If a homeowner, business owner or public property owner in Port St. Lucie or elsewhere along the Treasure Coast has created or allowed for a dangerous condition to exist on their property causes a slip and fall injury, the negligent property owner may be obligated by law to pay compensatory damages for the injured victim’s losses. Florida premises liability law states that a negligent property owner is responsible for slip and fall accidents occurring on their property.
Protecting the Rights of Slip and Fall Accident Victims
At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals who sustained injuries on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, with the goal of securing our clients’ health, financial security and overall well being.
Slip and Fall Accidents in Port St. Lucie
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are the most common causes of personal injuries on sidewalks, in theaters, restaurants, shopping malls, bars, and many other establishments in St. Lucie County. However, most victims simply stand up and shrug their injuries off, thinking that such incidents are just a minor embarrassment. They leave the establishment’s premises without filing an incident report, only to find out days or weeks later that they may have sustained serious injuries.
Certain injuries such as broken bones, sprains, and lacerations are apparent right after a slip and fall accident. However, other serious injuries may take weeks or months to manifest. Such serious injuries include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, it’s important to inform the property owner about the accident and seek medical attention immediately. Sometimes, a seemingly minor fall may have a long-term effect on your life.
Attorney Philip DeBerard III has been providing quality legal representation to slip and fall accident victims throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975. For over 30 years, Attorney DeBerard and his legal team have helped thousands of people injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another individual or entity. With his experience, skills, and resources, he and his team can efficiently help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your losses.
While it seems easy to handle your slip and fall injury claim on your own, the establishment or insurance company you’re making a claim against will have experienced defense lawyers who will try to prove that your own recklessness or carelessness caused the accident.
Getting the representation of an experienced Port St. Lucie slip and fall accident attorney will help you hold the negligent party liable for your injuries. For a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard today at (772) 464-8000.