Slip & Fall

Pensacola Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys

Get the Compensation You Deserve

A slip and fall can cause serious personal injury, especially to older people who may be prone to fractures from a fall. A broken wrist, hip, or ankle can be very painful and debilitating and take a long time to heal or create permanent disability. Other dangers of a trip and fall or slip and fall include head, neck, and back injuries which can be serious or cause permanent damage, from muscle tears and facial disfigurement to concussions and brain damage.

You need Pensacola slip and fall lawyers with proven experience handling injury cases.

At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, P.A. our Pensacola slip and fall lawyers fight to hold property owners responsible when their negligence is the cause of a painful slip and fall injury.

Our premises liability attorneys represent accident victims harmed in all of the following situations:

  • Wet floors
  • Falling objects
  • Objects obstructing the aisles
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Unmarked steps
  • Open elevator shafts
  • Malfunctioning escalators
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Cracked or broken sidewalks
  • Torn carpeting

Know Your Rights: Florida Slip and Fall Laws Explained

In Florida, property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn against any known dangers for the safety of persons invited on to the property, such as customers or guests, as well as people on the property for a business purpose, such as delivering mail or packages. Even trespassers may be able to recover compensation if they are injured by the willful or wanton conduct of the property owner.

Often a slip and fall or trip and fall is caused by what Florida law calls a “transitory foreign substance,” such as a food or drink spill in a grocery store or restaurant, or a box or product on the floor of a department store. Property owners are liable for these conditions when they either knew or should have known about the hazard and failed to clean it up in a reasonable period of time.

Proving that the owner had actual or constructive notice of the condition is often one of the most difficult and complicated aspects of personal injury law. Industry experts are sometimes needed to help determine how long a condition existed before the accident and whether the owner was unreasonable in not correcting the condition in time.

Alabama Premises Liability: What You Need to Know

Alabama has its own strict laws which must be followed before a property owner can be held liable for a slip and fall. First of all, the accident victim must be legally on the property at the time, i.e. not a trespasser. Also, as in Florida, the property owner must have had actual or constructive notice of the hazard yet failed to fix it or warn of the danger.

Finally, under Alabama’s strict rule of pure contributory negligence, any fault on the part of the injured party could act to prevent any recovery at all.

Maximize Your Compensation After a Slip and Fall

After a slip and fall accident, it's important to understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Our experienced Pensacola slip and fall lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal process and hold property owners accountable for their negligence. Whether you've been injured in a grocery store, restaurant, or other public or private property, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Key points to consider after a slip and fall accident:

  • Document the scene of the accident, including taking photos of any hazards or conditions that contributed to your fall.
  • Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not be apparent right away.
  • Report the incident to the property owner or manager and obtain a copy of the incident report.
  • Consult with a knowledgeable slip and fall attorney to discuss your legal options and potential compensation.

Experienced Florida and Alabama Premises Liability Attorneys

At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, P.A., our injury attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and experience to know how to properly investigate, evaluate and pursue a slip and fall claim to achieve justice and appropriate compensation for the accident victim. If you have been injured in a trip, slip or fall on another’s dangerous property, contact the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, P.A. for a free case review. We serve clients in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and across the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama.

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