What Is the Average Florida Slip and Fall Settlement?

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. August 28, 2022

Average Slip and Fall Settlement in Florida

According to the slip and fall settlement examples listed on this page, the typical Florida slip and fall settlement is anywhere from $300,000 to $850,000. An experienced personal injury attorney will have the knowledge and legal background necessary to give you an accurate picture of the compensation you may be able to recover.

If you are ready to fight for the recovery you deserve in the aftermath of your Florida slip and fall accident, contact an experienced slip and fall attorney today.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a Florida slip and fall accident, you may have a legal claim for compensation. But when it comes to Florida slip and fall settlements, exactly how much might you be entitled to recover? 

Many people wonder whether there are any average slip and fall settlement amounts in Florida. In fact, the amount of your potential recovery may vary significantly from that of another slip and fall victim. 

Determining the appropriate amount for slip and fall injuries settlements can be complicated. Thus, it is imperative that you work with an experienced personal injury law firm that can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. 

The personal injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk know what it takes to navigate a typical slip and fall settlement. Our team of legal professionals can help you determine the value of your potential recovery based on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.  

Overview of Florida Slip and Fall Settlements

Every case is different so an average settlement amount is difficult to determine for a slip and fall or any other type of personal injury claim. Florida slip/trip and fall settlements depend on the circumstances unique to each case.

Several factors that might affect a Florida slip/trip and fall settlement include:

  • Negligence of the business or landowner;
  • Existence of a dangerous condition on the premises;
  • Ability to prove that the business or landowner created the hazardous condition, knew of the condition, or should have known of the condition;
  • Whether the business or landowner failed to repair the condition or to warn others about the condition;
  • Contributing negligence of the injured party;
  • Whether the injured party was lawfully on the premises;
  • Severity of the injuries;
  • Ability to prove the injuries were caused by the slip/trip and fall; and
  • Extent of damages, including past and future lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Because Florida slip/trip and fall settlements depend on the specific facts of each case, it’s best to discuss the details of your situation with our slip and fall injury attorneys.

Examples of Recent Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Slip/Trip and Fall Settlements

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has represented over 20,000 injury victims, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Below are some examples of recent trip and fall accident settlements we recovered for our clients. Of course, we can never guarantee the same or similar results. However, we hope that these case examples provide you with an idea of the types of compensation our attorneys can help you pursue.  

$650,000/FLORIDA PREMISES LIABILITY/Neck, Shoulder, Low Back, Herniations, Neck Surgery, Radiating pain into shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tear, Shoulder Surgery/ 2021

The client was walking through a commercial establishment when the client slipped on a foreign substance. 

Our client was transported to the emergency room where she complained of neck, shoulder and lower back injuries. 

The client began to treat with medical doctors who prescribed MRIs of the neck and lower back which revealed numerous herniated discs.   All conservative treatment failed which resulted in a neck surgery to alleviate the neck symptoms which included radiating pain into the shoulder and arms.  The shoulder pain continued after the surgery.  An orthopedic surgeon that specialized in shoulder surgery ordered an MRI of the shoulder which revealed a rotator cuff tear.   The client underwent a shoulder arthroscopic surgery to repair the rotator cuff injury. 

The store alleged the employees were not aware of the foreign substance and were not at fault.  The most the store would offer to settle the case before suit was filed was 65,000.

A video of the incident which included several hours before the fall revealed that other patrons had slipped in the foreign substance.   The video revealed the foreign substance was on the floor for a lengthy period before our client’s fall and none of the store employees that walked by the spill paid attention as per the store’s policies and procedures.  

Suit was filed and depositions of multiple store employees were taken which revealed they did not follow store policies and procedures.

$300,000.00/ Florida Trip and Fall Accident / Shoulder and Wrist Injuries / Lee County, FL

In late 2018, our client was walking into the clubhouse at her condominium complex. Our client tripped over a rug that had been rolled up and placed in the doorway.

The rug had been placed there by an employee of the complex. As a result of her trip, the client fell onto her left side and badly fractured her left shoulder and wrist. The shoulder and wrist each required surgery and inpatient rehabilitation.

After the client was released from the rehabilitation facility, the complex’s insurance company reached out to the client and assured her that they would “take care of everything.” When communication with the insurance company broke down, the client called Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.

It was only after Abrahamson & Uiterwyk sent the insurance company a formal demand for payment that the insurance company became open to negotiation.

As a result of several subsequent telephone conferences with the insurance company, Abrahamson and Uiterwyk settled the claim for $300,000.00.

$850,000 Premises Liability Settlement 

Our 49-year-old client was injured when she sat on a fitting room bench at a department store. The bench collapsed, and Plaintiff fell to the ground. As a result of this incident, Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries to her hip and back. We settled her premise liability case for $850,000.

$689,000 Florida Slip and Fall Premises Liability Settlement

Our client sustained a back injury when he slipped and fell at a Wal-Mart. We settled this case for $689,000.

$650,000 Trip and Fall Premises Liability Settlement

We obtained a $650,000 settlement for our client who tripped over cables and fell headfirst into a concrete barrier.

Feel free to browse other premises liability case results featured on our website.

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What Factors Will Most Impact the Amount of my Florida Slip/Trip and Fall Settlement?

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Whether you can settle your premises liability claim may depend on whether you can prove the defendant’s negligence.

To provide liability for your slip/trip and fall, Florida requires that you establish the following:

  • You were legally on the property,
  • The business or landowner had a duty to inspect the property and to keep it reasonably safe,
  • The business or landowner breached this duty by failing to take reasonable steps to remedy the danger, and
  • This breach caused your injuries.

It is important to note that you must be able to prove each of these elements to have a successful slip and fall claim.

Also, the following factors can affect the amount of your Florida slip and fall settlement:

  • The extent of your damages, and
  • The amount that your negligence contributed to your injuries.

Our lawyers can help maximize your settlement amount by assisting you in showing that the defendant is liable. We can also help you calculate your damages for a fair settlement.

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What Evidence is Most Critical For My Florida Slip/Trip and Fall Settlement Case?

As the plaintiff, you and your attorney must present evidence of the defendant’s liability for your fall. Evidence that is critical in a Florida slip/trip and fall case can include:

  • Photographs of the dangerous condition and the surrounding area,
  • Statements from eyewitnesses,
  • Physical evidence like the shoes and clothing you were wearing at the time,
  • Surveillance footage of the accident,
  • Expert opinions and statements, and
  • Medical bills and treatment plans.

The evidence you gather can increase your ability to prove your claim and maximize your slip and fall settlement. Our experienced premises liability attorneys can help you gather and present critical evidence in your case.

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How Do I Know If I Should Hire a Lawyer for my Florida Slip and Fall Claim?

Many people believe that they do not need an attorney to help them navigate the Florida slip and fall settlements process. And it is true that there is no legal requirement stating that you need to have an attorney. 

However, more often than not, hiring a lawyer is your best option to ensure you get the most favorable outcome in your case. Premises liability and personal injury laws are complicated. Getting a free consultation with an attorney can help you get a better understanding.

Also, negotiating a fair settlement is difficult for people inexperienced with negotiating tactics. Without the help of a lawyer, you risk losing out on valuable compensation that you may deserve. If your case involves any of the following, seek legal assistance as soon as possible:

  • Your accident resulted in severe, long-term, or permanent disabilities;
  • You have substantial medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering; or
  • An insurance company refuses to negotiate a settlement offer.

Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal process, giving you more time and energy to recover from your injuries

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Speak with an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney About Your Claim

If you have been injured in a slip/trip and fall accident, consult with our experienced personal injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.

For over 30 years, our team of personal injury lawyers has fought to get injury victims the compensation they deserve. Let us put this experience to work for you.

Here’s how our attorneys have helped our clients collect over $800 million dollars to compensate for their injuries. We will strive to recover the compensation you deserve. 

If you are still on the fence, here’s how we can help. Contact our trusted lawyers online or call us at 1-800-538-4878 to schedule your free consultation.  We offer a no-fee guarantee, so you will never pay us any fees or costs unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.

How Do I Know If I Should Hire a Lawyer for my Florida Slip/Trip and Fall Claim?

Many people believe that they do not need an attorney to help them navigate the Florida slip and fall settlements process. And it is true that there is no legal requirement stating that you need to have an attorney. 
However, more often than not, hiring a lawyer is your best option to ensure you get the most favorable outcome in your case. Premises liability and personal injury laws are complicated. Getting a free consultation with an attorney can help you get a better understanding.

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