Slip and Fall Injury in a Public Property

Jan 6, 2020

Have you had a Slip and Fall Injury in a Clothing Store, Supermarket, Gym or Restaurant? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Did you know? In the State of Florida, you can recover damages if the retail store is considered negligent. Even if both parties are considered negligent, you can still be compensated for damages.

What is a Slip and Fall? As explained in Wikipedia – A slip and fall injury, also known as a trip and fall, is a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) on the premises of another and, as a result, suffering injury.

If you had slip and fall injury in a public property, you can still pursue a legal matter for compensation. For example, if you fall on the sidewalk, the government may be at fault. However there are procedures that need to take place, and you should consult a Personal Injury Attorney expert as soon as possible, as these cases require you to act fast.

When suing a property owner to receive compensation for damages, the property owner must be proven negligent. Moreover, if the property owner did not know of the issue but there was an issue that needed attention, the property owner can still be deemed negligent.

After a Slip and Fall, you should seek medical attention immediately. Did you know? Injuries may not seem serious at first but can cause long-term damage. In addition, when you fall in a public property / retail store, visiting a doctor to analyze possible injuries serves as documentation that may be used in the lawsuit.

Many people may say that a Slip and Fall case is not complicated, but it is! Proper steps need to be taken in order to win a lawsuit case in your favor.

  • You need to prove that the property owner was negligent
  • You need to gather medical records
  • You need to meet court deadlines
  • Negotiate with insurance company and attorneys

If you are not represented by a lawyer, you could lose! Contact the experts in Personal Injury / Slip and Fall at Lawlor & Associates. We will fight for your right and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation at (561) 375-3500 or email us at