Most of us do not think twice about walking into an office building, shopping center, or grocery store. While it is common to see “caution” signs warning about wet floors, there are other hazards which can cause serious injury. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their facilities are safe for the public but sometimes, poor maintenance can result in slip and fall accidents.
Whether you fall because of a defective staircase, loose carpeting, or a wet floor caused by a leaking roof, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible. When these issues are left unaddressed for long periods of time, your well-being is in jeopardy. Florida premises liability laws are clear, and owners can be held accountable for the injuries you suffer.
Not all slip and fall accidents occur inside buildings. Property owners also have a responsibility to make sure sidewalks remain free from hazards. While an owner cannot be held responsible for an unexpected ice storm, if they fail to properly treat a sidewalk and you fall two days after a storm as a result, they could be held responsible. The same goes for slippery sidewalks caused by spills, leaves that are not removed, and similar hazards.
Those who have been injured in Florida because a property owner has failed to properly maintain their property often do not know where to turn. The Law Office of Lydia Charles, LLC may be able to help. If you live in Palm Beach, Broward, or Dade counties and have suffered a slip and fall injury, contact us immediately. We will review your case and help you determine the best way to proceed.