our Tampa Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall Attorneys Represent Injured Clients in Premises Liability Cases Involving:
- Liquid on floor or wet floor
- Transitory foreign substance on floor
- Slippery floor surface
- Ice on floor
- Uneven floor surface
- Falling merchandise
- Insufficient lighting
- Insufficiently lit walkways or staircase
- Poorly maintained sidewalks and parking lots
- Poorly maintained or unsafe staircase and steps
- Boxes or merchandise left on floor
- Trips over torn, wrinkled, uneven rugs and mats
- Insufficient or negligent security
- Dog bites and attacks
- Assault and battery
- Sexual assault
Our Injury Attorneys Have Helped Clients Recover Compensation For:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disability and physical impairment
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life
Florida’s Transitory Foreign Substance Law in Florida Slip and Fall Cases
Effective July 1, 2010, the law in Florida regarding slip and fall cases involving a transitory foreign substance is found at Section 768.0755, Florida Statutes. If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. A transitory foreign substance would be something like a spilled liquid, trash on the ground, etc. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing either (1) that the dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or (2) that the condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.
What About Florida’s Comparative Fault Law?
What if the business owner or their insurance company claims that you were partially at fault, and contributed to your own injuries? Section 768.81, Florida Statutes provides that in a negligence action, such as a slip and fall case, comparative fault chargeable to the claimant diminishes proportionately the amount awarded as economic and noneconomic damages for an injury attributable to the claimant’s contributory fault, but does not bar recovery.
In other words, Comparative fault means that your financial recovery in a personal injury accident can be reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you. It also means that even if you were primarily at fault, you can still recover compensation for any percentage of fault that can be assigned to the business that caused your slip and fall or trip and fall accident.
For example, suppose a slip and fall results in $100,000 in personal injury damages. If the Defendant business owner was found by the jury to be 90 percent at fault and you were found to be 10 percent at fault, you could still recover $90,000 in personal injury damages from the business owner. And if the Defendant was found to be 10 percent at fault and you were 90 percent at fault, you could still recover $10,000 in personal injury damages from the property owner.
Have a question about your slip and fall accident?
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