Miami Slip & Fall Attorneys

Accidents - Slip & Fall

Whether it’s an unaddressed spill on a floor, a faulty railing or step, an obstruction of some sort, or any other factor a property owner knew about but did not address, you’re left dealing with a host of issues that were no fault of your own. You don’t have to put up with this. You can file a slip & fall lawsuit against the property owner whose negligence had a negative impact on your life.


  • Wet floors and walkways
  • Ice and snow
  • Cluttered aisles and fallen merchandise
  • Damaged floors and floor coverings
  • Elevators and escalators

Slip & Fall FAQ
What is Florida slip and fall statute?

768.0755 Premises liability for transitory foreign substances in a business establishment.—
(1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that:
(a) The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or
(b) The condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.
(2) This section does not affect any common-law duty of care owed by a person or entity in possession or control of a business premises.

What constitutes a trip hazard?

Any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack is defined as a ‘trip hazard’ by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Trip hazards are a legal liability because the ADA demands strict compliance.

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