- Have either yourself or another take pictures of the substance you slipped and fell on.
- Look around to see if your fall was documented by a camera on the premises.
- Try to determine what the substance you slipped on is.
- Look for tracks going through the substance such as shopping cart tracks or footprints.
- Fill out an incident report and ask for a copy.
- Takedown the names of all employees, managers, and witnesses who have knowledge of your fall.
- Seek medical attention for your injuries.
Florida law is not kind to those who slip and fall in business establishments. In 2010, Florida enacted Florida Statute 768.0755 – premises liability for transitory foreign substances in a business establishment. What this statute did was put the onus on the injured party to prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge can be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that:
- The dangerous condition existed for a length of time that the business establishment should have known of the condition; or
- The condition occurred with regularity and was foreseeable by the business establishment.
The attorneys at the LaBovick Law Group are dedicated to helping people injured due to the negligence of others. If you have been injured by slipping and falling due to the negligence of a business establishment, call today for a free consultation and case analysis.