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Slip and Fall

Do you need help to pursue a Slip and Fall lawsuit in the State of Florida?


Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyer Ready to Pursue Your Claim

If you are the victim of a slip and fall injury, you need an experienced slip and fall lawyer who understands your situation. It is also critical that your attorney is well versed in recent changes to Florida slip and fall laws.

Pelayo Duran is a very experienced Miami attorney who understands the physical, medical, financial and emotional challenges that slip n' fall victims are forced to deal with.

Wide experience in representing slip and fall victims means that The Law Office of Pelayo Duran is able to provide you with the help you need to pursue your slip and fall claim.

The State of Florida has a varied legislative history in the area of Slip and Fall cases.

In April 2010 the Florida Legislature enacted a law that will make it harder for people suffering personal injuries as a result of a slip n' fall to bring a successful action. Slip and fall accidents most often involve the presence of a liquid or other substance on the floor of a store or other premises open to the public. A customer who slips and falls as a result of a substance on the floor often has no way of knowing how long the substance was there or whether the store employees were aware of its presence.

For many years Florida law required a plaintiff to prove that a business either knew of the dangerous condition that caused the fall or prove that it had existed for a long enough time that the business should have found it and eliminated it. However, in 2001, the Florida Supreme Court removed this burden of proof from plaintiffs in the case of Owens v. Publix Supermarkets when it ruled that the existence of a hazardous substance on a floor meant that the owner had failed to maintain the premises in a safe condition.

The most recent change to Florida legislation essentially reverses that Supreme Court decision. Now, slip n' fall plaintiffs will again have to prove that the situation which caused the injury was either known to store employees or that it was present for a sufficient length of time that it should have been discovered and removed prior to the fall.

There are of course many other public negligence situations in which the law can be applied. Some of these include stairways without suitable handrails, steps or staircases without uniform riser or step sizes and the presence of items on a floor which cause a person to trip and fall.


How Pelayo Duran can help

When you are dealing with the consequences of a slip and fall injury, you need the peace of mind that comes with retaining a competent and experienced slip and fall lawyer who has your best interests in mind.

When you ask The Law Office of Pelayo Duran to handle your case, you can be confident that your slip and fall lawyers will give you and your family the care and attention you need to ensure the best possible outcome.

Pelayo Duran will help you to understand the requirements of your case and ensure that every aspect is handled carefully and professionally. You do not need to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of taking on a business or organization that seems larger or more powerful than you. Proving your case in a slip and fall lawsuit relies most upon your slip and fall lawyer’s experience and competence. The Law Office of Pelayo Duran has the ability to guide and support you through the process with confidence and peace of mind.

If you, or someone you know, need help to pursue a slip n' fall claim, call The Law Office of Pelayo Duran today for a free legal consultation.

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