If a property owner from a public establishment is negligent in resolving unsafe conditions for patrons or guests, they may be found liable when innocent people suffer injuries on their property. When property owners do not properly maintain their establishments, it can lead to serious and long-lasting injuries.
Slippery floors at a public establishment is a prime example of negligence, as this is a dangerous condition that can directly lead to injuries. With the help of the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, a Jacksonville slippery floors lawyer may help you pursue financial compensation for your damages through a premises liability lawsuit.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall injuries account for over one million emergency room visits each year. If you have recently suffered a slip and fall injury in Florida, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to seek justice for your injuries and additional damages.
Florida Law Outlines Premises Liability for Businesses
Florida law outlines premises liability for businesses, as found in the 2019 Florida Statutes § 768.0755.
As the statute states, “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.”
The statute also provides several options for plaintiffs to prove that a business “had actual or constructive knowledge.” Here are the two conditions the statute addresses:
- There is proof that the dangerous condition (i.e., slippery floors) was present for so long that the business should have been aware of it through “the exercise of ordinary care.”
- If the condition happened regularly, it should have been foreseeable and thus avoidable.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to slippery floors at a public establishment in Jacksonville, consider getting a Jacksonville slippery floors lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to speak with a team member about filing a premises liability claim.
Injuries and Damages From Slip and Falls May Get Compensated
There are a variety of injuries you may face after a slip and fall. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) back in 2014. Additionally, the CDC reported that 52 percent of all TBI-related hospitalizations were a result of falls.
Aside from TBI, slip and fall injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Cuts or bruises
- Knee injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle strains
- Shoulder injuries
- Nerve damage
Additionally, you may be left with a variety of damages, depending on your injuries and case specifics. You may include additional damages in your personal injury claim against the at-fault party with the help of a Jacksonville slippery floors lawyer. Examples of these damages include:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitative therapy
File a Slip and Fall Injury Claim With the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
If you have recently been injured from slippery floors in Jacksonville, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to complete a free case consultation. Our team of personal injury lawyers may help you prove negligence during a premises liability claim. To learn more, call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
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