Dyson Law PLLC tirelessly investigates and litigates slip and fall accidents, helping clients collect damages for medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Slip and fall accidents are among the most challenging personal injury cases. Property owners have various defense options, causing some law firms to shy away from taking on these cases.
Dyson Law PLLC is experienced in handling slip and fall cases in Delray Beach and the rest of South Florida, though. Instead of shying away, we pour countless resources into investigating these cases. We understand that slip and fall accidents can lead to severe injuries, including fractures, and victims deserve compensation. We fight for our clients every step of the way, helping them recover damages for out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Property owners might have various defense options, but we use evidence to chip away at those defenses. Contact us today for a free consultation.
South Florida residents encounter various hazardous conditions that can lead to slip and falls. Some examples include:
Slip and fall accidents are governed by premises liability law. This law states that property owners owe you a duty of care. If they fail to meet the safety standards, you can file a claim and collect damages. Commercial establishments, such as grocery stores, owe the highest duty of care. You enter commercial properties as an invitee. Property owners must inspect the premises and notify invitees if there are any safety hazards. They are also required to quickly address problems that could cause you to slip and fall.
You are also protected if you visit someone’s home or a public space for your benefit, although the duty of care isn’t quite as great. You are considered a licensee in this case. Property owners must address and warn licensees of known dangers. However, they do not have to inspect the property to find and remove hazards. Thus, if you slip and fall in a park or someone’s home, you must prove that the property owner was aware of the hazard and did not fix the problem or warn you.
Through our years of practice, our team at Dyson Law PLLC has been able to secure outstanding results for many individuals and families who have suffered harm as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct.
Your Delray Beach slip and fall attorney will begin by investigating the claim to establish fault. Then, your attorney will open negotiations with the insurance company to attempt to settle your claim. If the company is not willing to offer a reasonable settlement, Dyson Law PLLC will escalate the claim by filing a lawsuit. We are seasoned trial lawyers, and our clients have been awarded millions of dollars in jury trials. While many cases don’t go to court, we will be prepared in case a trial is necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Slips and falls are common occurrences in the workplace. In most cases, you must file a worker’s compensation claim. However, you can file a civil claim if a third party caused the slip and fall accident. You can also pursue a civil case if you are a contractor instead of an employee. Because these cases are complicated, reach out to an experienced slip and fall attorney in Delray Beach before moving forward. Your attorney will review the case and help you determine which options are available to you. Doing this will help you avoid leaving money on the table after a slip and fall accident.
If you slip and fall after trespassing, you likely do not have a claim. Property owners have a low duty of care regarding trespassers. They cannot put up dangerous obstacles and hazards to prevent trespassers from entering the property. However, they are also not required to ensure that the property is free of hazards. If you are unsure if the hazards were placed intentionally or if you were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser, contact an attorney for legal advice.