Successful Slip & Fall Accidents Attorney Serving Personal Injury Victims in Winter Garden & Orange County
A slip and fall accident is just what it sounds like; one in which someone becomes injured as a result of slipping and falling on someone else’s property. In the legal sense, these accidents are considered one of the most common types of premises liability cases. The property owners who failed to maintain safe conditions and prevent these types of incidents are typically found liable for the compensation of slip and fall victims. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can help you initiate a personal injury claim and fight for the compensation you need to get healthy and move forward.
The Duties of Property Owners & Visitors
As we stated above, property owners are legally beholden to creating and maintaining safe property conditions. This means they must be vigilant for potential hazards and take the necessary steps to rectify them. If they are unable to immediately fix the situation, they must post highly visible warnings for all visitors.
Likewise, visitors of both public and private properties are responsible for their personal behavior, too. In order to mount a successful slip and fall personal injury case, you must be able to definitely prove that you were acting in a reasonably safe manner, heeded all warnings, and did not engage in any unlawful or dangerous activities that were not condoned by the owners.
Causes of Slip & Fall Injuries
There are, of course, a myriad of ways in which someone could be become injured in a slip and fall accident. That said, common causes of these accidents include, but certainly are not limited to:
- The absence of or broken railings, handicap ramps, support structures, etc.
- Uneven or broken pavement, flooring, stairs, and other surfaces
- Exposed wiring, broken electronic equipment, cords, or other things that can cause tripping
- Spills of liquids, oils, solids, etc.
- Icy conditions