Slip & Fall

In a Florida slip-and-fall case, an injured person needs to prove three things to the court:

  • The property owner or business owed a duty of care to the injured person. For example, when a store is open for business, it is the same as if they have asked you to come in and shop. When a business invites someone onto their property, they need to make sure that their property is safe.
  • The property owner or business didn't use reasonable care in maintaining or operating the property. The court decides what is reasonable in each case based on the evidence.
  • Because the property owner or business didn't use reasonable care, a person was injured.

A Florida slip-and-fall case must be filed within four years of the date of the injury. After that time, the statute of limitations, or time limit, will have run out, and you will not be able to start a case.

These items can become very complicated in a Florida slip-and-fall case. If you have been injured, an experienced Florida slip-and-fall attorney can help you decide if you have a case and present the best proof to the court.

If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Florida Keys 

Attorney and Key West Lawyer Maggie Gutierrez and the Law Office of Margaret 

M. Gutierrez, P.L. for a consultation and to evaluation of your claim.

At the Law Office of Margaret M. Gutierrez, P.L. we will provide you with over 23 

years of legal experience of a former insurance lawyer, Maggie Gutierrez. 

Whether your case can be resolved through mediation, or requires litigation, let 

the experienced Florida Keys Personal Injury Attorneys the Law Office of 

Margaret M. Gutierrez, P.L. work for you.