Slip and Fall Accidents
According to FL statute 768.0755 businesses are liable for a slip and fall accident caused by some “foreign substance” only if the injured person can prove that the business establishment had knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Such knowledge may be proven by 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.
Businesses must carry insurance to cover such risks.
If you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall accident in a business establishment, call our personal injury lawyers Jeff Vastola for a free consultation.
Palm Beach County and North Palm Beach office 561-721-2500 – Treasure Coast and Stuart office 772-419-0999. Or you may call Jeff on his cell phone 24/7: 561-827-5333