A slip and fall accident occurs when someone is caused to slip, slide or skid on a walking surface due to a dangerous flooring condition. For example, a person may walk through an aisle at a store and be caused to slip and fall due to a puddle of water in the aisle. Slip and fall accident claims are also known as premises liability claims.

If you are injured due to a slip and fall accident as a result of another person’s carelessness, negligence or recklessness, you have the legal right to seek monetary compensation from the responsible party.


In accordance with Florida Law, the owner of a property is legally responsible to ensure that their property is safe for individuals who lawfully enter the property. A property owner can be held responsible in a slip and fall claim if they had or should have known about the dangerous and hazardous condition and did nothing to rectify or remedy the condition.


To determine who is responsible for a slip and fall injury, several key factors must be evaluated:

  • Length of time the dangerous and hazardous condition was present prior to accident (This will help demonstrate that the responsible party have plenty of time to correct the problem)
  • Failure to post warnings/signs

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident make sure to inform a property manager. It is also helpful to document the accident. Take notes of the following:

  • Where the accident took place (exact location)
  • When the accident took place (date and time)
  • What injuries were sustained
  • Where there any witnesses to the accident
  • The cause of the slip and fall

Following a slip and fall accident, it is important to seek medical care immediately. Thereafter you should contact the Law Offices of Randy C. Botwinick for a free and immediate consultation.