It Is Never Just a Banana Peel
Bill Allen | July 15, 2015 | Gainesville Personal Injury Law News
Everyone has heard about slip and falls. Many of us first learned about
them as a kid when a character would slip on a banana peel and fall in
the cartoons. In reality, it is rarely, if ever, a banana peel that causes
someone to slip and fall. Often, there are serious injuries that result.
It can be liquid leak left unattended, an entry rug that is worn and frayed,
or an employee not paying attention to maintaining a safe environment.
These types of cases fall under ‘premises liability’ cases.
Based on our experience, the cause of the slip or trip was something that
could have been prevented. We find that the owner knew about it, and should
have taken some action.
When someone enters a property or premises, there is a reasonable expectation
of safety. In most cases, the property owner is responsible for maintaining
a relatively safe environment, and if the owner has received ‘notice’
that there is an inherent danger or condition that can cause a serious
injury, his duty is to remedy the dangerous condition in order to maintain
the premises as a safe environment.
If the property owner does not remedy the dangerous condition, or perhaps
warn visitors that it exists, they can be held liable for causing the
serious injury. The Allen Law Firm can bring a case to the property owner’s
insurance carrier in order to protect and fight for your legal right to
compensation. We would argue on your behalf that the injury was foreseeable,
and that the property owner was placed on notice of the dangerous condition
that resulted in a serious injury that caused legal damages to you.
If you, or someone you know has been seriously injured on someone else’s
premises, whether it’s a banana peel or not, give us a call today
to discuss your case. In Florida, there is a 4 year statute of limitations,
so you don’t want to wait too long before you call. The Allen Law
Firm, a personal injury law firm in Ocala and Gainesville, can help you,
and there is no fee unless you win or settle your case.
For more information, call one of our convenient locations nearest you for help.
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