If you have suffered a slip and fall accident on another person’s property in West Palm Beach, you may be entitled to pursue a premises liability claim for compensation. Our team at LaBovick Law Group can help you hold the negligent property owner or manager accountable. Contact our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers today online or by calling (561) 623-3681 to schedule your free case evaluation.
Why Choose LaBovick Law Group?
- We have extensive experience fighting for slip and fall victims and obtaining the compensation they deserve.
- We will never settle for less than maximum compensation and have a 98 percent success rate.
- We offer dedicated and high-quality legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal fees unless we win.
Why You Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer
Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries that force victims to take time away from work while medical bills are piling up—leaving them unsure of how their life will be impacted in the future. There is only one chance to secure enough compensation to completely cover any losses and future injury-related expenses. Lawyers who specifically handle slip and fall cases have experience dealing with insurance companies that commonly devalue or deny valid claims and will ensure you are not taken advantage of. They can help you by accurately estimating the value of your claim, thoroughly investigating your accident to collect supporting evidence, and skillfully negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company on your behalf.
Common Slip and Fall Cases in West Palm Beach
Claims for slip and fall injuries often arise from accidents caused by:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Inaccurate stacking or securing of inventory
- Damaged walkways or parking lots
- Damaged floors or stairs
- Staircases without handrails or uneven steps
- Inadequate lighting
- Potholes, pits, or other open holes
If evidence can be gathered to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard or should have been aware of it, you can recover compensation after a fall in any of these circumstances. Property owners typically have liability insurance to pay for your damages, such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, etc. However, if the property owner does not have an insurance policy, you will have to sue them personally for reimbursement for your losses.
How to Prove a Slip and Fall Claim
As a victim, you must establish the following elements of negligence to hold a property owner or manager accountable for a slip and fall:
- The property owner or manager owed you a duty of care. In other words, you were invited or legally visited their property.
- The owner or manager failed to keep their property reasonably safe by removing known hazards or ones they should have known about.
- You suffered injuries as a direct result of the owner’s negligence, and they would not have occurred otherwise.
- Your injuries lead to financial losses.
Slip and fall cases are particularly challenging to prove because most of the evidence is first-hand accounts. It is critical that you seek medical care immediately to ensure your injuries are properly documented, report the accident to the manager or property owner, take photos of the area and any unsafe conditions that led to your injuries, and if there are witnesses, ask for their contact information.
We Will Fight For You
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury in a preventable slip and fall accident, contact the LaBovick Law Group at (561) 623-3681 to schedule a free consultation.