Slip and fall accidents can be very dangerous. Many slip and fall victims end up with injuries to their neck, arms, back, and legs. However, in some severe cases, those falls result in the victim experiencing head trauma.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of hip fractures and brain injuries.
The victims of such accidents are often unable to work for extended periods of time. Some of these accidents even cause lifelong paralysis. Filing a claim to protect yourself and your future when you are the victim of a Slip and Fall accident is crucial.
A slip and fall accident victim must prove that the business owner in question had knowledge of the dangerous condition that lead to the accident and should have taken action to prevent the injury. Florida Statute 768.0755 below outlines what is required to make a claim.
768.0755 Premises liability for transitory foreign substances in a business establishment. –
(1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that:
(a) The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or
(b) The condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.
(2) This section does not affect any common-law duty of care owed by a person or entity in possession or control of a business premises.
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