Dangerous Conditions Can Lead To Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Two common types of injury claims are slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases. In legal terms, these are premises liability legal actions.

A slip-and-fall liability case can be filed by a victim who is hurt because of the negligence or carelessness of someone else. Unfortunately, thousands of Florida slip-and-fall accident victims are eligible to make these claims every year, after suffering injuries caused by property owners who failed to use reasonable care to warn of hazards or remove dangerous conditions from their property.

The following are some of the dangerous conditions that can cause injury and may be the basis for a premises liability claim.

  • Standing puddles or spills of water
  • Other spilled liquids
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Defective flooring
  • Improperly secured mats
  • Stairways, stairs or steps that are broken, unstable or slippery
  • Hidden drop-offs
  • Concealed holes or potholes
  • A fall in a grocery store caused by a wet or greasy substance
  • A crack or uneven sidewalk or walkway that caused a pedestrian to trip and fall
  • Escalator or elevator malfunctions

We Hold Responsible Parties Accountable

Property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonable and safe manner. When grocery stores, restaurants, apartments and other businesses fail to properly protect visitors from slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, they can be held responsible for the damage caused by their negligence.

At Culpepper Kurland, we represent people throughout the Tampa Bay area who have suffered a personal injury resulting from slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. We handle claims against individuals and businesses whose negligent property maintenance, failure to warn, failure to inspect or failure to repair has caused personal injury.

Examples of businesses that may be subject to a slip-and-fall claim include:

  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Retirement complexes
  • Apartments or apartment complexes
  • Commercial businesses
  • Office buildings
  • Stores and retail outlets

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident on a commercial or residential property, we can help. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle your case with the highest level of competence and professionalism.

Contact Us Today For A Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of a Florida slip-and-fall accident, talk with an experienced Tampa slip-and-fall lawyer at Culpepper Kurland today. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at our firm, call 813.228.8600.