Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in slip and fall injuries-a type of accident that might sound harmless enough but can result in painfully and debilitating injuries that can take months to recover from. Surgery, rehabilitation, and time off work can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll. Fortunately, Florida law allows victims and their families to seek personal injury recovery from the liable parties.
Recently, a jury awarded Todd Flemke $500,000 for his West Palm Beach slip and fall injuries that he sustained at a CVS Pharmacy. Flemke contends that he slipped and fell over a plug in a CVS store.
In his Lake Worth, Florida personal injury complaint, Flemke claims that the pharmacy failed to put up warning signs to let them know that cleaning was taking place in the aisle where the slip and fall accident occurred even though underwritten policy calls for caution signs. Flemke had to undergo back surgery after he developed herniated discs from the West Palm Beach fall accident.
Florida Slip and Fall Lawsuits
Property owners can be held liable for slip and fall and trip and fall injuries if they caused the condition that led to the slip and fall, or knew that there was a hazardous situation that could lead to a slip accident, but failed to do anything to remedy the safety issue. Details of what happened, how it happened, and whether there was anything that could have been done to prevent the injury incident from happening will have to be explored. Some Palm Beach slip and fall cases can be more complex to prove, and your Florida injury lawyer may have to bring accident reconstructionist experts to help with your claim or lawsuit.
Tod R. Flemke v. CVS Pharmacy, Palm Beach County
Related Web Resources:
Slip and Fall Accidents: Proving Fault, Nolo
Proving Fault in Accidents on Dangerous or Defective Property, Nolo