Fort Walton Beach, FL—Head injuries are some of the more serious types of injuries a person can sustain in a slip and fall accident. A head injury may cause a person to experience immediate pain or lingering pain that worsens over time. An injury to the head might also disrupt a person’s ability to process information or worse—cause them to suffer a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
When a person suffers a head injury on public or private property in Fort Walton Beach
If an individual sustained a head injury in an accident that occurred on public or private property in Fort Walton Beach, FL, the property owner/operator may be liable for covering their accident-related expenses. This might include paying for any medical treatment they already had rendered and any care they may need in the future.
In addition, a property owner/operator may be expected to compensate a slip and fall victim for pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Why are property owners in Florida responsible for accidents that occur on their premises?
Property owners in Florida are expected to maintain their premises so that it is reasonably safe to enter and is free from hazardous conditions that are likely to cause harm to a visitor or patron. Those who fail to do so or knowingly put a visitor’s life at risk can be held financially liable if an accident occurs.
While Florida law does allow visitors or patrons to bring a premise liability lawsuit against a property owner if they suffer a head injury on their property, it also requires that a victim prove the business was aware or should have been aware the unsafe condition existed.1 The process of providing evidence to substantiate a claim against another party is called the “burden of proof.”
Browning Law Firm can help a slip and fall accident victim meet the burden of proof
Head injuries are often costly to treat and can have a lasting impact on a victim. If an individual fell on public or private property and isn’t sure if they have a case, a Fort Walton Beach, FL personal injury lawyer at Browning Law Firm can determine if a property owner/operator can be held financially liable for their injuries.
The attorneys at Browning Law Firm do offer free consultations to individuals who were involved in a slip and fall accident and can be reached at 850-344-1736.
Browning Law Firm can be reached at:
418 Racetrack Rd. NE, Ste B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547