St. Cloud Slip & Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall can happen anywhere, and this type of accident is one of the most common types of premises liability claims that occurs in Florida. While many people do not consider a slip and fall to be a serious accident, in reality it has the potential to cause significant harm to an accident victim. Have you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall in the St. Cloud area? If so, the experienced St. Cloud slip and fall lawyers at Draper Law Office are here to help. Call or contact the office today to schedule a free initial consultation of your case.
Premises Liability for Slip & Falls
Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability, which are legal cases brought against property owners who fail to protect guests from hazards on their premises. A slip and fall can happen on private or public property, and the reason for being on the premises dictates the level of care that a property owner must provide.
Visitors on the premises for the economic benefit of the property owner, such as customers at a grocery store, restaurant, or movie theater are owed the highest duty of care. In these situations, a property owner may be liable for slip and fall injuries if they failed to regularly inspect their premises, fix any hazards, or warn guests of the potential dangers that they knew or should have known about that may cause a slip and fall accident. Visitors on the premises for social reasons, such as visiting a friend at an apartment complex, are owed a different level of care. In this situation, a property owner has the duty to fix any known hazards that may cause a slip and fall accident as well as warn guests of any known dangers that could cause harm.
Slip & Fall Injuries
Injuries caused by a slip and fall can range from the mild to the severe depending on the specific circumstances of the case. While some injuries may heal on their own within a few days, others may require immediate and significant medical intervention. Some of the most common injuries reported after slip and fall accidents in Florida include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Skull fracture,
- Facial trauma,
- Neck injuries,
- Spine and back injuries,
- Soft tissue injuries,
- Bone fractures,
- Serious lacerations and contusions, and more.
An experienced slip and fall injury lawyer like those at Draper Law Office can properly assess the extent of your damages and ensure that you receive full compensation for your case. Talk to our office today to learn more.
Call or Contact Us Now
Slip and fall accidents are serious cases and the Draper Law Office in St. Cloud treats these claims with the dedication that they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, talk to our office now. Call or contact us online to speak with a lawyer and schedule a free consultation of your case today.