Daytona Beach Slip & Fall Lawyer
Many slip and fall accidents can easily be prevented if property owners took the steps needed to protect visitors. Our Daytona Beach slip & fall injury lawyers work to ensure irresponsible property owners take responsibility for their actions, through financial compensation to victims. Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. has helped many injured people recover financial losses incurred as a result of their injury. These accidents can happen suddenly, without warning, and can cause serious bodily harm. Unfortunately, people can be seriously injured, and be left with high medical bills and serious amounts of pain.
Slip and fall accidents can be caused by many circumstances. We have experience with a wide variety of slip and fall accidents caused by:
- Wet floors
- Uneven pavement
- Loose tiles
- Faulty railings
- Structural collapse
- Open manholes
- Unmarked steps
- Dark passages and stairwells
- Falls in hospitals or nursing homes
Businesses, restaurants and private homes can all be the site of a slip and fall injury. Not every fall results in a lawsuit, however. The key is proving whether the owner was negligent in maintaining the property. Property owners must make reasonable efforts to keep their premises safe. Generally, property owners must know or have reason to know of the dangerous condition and have the opportunity to correct it before they have violated their duty of care.
There are other places where slip and falls can occur and the owner could still be liable. Premises liability extends to owners of private residences, but the legal standard is different depending on the purpose for the injured person’s visit to the residence. If the injured person was a trespasser on private property, it is unlikely that he or she will be entitled to compensation for injuries sustained while on the premises without the owner’s permission. If the owner is aware of a person’s presence then that person may either be categorized as social guest or a business invite. Each of these classifications carries different rights and responsibilities for both the guest and the owner. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assess the rights of the injured person based on these legal nuances and conduct a thorough investigation into the accident.
It is important to understand that the slip and fall statute of limitations, which is 4 years in Florida, starts immediately after your injury occurs. Under Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in Florida’s civil courts. If you don’t file your case within this time window, the court will very likely refuse to hear it at all. In rare cases, you may not discover that you actually suffered harm for some amount of time after the incident that caused the injury, and in those instances the lawsuit filing window will be extended.
Contact Our Experienced Daytona Beach Slip & Fall Lawyers Today
Because of the complexity of laws surrounding slip and fall injuries, pursuing a case on your own is not only difficult, but in some cases, almost impossible. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident, a Daytona Beach slip and fall accident attorney at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. can help you know what to do next. You may be losing wages due to necessary time off work in order to heal from your injuries. You may be uncertain about whether or not you can go back to work at all, as well as concern for the rising medical bills.
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in claims against businesses large and small, as well as private parties. Call us today at 866-785-5470 for a free legal consultation. Our Daytona Beach slip and fall lawyers will give you the personal attention you deserve and help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.