How is Negligence Proven in a Slip and Fall Claim?

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In short, negligence in a slip and fall claim is proven by demonstrating that a property owner’s negligence directly led to your injuries. You will need to gather evidence to demonstrate all of the basic elements of negligence, including:

  • The property owner owed you a duty of care.
  • They failed to uphold that duty
  • Their negligence led to your harm
  • You faced losses as a result

Negligence in a Slip and Fall Accident

The first step in proving negligence essentially entails showing that someone should have taken reasonable steps to ensure your safety, based on the context. This means that: 

  • You will need to show that you had a right to be on the property at the time of your injury. 
  • You must show that someone was required to keep you safe from harm during your visit.

Then, you will need to provide evidence that the property owner didn’t take the appropriate steps to ensure your safety—thereby causing you to suffer injuries. The same general concepts can be applied to other parties after you file a slip and fall claim against them, not just property owners. 

Gathering compelling evidence can be challenging for many victims, not to mention time-consuming. We can take care of this crucial aspect of your case for you.

To consult with an experienced slip and fall accidents lawyer today, call 855-686-6752

Gathering Evidence After a Slip and Fall Accident

It is important to examine your surroundings immediately following a slip and fall accident. We advise that you take photographs of the surrounding area, including any obstacles or hazards that might have caused your accident. Additionally, this is your chance to get contact information from any passersby or employees who may have witnessed your accident.

It may be difficult to go back to the scene of the accident and gather evidence, as the area may quickly be cleared to prevent further accidents.

We Can Build a Compelling Case on Your Behalf

If you were unable to document the scene after your injury, don’t worry. We can gather other sources of evidence for you, including:

  • Eyewitness statements
  • Video surveillance
  • Police reports
  • Medical documents
  • Previous complaints against the same individual
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Legal precedents
  • And more

If you retain a slip and fall accident lawyer from our team, we can use our previous experiences to shed light on your case and guide you during the evidence-gathering process. If desired, we can handle the entire process for you, giving you the opportunity to relax and recover from your ailments in peace.

The Most Common Injuries From Slip and Fall Accidents

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that head injuries and hip fractures are the most common slip and fall injuries. Looking at the numbers, slip and fall accidents cause more than 300,000 hospitalizations for hip fractures every year around the country. Additionally, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) across America.

Unfortunately, these head and hip injuries are just the tip of the iceberg. One out of five falls causes a serious injury, according to the CDC. This may include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Tissue damage
  • Broken ribs, wrists, ankles, and other bones
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Spinal injuries
  • And more

We Can Help You Seek Compensation for Painful Injuries and Other Losses

When you work with us after your slip and fall accident, we will establish a fair value for your case. We will consider the big picture of your losses, both past and future. 

Your compensable losses may include:

  • Medical bills: Including hospitalizations, surgeries, physical therapy, medications, emergency room visits, and more
  • Lost income: Reflecting the days you had to miss at work because of your injury, as well as your estimated future lost income
  • Pain and suffering: Reflecting the physical pain and challenges brought on by the injury
  • And more

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Bogin, Munns & Munns Serves Slip and Fall Victims in Orlando

Here at Bogin, Munns & Munns, our attorneys have made it our mission to fight for accident victims across Central Florida. When you turn to our services after a slip and fall accident, we understand you are coming to us during a challenging time.

Together, we can examine your legal options and develop an action plan to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering. For over 40 years, we have been there for the families in our communities. We can help you prove negligence in a slip and fall claim, using our legal experience to help you gather evidence and navigate the laws that affect these unique cases.

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Call the Boggin, Munns & Munns Team Before Your Case Passes the Statute of Limitations

As you look to the future and consider your next steps, just keep in mind that Florida Statutes § 95.11 establishes a general four-year statute of limitations on slip and fall lawsuits in Florida. Any claim filed after this four-year timeframe is subject to dismissal, effectively preventing you from recovering any economic or non-economic damages. 

To learn more about filing a slip and fall claim with Bogin, Munns & Munns, contact a representative today at (407) 578-9696 to get started with your free consultation.

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