If you were injured as a result of slipping and falling from a leaking roof, you should hire a personal injury attorney immediately. Leaking roofs can occur at an apartment, condo, hotel, motel, gym, mall or any business you are a guest. Building owners have a duty under Florida law to properly maintain their buildings to ensure that their premises are safe and when they fail to do so, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries after a slip and fall.
To establish a slip and fall case from a leaking roof, you need to hire the right personal injury attorney. Typically, these types of cases require litigation. What that means is that a lawsuit will need to be filed against the property owner, maintenance company, etc. where the leak occurred. The lawsuits are common in slip and fall cases because the property owner’s insurance company will argue that they did not have notice of the leak, therefore are not liable for your injuries. However, this argument is misplaced under Florida law and it takes filing a lawsuit to get the insurance carrier for the property to pay you fair compensation.
Insurance companies fail to realize that their property owner always has a duty to maintain their premises. This means regular inspections, repairs, and maintenance to ensure that there are no dangerous conditions that can cause harm to their guests. When the insurance carrier argues that they did not know about the leak, this is a weak argument. Just because the property owner did not know about the leak doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have know about that leak if they had properly maintained and inspected their premises. If they had conducted regular inspections they would have noticed the defect in the ceiling or roof which caused the leak. If they did proper inspections they would have realized they had a mold issue that decayed the ceiling or roof which caused the leak. During litigation, a personal injury attorney will be able to take depositions and receive discovery documentation to prove your slip and fall case and prove the property owner was negligent.
Here at Workman Injury Law, slip and fall attorney Devon Workman has litigated and handled cases for leaking roofs all throughout Florida. He has handled slip and falls as result of leaks in ceilings and roofs from fitness centers, malls, apartments, and other businesses. Personal injury lawyer Devon Workman will fight to get you maximize compensation for your injuries which include, past medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Call today for a free consultation if you or your loved on has slipped and fall due to a leaking roof.