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It could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere: A sudden fall on a slippery surface or trip on loose electric cords drops you to the floor, leaving you with a severe injury and in a lot of pain. Some victims recover, but for others, the damage is life-altering. Negligent property accidents can also be fatal.

At The Levy Firm PLLC, we recognize the gravity of these situations and stand ready to advocate for those affected, ensuring injured victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve. If you were injured in a South Florida premises liability accident – possibly involving a slip and fall, hazardous property, pool accident, loose stair railing or another kind of premises liability accident – contact The Levy Firm PLLC for a free case evaluation. Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney Geoff Levy can answer your questions, explain your options, and help you decide next steps.

What is a premises liability accident?

Premises liability, or property liability, refers to the laws that hold property owners responsible for maintaining safe environments and taking reasonable precautions to prevent accidents and injuries to guests and visitors. Not every accident is actionable, only those that result in injury due to another’s negligence. The following types of premises liability cases are common in Florida:

  • Slip and Falls: a person slips or trips due to hazardous conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or debris.
  • Trip and Falls: typically involve tripping over obstacles like loose wires, unsecured rugs, or cluttered walkways.
  • Negligent Security: when inadequate security measures lead to incidents such as assaults, robberies, or other criminal activities on the premises.
  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents: injuries caused by malfunctioning or poorly maintained elevators and escalators.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: drownings, near-drownings, or injuries caused by inadequate fencing, supervision, or maintenance of swimming pools.
  • Dog Bites: when owners fail to properly restrain or control a dog, they are liable for any resulting attack and injury to a visitor or passerby.
  • Inadequate Maintenance: injuries caused by poor upkeep of the premises, including issues like broken stairs, faulty handrails, or crumbling sidewalks.

If you were injured on someone else’s property and aren’t sure if you have a case, contact The Levy Firm PLLC for a free case evaluation. We can help you determine the value of your claim.

Injury compensation and settlements

Generally, the more severe the injuries, the larger the settlement. Injured victims of slip and fall accidents can negotiate for significant settlements compensating them for their damages. Every state has its own rules on what is compensable, but in Florida, damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses including hospital bills, doctor's visits, medication costs, and rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost Wages, if the injury causes you to miss work
  • Property damaged in the accident
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Reduced Earning Capacity, if the injury affects the victim's ability to work again or in the future
  • Pain and Suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish

In cases of wrongful death, where a slip and fall or another type of accident results in a fatality, compensation may be awarded to surviving family members for loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and other related damages.

We stand up for slip and fall accident victims in South Florida

Your well-being is our top priority at The Levy Firm PLLC. We understand the immense impact that accidents can have on your health and financial stability. That's why we're dedicated to advocating on your behalf. If you were injured in a slip and fall or other type of premises accidents in the Tri-County Area, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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