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What damages are recoverable in a slip-and-fall accident?

People in Florida enter on to other people's property every day. When a person is invited on the property, the owner owes the person a level of care to ensure that there are no dangerous conditions on the property. If there is a dangerous condition, which causes harm to the person, the property owner may be liable for the damages. One of the most common forms of these situations is a slip-and-fall accident.

These accidents can be minor and result in a simple bruise or other minor injury, but they can also result in very significant injuries as well. The injuries may need to be treated with extensive medical treatment and the treatment can last for a long period of time. The victim may also not be able to work and/or no longer be able to enjoy certain activities that they once enjoyed.

If a person suffers a significant injury on another's property, there are a number of damages that the victim may be able to recover. One such damage is the pain and suffering associated with a disability or physical impairment such as mental anguish or loss of enjoyment of certain activities. They also include medical bills required to treat the injury including future medical bills for rehabilitation or other necessities stemming from the injury. The victim may also recover lost wages, both past and future. In addition to all these damages, the victim's spouse may also recover damages associated with loss of services and comforts that the victim is no longer able to provide.

Slip-and-fall accidents occur in Florida quite often. These accidents can cause significant injuries to the victim. If the accident was caused by a dangerous condition on another's property the victim may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and resulting financial loss. Experienced premises liability owners understand the duty of care property owners owe their customers and may be able to ensure one receives fair compensation.

Source: Florida Supreme Court, "Standard Jury Instructions - Civil Cases - Damages" accessed on April 27, 2015

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