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What Is a Slip and Fall Action?

Avvo Slip and Fall Attorney

A property owner is required to maintain safe conditions at his or her premises, including safe footing conditions. If the property owner fails to maintain walkways or other traffic areas, innocent people can lose their footing, slip, fall and injure themselves.

Although most simple slips and spills result in minor injuries, occasionally a slip and fall accident can cause severe, life-changing injuries. Head injuries, brain trauma and spinal cord injuries can easily result from an accidental fall. In order to recover the costs of medical services, loss of income and rehabilitative care, a personal injury attorney may recommend pursuing a slip and fall action. A slip and fall action is a premises liability lawsuit taken against a property owner whose negligence has directly harmed visitors to the property.

Typically, a slip and fall accident attorney opens a lawsuit by proving that an unsafe footing condition existed at the property. Slippery or unsafe footing conditions can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor maintenance, adverse weather conditions or spills. Once an unsafe footing condition has been established, the slip and fall attorney must show that the property owner had knowledge of the condition, and did not pursue adequate means of correcting the situation or warning visitors that an unsafe condition existed.

The next phase of a slip and fall action demonstrates the nature and severity of the client’s injuries. Hospital records, doctor’s testimony and other evidence are presented in order to strengthen the client’s case. After the nature and extent of the injury have been established, the personal injury attorney presents evidence that clearly links the injury to the action to the negligent behavior of the property owner.

Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property? You may be able to recover some or all of the costs of your injuries. James O. Cunningham is a Florida premises liability attorney with over 30 years of experience representing slip and fall accident victims. Please contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. to schedule a consultation.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373