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Jacksonville Premises Liability Attorney: Slip and Fall

The term “slip and fall injuries” refers to any injury sustained by a person who slips (or trips) and falls while walking through an unsafe area. It may seem comical when a character on TV or in a movie slips and falls, but the result of such accidents in real life can actually be quite severe. Sometimes costly medical care is needed, and sometimes permanent damage is done. In fact, slip and fall injuries are some of the most common bases for premises liability lawsuits in the US.

If you have been hurt on another person’s property in a slip and fall incident, contact Jacksonville slip and fall attorney Don Guthrie 904-296-1088.

Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

There are many different conditions that can cause a person to fall and become injured. Some of the more common examples include:

  • Property that is not protected or maintained during bad weather
  • Badly lit property
  • Water or another slick material that has not been cleaned off the floor
  • Aging, damaged, or otherwise unsafe property
  • Lack of any warning about dangerous conditions

Determining Blame

Property owners are considered responsible for the well being of anyone who enters their property, although their exact degree of responsibility may vary depending on their relations to visitors.

If you are injured in a place of business, it is very likely that the owner of that business can be found legally responsible. This is because business owners have an obligation to keep their property as safe as possible for customers. However, if you are injured on a friend’s private property, he is only responsible if he knew about (or should have known about) a hazard on his property and failed to warn you.

Contact a Jacksonville Premises Liability Lawyer

If you have been injured while visiting another person’s property, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. For more information, contact Jacksonville slip and fall attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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