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What Makes Slip and Fall Cases Difficult

By Viles Beckman | Dec 19, 2018

Many individuals feel as though when they suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, they can navigate legal matters on their own. However, this is not the case and there are legal complexities involved that can complicate matters.

Understanding why these cases can be so difficult can make hiring a lawyer to help you an easy decision. It’s an important step that can help you navigate matters effectively. Here are some of the potential problems that you may run into when navigating a slip and fall case.

Proving Liability Doesn’t Come Easy

One of the biggest parts of a slip and fall case is showing that the landowner fully understood of the danger, knowing that it existed, and did nothing to prevent individuals, guests, and invitees from being harmed by the hazard.

Showing this is not always easy and may require knowledge of how long the problem existed, whether the landowner was notified of the issue, and if the action they took to rectify the problem was sufficient. This is not something easily done without legal help and knowledge.

Facing the Insurance Company

Most premises liability cases are taken against the insurance company of the landowner. Whether they’re covered for renter’s insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or any other kind of property insurance, claims filed against the negligent party seek compensation from the insurance company.

The insurance company is often backed by skilled legal teams looking to protect their own bottom line. They want to prevent from paying out as much as possible, which means trying to limit their own legal liability or putting the liability on you, despite you being the victim.

At Viles & Beckman, we recognize the importance of having skilled legal advocacy on your side, making sure you understand your rights and legal options at all times. It’s very important to get someone on your side who understands Florida’s premises liability laws.

It’s important to speak with a Florida premises liability lawyer from our team who can speak with you about your issues and help you determine the next steps. Trust that we’re on your side every step of the way.

Call us at (239) 334-3933 today and speak with our team about what to expect next.