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An Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help You Prove the Property Owner’s Negligence


“In order to retrieve full compensation for your injury, you must prove that the property owner was negligent in the property’s upkeep or repairs.”

An experienced slip and fall attorney at Saunders Law Group in Lakeland and Bartow, FL, can represent you if you have sustained an injury on someone else’s property due to their negligence. Injuries from a slip and fall accident can range from minor to severe. Our attorneys, Thomas C. Saunders, K.C. Bouchillon, and J. Matthew Kelly, can build evidence of the property owner’s negligence so you can focus on healing. If you or a loved one suffered an injury on another party’s property, contact our law firm today to schedule your consultation and discuss the legal options available to you.

Proving Negligence after Slip and Fall Accidents

Florida law makes it the burden of the injured party to prove that the cause of the incident was present long enough that the property owner should have corrected it before the accident took place. Slip and fall accidents are common in grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping malls where product spills occur frequently. Resulting injuries can range from minor, such as a sprain or broken bone, to devastating, such as a brain injury or spinal cord injury. Victims may suffer permanent damage, including paralysis.

An unsafe walkway causing a man to slip and fall
Slip and fall accidents may occur due to wet or oily floors from a roof leak or product spill, unsecured rugs or carpet, extension cords, damaged thresholds, floorboards, sidewalk steps, and more.

It can be difficult to prove that the cause of the accident was present long enough for management or the owners to be aware of (and correct) the situation before an accident occurred. If, for example, the leak resulted from the roof or an overhead air conditioner and had been leaking for several hours or even days, we can prove the property owner did not take the necessary steps to correct the problem. Slip and fall accidents may occur due to wet or oily floors from a roof leak or product spill. They can also result from unsecured rugs or carpet, extension cords, damaged thresholds, floorboards, sidewalk steps, and more.

If you or someone you know has been hurt on someone else’s property, it is important to contact an attorney quickly, because property owners and their insurers may destroy crucial evidence such as surveillance video and incident reports if the proper steps are not taken to preserve them.

Other Types of Premises Liability

In general, a premises liability case is almost always the result of a property owner’s negligence, causing a personal injury. They are often due to the property owner’s failure to maintain the property and make necessary repairs. There are a number of other types of premises liability cases that can occur, including: 

  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Inadequate security
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Fires
  • Water leaks and flooding
  • Exposure to toxic fumes or chemicals

The Importance of Working with Skilled Attorneys

Our attorneys can help you prove the negligence of the property owner and hold him or her liable to secure you the maximum compensation for your injuries. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident to gather the necessary evidence. Backed by decades of experience, we will strive to ensure you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages for time off work, pain and suffering, and more, if necessary. 

Schedule Your Consultation

If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact our office immediately. From there, we can handle speaking with the property owner and insurance companies.

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You can trust your family, business, or personal injury case to our compassionate but objective attorneys.

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480 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830

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Lakeland, FL 33803

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