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Proving Liability in a Slip, Trip, or Fall Accident

Residential property owners, business operators, managers, and government agencies are legally responsible for keeping their premises safe for tenants, visitors, employees, and guests. However, millions of people are injured in our country annually in slip, trip, or fall accidents due to the negligence of others. These premises liability claims occur at the workplace, in residential homes, and in commercial settings.

Under Florida law, property owners must regularly monitor and meet safety standards. A negligent property owner fails to use reasonable care to protect those on their premises. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal process. For nearly two decades, Attorney Jarian Lyons has worked tirelessly, seeking justice for those injured, who experience preventable and unexpected accidents due to the negligence of others. He will help you understand your legal rights and options and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.


Types of Injuries Sustained 

Minor to major trauma can occur from a slip, trip, or fall accident. The most common injuries include broken bones, sprains, strains, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, and internal injuries. These injuries may be lifelong and debilitating, causing substantial pain and hardship. In a worst-case scenario, these incidents can lead to death.


Leading Causes of Accidents include:

  • Uneven or wet flooring
  • Poor lighting
  • Unsecured handrails
  • Broken stairways
  • Building code violations
  • Clutter
  • Loose wires and cables
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Unmarked construction areas
  • Loose or slippery mats and rugs
  • Failure to post warning signs

Insurance companies and property owners often try to blame the injured for their slip, trip, or fall accident. For example, they may challenge the claim by saying the injured has comparative fault for not paying attention to their surroundings or wearing inappropriate shoes. At Lyons Legal, LLC, we stand up to those who try to devalue or deny your claim. We build a strong case supported by evidence and testimony to leverage a favorable settlement.

Insurance Claims for Slip, Trip, or Fall Accidents

Generally, the sources of a settlement for slip and fall accidents include Florida’s workers’ compensation system, homeowner’s insurance, and commercial liability insurance. Florida’s workers’ compensation system provides benefits to employees injured on the job, regardless of who is at fault. Homeowner’s insurance policies typically cover slip, trip, or fall accidents on residential properties. Commercial liability insurance provides coverage for non-employees who sustain injuries in a place of business. When a favorable settlement is not reached after aggressive negotiations with an insurance carrier, Lyons Legal, LLC, is always prepared to present your case to a judge and a jury.


Evidence of Liability May Include:

  • Time-stamped photos or video surveillance of the accident
  • Photographs of the injuries
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical records from an initial assessment and follow-up treatments
  • Testimonies from expert witnesses
  • Police reports and an incident report from the property owner
  • Maintenance records where the incident occurred
  • Prior incident reports at the site of the accident

A slip, trip, or fall accident can occur anywhere. Florida has a huge tourism industry, and many family vacations are destroyed by preventable accidents caused by negligence. Public transportation, hotels, amusement parks, marinas, elevators and escalators, cruise liners, and other recreational sports and activities increase the risk of an accident.


Contact Lyons Legal, LLC at (407) 720-7990 for Quality Legal Services

At Lyons Legal, LLC, we understand that an accident can devastate you and your family. We can help you fight for the compensation you need for economic and non-economic damages such as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our legal team has an in-depth knowledge of Florida premises liability laws. We understand the importance of a detailed investigation to evaluate the claim accurately and ensure a full and fair settlement or a favorable verdict. Contact our office today for an initial consultation. 

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