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Slip and Fall

Fort Lauderdale Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

Premises Liability Claims in Florida

We each have the duty to watch where we’re going, but property owners also have a responsibility to make sure their property is safe, inside and outside of the building. While this is not always the case, if there was a defective or dangerous condition on the property that they knew or should have known about and you were injured as a result of their negligence of this duty, you have the right to be reimbursed. If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale or in one of the surrounding areas like Miami or West Palm Beach, it is important to reach out to a slip and fall lawyer immediately. At Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., our slip and fall attorneys in Fort Lauderdale have the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully represent you in your slip and fall lawsuit and to assist you in getting the reimbursement you deserve.

We can act quickly by identifying witnesses, preserving evidence, compiling proof, and ensuring that your injuries are well documented. The property owner may argue that you were at fault, acting carelessly, in order to reduce damages the court awards you or the amount you receive in a slip and fall settlement. Therefore, it is critical that you contact a lawyer today to ensure your rights are protected.

Call (954) 833-7044 or contact us online for a free consultation in English or Spanish. We’ve recovered millions and give each of our clients the attention they deserve.

How a Slip & Fall Falls Under Premises Liability

A slip and fall injury can happen at any time, in any place. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million Americans are injured from slip and fall accidents every year. Sometimes a slip and fall accident is unavoidable. Other times, a slip and fall accident is a result of a property owner’s negligence, which is why slip and falls fall under the category of premises liability. Property owners owe their visitors and residents a standard of care and are obligated to fix any dangerous or defective conditions on their properties or in their buildings.

If you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall injury, it’s to your own benefit that you call an attorney to investigate. No matter how minor or severe your injuries, if a property owner breached their duty of care to you and you were injured, you deserve to be compensated.

The most common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and nerve damage
  • Sprained wrists and ankles

Though many victims of slip and fall accidents recover quickly from sprains and fractures, some injuries can be especially severe and result in catastrophic injuries or death. The CDC reported that around 17,000 Americans die annually from their slip and fall-related injuries.

How Slip & Falls Occur

Slip and fall accidents can happen in parking lots, apartment complexes, and at schools, shopping malls, playgrounds, and more. The list of places slip and falls can occur is endless because there are a variety of factors that can contribute to an accident.

Accidents can often be caused by the following:

  • Snow and ice: Property owners have a responsibility to shovel their sidewalks and parking lots after snow or ice to ensure accidents and injuries don’t occur.
  • Stray cords and electrical wires: People often trip over unsecured cords and wires when they walk over them.
  • Wet or slippery surfaces: Floors and other surfaces can be hazardous to people when they’re wet or slippery. These can include everything from waxed floors to spills that haven’t been cleaned up.
  • Uneven surfaces: Individuals can easily trip over potholes, defective sidewalks, loose or torn carpeting, broken stairs, and more.
  • Poor lighting: When a building lacks sufficient lighting, it’s easy for visitors or guests to trip over things they can’t see.

Why Hire Us

A slip and fall accident presents unique problems for an injured plaintiff. In a slip and fall lawsuit, it is difficult to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the defective or dangerous condition. In addition, property owners often argue that a slip and fall injury was as a result of the injured person acting carelessly. This argument, if won, can reduce the amount you receive in a slip and fall settlement by the percentage you are found at fault.

The laws surrounding slip and fall injuries are complex and each case has its own unique facts and circumstances. By getting in touch with an experienced slip and fall attorney immediately, you may be able to ensure a higher success of locating key witnesses, preserving evidence, and identifying the defective or dangerous condition that caused the accident.

A professional and experienced attorney can help you recover the following damages after a devastating slip and fall:

  • Emergency medical costs, such as hospital bills and ambulance bills
  • Future costs of care, including medications, equipment, and physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

At Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., we pride ourselves on our years of experience successfully representing victims and their families in slip and fall accident cases.

Call (954) 833-7044 to reach our team of compassionate, detail-oriented slip and fall accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale. At our firm, every case matters.

Every Case Matters

Millions of Dollars Recovered in Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000

    We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.

  • Slip & Fall $2,950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.

  • Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000

    A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.

  • Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation,  we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.

  • Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.

  • Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000

    While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.

  • Auto Sideswipe $650,000

    Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.

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Client Testimonials

Real Stories, Real Recoveries
  • If we ever need a lawyer in the future they will be my first phone call

    “Ginnis & Krathen was not what I expected for a law firm. Eric and Milly are professional understanding and compassionate. If we ever need a lawyer in the future they will be my first phone call.”

    - Lisa T.
  • The best decision I made.

    “For the first time since the accident, I felt someone was on my side! I am very pleased with the settlement he negotiated for me, but more so for the personal level of service and professionalism during such a difficult time!”

    - Linda P.
  • Exceeded all my expectations.

    “I still can’t believe how they have exceeded all my expectations. They did an incredible job. I would strongly recommend them to anyone. Thanks so much. I’m so grateful a friend of my sister referred me to your office.”

    - Frantz M.
  • Knew exactly what was going on.

    “They all are friendly, and you won’t be passed off to a case manager. Any time I’ve called, I’ve spoken to an attorney or at least a paralegal. Some offices will pass you to a case manager or an intake rep. You won’t experience that”

    - Dee C.
  • Held my hand through the whole process.

    “Lissette went above and beyond the call of duty to help me. This group is awesome. They made a difficult situation pleasant and held my hand through the whole process.”

    - Julieanna J.
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What Makes Us Different?

Learn About Our Unique Legal Approach
  • Proven Record of Success

    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements, including a seven-figure case that another firm turned down.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    Our personal injury attorneys have extensive jury trial experience and have collectively tried more than 250 jury trials to verdict.

  • Extensive Medical Resources

    Our firm benefits from a qualified network of medical experts who will waste no time in assessing your injuries, no matter how extensive.

  • A Network of Support

    When you hire us, you will benefit from the unwavering support of our attorneys, legal staff, forensic investigators and more. 

  • Personalized Legal Approach

    As our client, you can rest assured that your case will receive the personalized care and attention of a knowledgeable senior partner — no matter the size.

  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the recovery that our clients deserve and have successfully settled cases that other law firms have turned down.