Naples Slip & Fall Lawyer
Helping You Fight for a Fair Recovery
If you slip and fall, whether on private property or in a public place, you may not always be lucky enough to walk away with just a bruise. In fact, slip and fall accidents can be quite dangerous and may even lead to catastrophic injuries. If you have recently been injured on public property, such as at the bank or in a restaurant, Attorney Ryan Kuhl can help you pursue compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim against the liable person or party.
Although you may initially blame yourself for the fall, it is important that you fully understand what factors led to you slipping, tripping, and falling, as another party may have been negligent. When you enter a business establishment, the person or party in charge of the premises has a duty to make sure you stay safe. While property owners are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe, they do not always take proper precautions to prevent accidents and injuries.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
One of the factors that makes slips, trips, and falls so common is the prevalence of unsafe property conditions in private homes, grocery stores, retail stores, and other places of business. When a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to safeguard visitors from falling or otherwise becoming injured, they can be held legally accountable.
Just a few of the countless examples of common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Floors that have been recently mopped, wiped, or waxed
- Uneven floors and torn carpeting
- Lack of adequate warning signs
- Mats, rugs, and floorboards that have become loose
- Parking lot potholes
- Spilled liquids that have not been cleaned up
- Cleaned surfaces that do not have clear warning signs
- Unsafe or defective stairs
- Poor lighting in hallways or stairways
- Debris or trash gathered in walking spaces
- Broken glass
- Lack of handrails
Filing a Premises Liability Lawsuit
Mr. Kuhl is an experienced slip and fall lawyer with many years of experience in this field of law. He works directly with his clients to put together cases aimed at obtaining maximum compensation. Mr. Kuhl is dedicated to helping you determine the best course of action for your specific situation. He can investigate where your incident took place and help collect the evidence necessary to develop a strong premises liability claim on your behalf.
A few of the most common places where slip and fall accidents can occur include:
- Grocery stores
- Indoor/strip malls
- Retail stores
- Service offices
- Government/municipal buildings
Determining Fault in a Slip & Fall Accident
In the state of Florida, a property owner can be liable for any injuries caused by a victim slipping and falling on the property if it can be proven that the property owner was negligent. As the owner of a piece of property, that person has the legal obligation to take reasonable care so that others are not hurt by conditions on the property.
Whether you are at the property as a social guest, known as an “invited licensee,” or you are an “invitee” visiting the landowner or the property for the property’s designed business or public purpose, you could receive compensation for injuries you received on the property when the property owner negligently failed to address, fix, repair, or warn you of dangerous conditions.
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