If you've been injured in an accident, you know that it is a serious matter that deserves immediate attention from a Florida personal injury lawyer who is qualified to handle your claim. I have been helping injured individuals and families for more than 35 years in Central Florida area. I personally handle all cases from start to finish and I do not delegate your case to a junior attorney.
You can feel confident that my personal and proactive approach to your accident will give you a strong void and will protect your rights during the recovery process.
Slip and Fall Accidents
This type claim typically involves a slip and fall or trip and fall or poorly designed structure, resulting in an accident that causes injury. Most of the time an owner of property has a duty to people who come on their property by invitation as a business invitee or social invitee or a license to maintain that property in a reasonably safe condition and to remove any defect that may cause someone to be injured and to warn those invitees of the potential danger. If the owner fails in their duty and someone is injured, then the owner is responsible to the injured parties for the damages incurred.
Typically, if there is a foreign substance on the floor such as a liquid or debris or hole, and someone becomes injured because of that, the owner may be required to pay damages to the injured party. If the owner is aware of other accidents and does nothing to remove the hazard or warn the invitee of the hazard, the owner may be liable for damages. If there is a structural problem with the property that does not meet various code requirements, the owner may be responsible for injuries to persons.
There may be a history of prior accidents or reports or surveillance films that attach responsibility to the owner. Prior criminal activity which suggests that a prudent owner would warn and provide security for may result in the owner being responsible if a person is injured because of criminal activity in or around their property. If the owner is found responsible the injured party is entitled to recover for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages or earning capacity, past and future pain suffering, inconvenience, lack of capacity for enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement and mental anguish. If a person’s claim for injuries is not settled, the injured party has a right to file suit against the owner to recover their damages. If their claim is not settled prior to trial, a jury of six (6) people would decide whether the owner is responsible and if so what amount of damages the claimant is entitled to.
Mr. Ayers has for 35 years, settled and tried numerous slip and falls, design flaws, criminal activities resulting in injury and other types of premises accidents and has been successful in making a recovery for his clients, both at trial and by settlement.
Damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain from the injury and other expenses related to the accident.