Slip and Fall Accidents (a.k.a. Premises Liability)

florida premises liability lawyerPremises liability cases are commonly known as “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” cases.

Premises liability is when an accident happens on someone’s property.  Negligence in a premises liability case happens when a landowner and/or persons in possession or control of a property fail to maintain, or, at a minimum, warn those who may come on the property about dangerous conditions about which they might otherwise not be aware.

An important factor in premises liability cases is what type of “visitor” you were when you were injured on the property.  Were you an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser?  Invitees and licensees are owed the same or similar duty of care by the property owner or possessor, while trespassers are owed the lowest or no duty of care.


Types of premises liability injuries:

  • Slip and falls caused by slippery floors, standing water, or ice;
  • Trip and falls caused by damaged, uneven, or poorly kept walkways or stairs;
  • Inadequate security, including surveillance and lighting, resulting in a preventable assault;
  • Construction site injuries;
  • Products falling off store shelves;
  • Pool drownings;
  • Falling trees.

The Law Offices of Reese Harvey will investigate every detail surrounding and leading up to your case to properly determine the property owner or possessor’s duty of care.  Were you an invitee, licensee, or trespasser?  If you were a trespasser we will investigate if you were a “discovered” or “undiscovered” trespasser.  A discovered trespasser is someone who’s presence was detected within 24 hours of the accident therefore the law maintains that the property owner or possessor still has a duty to warn.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall, trip and fall, or other premises liability case, you need an attorney that will aggressively fight for your legal rights.



Call us today at (561) 691-4511 for your free, no obligation consultation.