Slip and Fall Attorney in Ocala, Florida
One of the most common types of premises liability accidents in Florida is a slip and fall accident.
A slip and fall accident can happen almost anywhere, including:
- Parking lots
- Gas stations
- Department stores
- Fast food and sit down restaurants
- Hospitals and doctor’s offices
- Shopping centers
- Office buildings
- Another person’s home
Although some slip and fall accidents can be considered minor and result in little more than a few bumps and bruises, other slip and fall accidents are far more serious.
Elderly individuals are especially at risk for significant injuries as the result of a slip and fall, including broken bones, head injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Causes of slip and fall accidents can include:
- Excessive wax on floors
- Obstructions in walking spaces
- Worn out rugs and damaged mats
- Liquid spills
- Failure to post warning signs of dangerous conditions
- Broken hand rails or damaged stairs
- Uneven surfaces, such as cracked sidewalks or poorly designed or maintained stairwells
- Slick oils or chemicals in parking lots
The most important thing to do after suffering from a slip and fall is to contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
Visit your local emergency room immediately for an evaluation to check for serious injuries that resulted from the fall.
Once your medical condition is stable, the next step should be to contact a skilled Marion County slip and fall lawyer.
Property owners have a duty of care towards others and a responsibility to ensure their property is free of known hazards and dangerous conditions. Failure to do so means they could be found negligent by a court of law and be required to pay a premises liability settlement for the injuries that occurred on their property.
The Slonaker Law Firm has significant experience working with clients and their families who have been involved and slip and fall accidents and can offer you with zealous legal representation at your time of need.
Ronald Slonaker is well-versed in Florida slip and fall laws and will advocate for your right to the full and fair restitution you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering.
Contact Attorney Slonaker to discuss your legal options at 352-629-6656, or after hours call 352-777-8176. He is available to speak with you regarding your Florida slip and fall case.