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Have you been injured on another person’s property? Since 1995, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Viles & Beckman, LLC have helped clients recover the financial assistance they need in the aftermath of an unfair or unexpected injury. Your story is worth our time and attention. We know that no two injuries are quite alike and that the same accident might involve numerous, complex areas of law. That’s why the legal team you choose should be a deeply experienced one.
Why Clients Trust Viles & Beckman, LLC:
- We don’t get paid unless we settle your case or win at trial
- Attorney Marcus W. Viles is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney
- Attorney Michael Beckman has achieved some of the largest monetary verdicts in FL history
- We offer more than 40 years of experience to our clients
Premises Liability Slip and Fall Accidents
One of the most common types of accidents that is part of a premises liability claim are slip and fall accidents. Many people in a number of different settings will end up either tripping or slipping only to fall in a way where they really hurt themselves. Some common places where this will occur are stores, hotels, places of employment, public areas, and a number of different business locations.
When is a Slip and Fall Accident Considered Premises Liability?
People can slip and fall for a number of reasons on other people’s property but this does not always mean that there are grounds to file a premises liability claim. In order to file a premises liability claim, a person must have suffered an injury due to the property owner’s negligence when they were on the property as an invitee or possibly a licensee. Both are on the property with the owner’s permission and are meant to be provided with a reasonably safe environment while on the property. The difference between a licensee and invitee is that a licensee is typically on the property for their own benefit while in the case of an invitee, their presence on the property is usually for the owner’s own benefit.
In cases where the person that slip and fell while trespassing on property they were on without permission, there is likely no grounds for filing a premises liability claim. Also, the cause of the slip and fall has to be based on conditions that the property owner had control over. If a person slips and falls in a grocery store because a freezer has been leaking all day and nothing has been done then they would have a case. If a person slips and falls in a grocery store because a person spills soda and the person walking behind them steps in it then they likely don’t have a case since the cause of the fall was out of the property owner’s control.
Consider Viles & Beckman as Your Premises Liability Claim Representation
Unlike many other law firms, we do not dismiss case inquiries just because they involve relatively modest damages. Likewise, we are not afraid to take on extremely complicated or unusual cases. Our combined experience, with more than 40 years of practice in Florida personal injury law, has equipped us to competently and strategically handle virtually any kind of personal injury claim. Every victim deserves justice. Every person deserves to be heard. Don’t give up on your claim until you’ve at least scheduled a free case review with our office first.
About the Author of this Page: The above information was written or reviewed by one of the attorneys at Viles & Beckman LLC who have a combined experience of nearly 60 years: Marcus Viles, Michael Beckman or Maria Alaimo. The information provided in this article comes from years of experience trying legal cases outside and inside courtrooms throughout Florida along with extensive research.