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I was injured in a slip and fall accident, who is liable?

In certain slip and fall accidents, property owners may be held liable for not taking the steps to prevent such an accident from occurring. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a commercial business or in the residence of another individual, you may be able to seek damages for your injury. While there may be shared fault in the cause of a slip and fall accident, certain circumstances may help your case, including unmarked wet floors, loose tiles, or torn carpeting. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to inform you of your legal options and information about your eligibility for compensation from the property owner. Expenses you may be reimbursed for may include medical bills, lost wages, and financial compensation for pain and suffering. Call Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. at (561) 689-8180 to get in touch with a member of our West Palm Beach personal injury team.


What is premises liability?

Premises liability is the legal concept that a property owner is responsible for the dangerous and unsafe conditions of their property in the event that someone is injured. These types of situations could range from slip and fall accidents inside of a home to an injury accrued while at an amusement park.

Florida premises liability law directs that the owner of the property has a duty to correctly warn invited and licensed guests of any dangerous situations and make reasonable effort to maintain the safety of their property. When injury occurs on the property of another, the property owner has a legal obligation and responsibility to compensate you for your injury.

Fortunately, the attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., are experienced in pursuing premises liability cases in order to obtain damages for the injuries you sustained, including medical bills and lost wages during recovery.


Florida children injured in bounce house

Three children were seriously injured in Fort Lauderdale when the bounce house they were playing in was lifted from the beach by a waterspout. According to a CNN article on May 26, the strong wind sent the inflated house across a parking lot and over several lanes of traffic. The children are believed to have fallen out of the house before it reached the trafficked area. The three children were immediately sent to local hospitals to seek medical treatment for their injuries and are now recovering.

The bounce house was not properly tethered to the ground at the time of the accident, causing the play area and the children to fly more than 60 feet. Bounce house accidents are common occurrences that lead to emergency room visits by children daily across the United States.

The West Palm Beach attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., believe that the negligent party that caused injury to your person should be held accountable for damages they caused, whether it resulted from an unsafe premise or a product defect. Call (561) 689-8180 to discuss your legal options with one of our experienced attorneys.

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