Not all slip and fall cases involve tripping on a wet spot in a store or supermarket. Slip and fall injuries due to faulty steps and handrails may not be as common, but they can be just as severe. Our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys have had years of practice handling these types of cases, and we will make sure your rights are protected and your potential compensation is maximized. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Slip and Fall Injuries Due to Faulty Steps and Handrails | Premises Liability
If you have fallen and gotten injured on a faulty step or staircase, you absolutely have a case. These injuries can often be severe. It is imperative to receive medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident. After that, you need to contact an experienced attorney.
An attorney will preserve the evidence that will be necessary to try your case. Our firm can hire an investigator to take pictures and measurements of the faulty step to determine what exactly went wrong. This needs to be done as soon as possible because the owner of the premises will be hiring their own people to do the exact same thing. In many cases, evidence will go “missing.” Contact our office as soon as you can after a faulty step injury.
Slip and Fall Injuries Due to Faulty Steps and Handrails | City Property
Oftentimes, we get people who have been injured after they fall or trip on a curb, sidewalk, or pothole asking if they can sue the city or county that owns the property. The answer is a resounding yes. If you are hurt due to that county or city’s negligence, you absolutely have the right to go after the city or the county government. There are special rules in these cases, which is why you need an attorney that understands these laws.
For instance, you can’t sue that city or county unless you give them proper statutory notice under the sovereign immunity rules. You need an attorney with experience in suing the county or government and how to navigate that system. Similarly, you need an attorney that can tell you what the caps are on what you are able to recover from that city or county. You need an attorney that can navigate the sovereign immunity. Absolutely, you can sue a city or a county for injuries at the hands of their negligence.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident in Florida and have questions about faulty step and handrail injuries? Contact our experienced Jacksonville slip and fall lawyers at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today for a free no obligation consultation and case evaluation. Let our years of experience work for you.