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Staying out of harm’s way is probably something on the minds of many here in Florida whenever they are traveling to any destination away from home. Unfortunately, the risk of encountering safety hazards doesn’t necessarily end once you arrive at your location or venue of choice. Slip-and-fall accidents are far too common here in this state and across the nation, and if you suffered harm through no fault of your own, you have the right to pursue compensation to help cover many of your unfortunate expenses. 

There are a multitude of different causes for slip-and-fall accidents that take place at grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, trampoline and bounce houses, parks, playgrounds and many other public locations. Sadly, a large proportion of these incidents are the result of a property owner’s lack of upkeep or negligent actions. Some of the most common reasons these accidents occur include the following: 

  • Wet and slippery floors 
  • Obstructed walkways and sidewalks 
  • Defective or missing handrails 
  • Carpet that is torn or bulging 
  • Faulty staircases or floorboards  
  • Limited or no safety equipment  

Victims of slip-and-fall accidents can potentially sustain a wide range of injuries, such as broken bones, cuts and lacerations, concussions, neck and back injuries, and much more.  

Pursuing justice and monetary damages by means of a premises liability claim 

If your injuries resulted due to a property owner not following a proper duty of care and maintaining a safe environment, you are entitled to file a premises liability civil claim. A successfully litigated lawsuit can result in economic damages to help cover your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and your income from being unable to perform your job duties. The court could also award you with non-economic damages for your pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of consortium with your loved ones.   

The aftermath of a slip-and-fall injury can present a lot of difficulties and challenges — both emotionally and financially. Fortunately, there is professional support readily available to you during these trying times. Taking advantage of this help and guidance can help you build the strongest claim possible, increase your odds of receiving the maximum amount of compensation you deserve and allow you to better focus on your recovery.