Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

Injury Law

Slip and Fall Accident in Ft. Lauderdale / Miami

Slip and fall accidents are common in Florida, and understanding the legal aspects of these cases is essential for both property owners and victims. Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera, based in Fort Lauderdale, offers expert guidance in navigating these often complex cases.

Premises Liability in Florida

Florida adheres to premises liability laws, holding property owners accountable for maintaining safe environments. This includes responsibility for slip and fall incidents, where individuals are injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property.

Key Elements of a Slip and Fall Case

A successful slip and fall claim in Florida requires proving four elements:

  • Duty of Care: Property owners must keep their premises safe for legal visitors.
  • Breach of Duty: The owner failed to maintain the property safely.
  • Causation: A direct link between the property owner’s negligence and the injury.
  • Damages: Evidence of injuries and associated costs.

Comparative Negligence in Florida

Under Florida’s comparative negligence law, compensation can be adjusted based on the victim’s share of fault in the accident. For example, if found 20% responsible, the victim’s compensation would be reduced by that percentage.

Statute of Limitations

In Florida, there’s a four-year statute of limitations for slip and fall cases. Delaying beyond this period can jeopardize your right to file a lawsuit.

How Attorney Gabe Carrera can Assist in Slip and Fall Cases

At the law office of Gabe Carrera, we offer specialized assistance for slip and fall accident victims in Florida:

  • Premises Liability Expertise: We have extensive experience in premises liability, including slip and fall cases.
  • Thorough Investigation: We conduct comprehensive investigations to gather all necessary evidence promptly.
  • Handling Comparative Negligence: Our team skillfully addresses Florida’s comparative negligence system to ensure fair compensation.
  • Client-Focused Service: We prioritize your needs, offering personalized attention and keeping you informed throughout the legal process.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Our goal is to secure a settlement that fully covers your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Strategic Negotiation and Litigation: We are adept in both negotiation and courtroom litigation, ensuring the best approach for your specific case.

If you’ve been affected by a slip and fall accident in Florida, contact Attorney Gabe Carrera at [email protected] for a free consultation. Let our expertise guide you through the legal process to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

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