Many of these accidents occur because of the negligent actions of a property owner. The experienced Tampa slip and fall attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and take the necessary steps to obtain rightful compensation.

Florida’s Slip and Fall Injury Laws

Florida's slip and fall injury laws are described under Florida Revised Statutes 768.0755. You must prove that the business failed in remedying a dangerous condition to win a slip and fall lawsuit. You will also need to show the business had constructive or actual notice of the hazardous condition. If you suffered a slip and fall accident, you could legally recover economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering

Furthermore, these laws are complex, and insurance companies make it harder for victims to get the compensation they deserve.

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Proving Fault in a Florida Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Under Florida laws, you will need to prove the following to win a slip and fall claim:

  • You slipped on something on the floor surface
  • The fall occurred on someone else’s premises
  • The substance resulted in a dangerous condition
  • The property owner possessed actual or constructive knowledge of the condition
  • The property owner had time to fix the condition or alert visitors
  • The property owner failed to resolve the condition
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The Doctrine of Comparative Negligence in Slip and Fall Accidents

Florida follows the doctrine of comparative negligence, which means the percentage share of the fault will reduce the compensation amount if you are shown to share responsibility for the fall. While the law still allows slip-and-fall victims to recover some part of the compensation amount, it is in your best interests to work with a strategy-driven personal injury attorney that tries to maximize the compensation. Florida law 768.81 applies to slip and fall claims with comparative negligence.

Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall in Florida

The statute of limitations for filing a claim for a slip and fall accident is four years per Florida law 95.11(3)(6). Victims get only four years from the date of injury to pursue a claim; this timeline can vary depending on individual circumstances. To protect your rights, you should speak with a capable slip-and-fall injury attorney in Florida.

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Our winning slip and fall lawyers in Tampa can understand your fall's unique circumstances and prepare a compelling legal strategy backed by evidence to maximize your claim. Our attorneys will do everything possible to defeat the other side’s arguments and fight for your rightful compensation.

You can count on us to deliver the relentless and aggressive representation you need and deserve in this difficult time. To set up your free and confidential consultation, call 727-306-0273 or reach us online.

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