Questions about Slip and Fall

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

What is a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident occurs when you are using a public area and, due to its maintenance, lose your footing and hurt yourself. This can occur in stores, at public pools, or even on private property.
What can happen in a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident can result in several injuries including broken bones, spinal cord injury, neck injury, and brain injury. These will all require medical treatment which should be the responsibility of the party in charge of maintaining the property.
Is a slip and fall accident part of premises liability law?
Yes, a slip and fall injury is part of premises liability law. Anyone who owns or maintains a property has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for those who may use it. When they fail to do so, and you are injured as a result, you have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit with an attorney who has experience in premises liability.
What damages can I collect in a slip and fall accident?
Your damages will depend on the extent and nature of your injury. In most cases, you can collect damages including lost wages, medical expenses, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida will assess your claim, and help you determine the compensation you are due.
If you have questions about slip and fall accidents, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida. We proudly fight for the rights of victims in and around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, and Ft. Myers, Florida.