Sidewalk Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys
Injured on a Broken or Cracked Sidewalk? Our Slip and Fall Lawyers Serve Tampa, Clearwater, Bradenton, Spring Hill and New Port Richey
Slip and fall injuries suffered by people due to broken or cracked sidewalks are all too common. Severe injuries can often be the result of such falls.
Everyone has a duty to pay attention to the environment they are in when walking. When slip and fall injuries are caused by an obvious defect, or one that should have been apparent to a person paying a reasonable amount of attention to where they were walking, it is difficult to establish liability for slip and fall accidents on the part of the entity or person responsible for maintaining the relevant portion of the sidewalk in the eyes of a jury.
Who is responsible for the proper maintenance of a sidewalk differs depending upon the particular area, and the law. Some sidewalks are built by a government entity (city), and maintenance remains the responsibility of that entity to prevent slip and fall accidents. The concept of governmental immunity may prevent or limit recovery in such cases. The particular circumstances must be determined by the victim to determine if a cause of action is available to recover damages.
In some circumstances, the sidewalk is installed by a private developer. Depending upon what happens legally as the project develops, ultimately responsibility for the proper maintenance of the sidewalk may remain with the developer, or move to the adjacent homeowner or a governmental entity.
The duty to reasonably maintain a sidewalk in a safe condition to prevent slip and fall accidents is thus not always apparent, and is not easily answered without research. At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., we represent clients who have experienced slip and fall injuries as the result of improperly maintained sidewalks. With more than 125 years of combined experience, count on our personal injury attorneys to secure maximum compensation for you.
If you had a slip and fall accident on a broken or cracked sidewalk, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our skilled Tampa slip and fall attorneys today for a free consultation at 877-728-9653
Slip and fall accidents can be serious. At Carlson Meissner, our Clearwater sidewalk slip and fall injury attorneys fight for maximum compensation from your accident. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney today by calling 877-728-9653.