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Pensacola Slip & Fall Injury Lawyer

Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable

Slip and fall cases—the most common type of premises liability case—involve injuries that occurred due to a fall that occurred because of a hazard on someone else's premises. Common causes of serious trips, slips, and falls include wet floors, grease-covered floors, a carelessly placed throw rug, a faulty staircase, and other dangerous conditions that should have been mitigated by the property owner to protect guests.

If you have sustained a personal injury on someone else’s property, then a qualified slip and fall injury attorney in Pensacola can determine if you have a claim. At The Watson Firm, PLLC, our legal team possesses the experience and determinization to help you obtain the compensation you need to cover your accident-related expenses and get back on your feet.

Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur in numerous ways. You are likely familiar with “Wet Floor” signs on display in businesses after an area has been mopped, for instance. Property owners display such signage to warn their customers and visitors of a hazard that should be avoided. When a property owner or manager fails to display such warnings or fails to repair or remove the hazard in a timely manner, they can be sued for negligence.

While wet floors are a common cause of slip and fall accidents, other causes include:

  • Cables and other obstructions in walkways
  • Lack of handrails on staircases
  • Loose floorboards, rugs, or mats
  • Poor lighting that makes it difficult to see
  • Potholes in a property’s driveway or parking lot
  • Splashed grease or oil that is not properly cleaned up
  • Sudden transitions from one type of flooring to another, such as from carpet to wood
  • Trash or debris on the floor and in walkways
  • Uncleaned spills or leaks
  • Uneven or broken staircases

Contact The Watson Firm, PLLC today to get started with a free initial consultation.

Florida Slip & Fall Law

According to Florida law, specific elements must be proven for a property owner to be held liable for injuries in a slip and fall accident. When a fall occurs because of a transitory substance on the floor, actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition must be proven for the premise owner to be held liable.

It is possible to prove constructive knowledge by showing:

  • The dangerous condition has been present for a long time that the owner of the property should have known about it as part of their due care.
  • The cause of the dangerous condition is a regular occurrence, making it foreseeable.

A statute of limitations refers to a time frame for filing a lawsuit. When a lawsuit is not filed within that time period, you will forfeit your right to pursue legal action, even when the other party is responsible. For this reason, we encourage you to consult with our Pensacola slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible to leave plenty of time to file your claim before the deadline.

Determining the Value of a Claim

The value of a slip and fall claim is determined by several factors. The nature and extent of the injuries can be determined by qualified doctors and medical testing, such as X-rays and MRI scans. It is essential that you seek treatment at the hospital, from your family doctor, chiropractor, orthopedic surgeon, or other specialists. In addition to medical expenses, you may be entitled to recover compensation for loss of wages, loss of a job, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other out-of-pocket expenses. We can help you calculate your losses and fight for your right to the full amount of fair and just compensation you deserve.

Find out what your claim may be worth in a free consultation. Call (850) 607-2929 for an appointment.

Proven Results

Millions Obtained on Behalf of Florida Injury Victims

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $12,400,000 Awarded to Pensacola Car Accident Victim

    Mr. Watson represented Plaintiff in a car accident case against a trucking company that had traveled to Pensacola to perform tree-trimming work after a storm. While traveling to work, the tree-trimming truck collided into Plaintiff head-on.

  • $5,000,000 Awarded to Jacksonville Car Accident Victim

    Watson represented the family of a motorist who had sustained fatal injuries after being rear-ended by an eighteen-wheeler near Jacksonville, Florida.

  • $3,400,000 Awarded to Pensacola Woman Injured On Defective

    Plaintiff was operating a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) manufactured by Yamaha on her property (on flat terrain), when the vehicle overturned on top of her as she executed a right turn.

  • $1,000,000 Awarded to Pensacola House Fire Victims

    This case came to Mr. Watson after having been rejected by other lawyers because the Defendant homeowner had no home owner’s insurance.

  • $900,000 Awarded to Pensacola Auto Accident Victim

    Plaintiff was severely injured in a car accident. Mr. Watson located two insurance policies that were responsible for paying the damages caused in the collision.

  • $750,000 David Versus Goliath

    On the eve of trial, Pensacola Attorney Aaron Watson recovered $750,000.00 for his client, who was injured due to the conduct of a negligent corporation. After nearly two years of litigation, discovery, hearings, and depositions from coast to coast, the Defendant saw the light and settled just weeks before its January trial.

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