Lawyers.com > Discuss Your Legal Issue > Ask a Lawyer > Personal Injury > Can I file lawsuit for slip and fall injuries for negligence claim?

Can I file lawsuit for slip and fall injuries for negligence claim?

1 Answers. Asked on Aug 04th, 2017 on Personal Injury - Florida
More details to this question:
On July 23, 2017, at a resort in in Port St Lucie in Florida, we were given a temporary room because ours was not ready after having waited for hours. As soon as we checked in, I jumped in the bathtub to take a shower but it was so slippery and fell on my head, shoulder and hip. I hit my head very badly. My friend who was on the balcony rushed because she heard a huge noise. She thought that I fainted since i was not responding. She called the reception which took her awhile because there was no instructions on how to call. She asked them to have a medical person from the resort to check on me. surprisingly, they had no medical assistant in this huge international resort. When they came, they brought the life guard as medical assistant who obviously didn't know what to do. They refused to call 911 or any type of assistance on the basis that they did not want to take responsibility. My friend told them that there was no anti-slippery mat in the bathtub and as a result i fell due to
Answers Showing 1 out of 1
Answered on Aug 04th, 2017 at 1:09 PM

This is a problematic case - as there is a clear degree of comparative neglience/assumption of risk - when you expect to hold someone else liable because your fell in a wet bathtub/shower. Absent a substantial injury - which I didn't see described - this is a very very weak case. To the other end, if you suffered some catatstrophic injury, which I hope you didn't, the consideration for fighting through the comparative negligence issues may become stronger. 

All responses are NOT to be considered legal advice nor to be relied upon in any as such nor to establish any form of attorney/client relationship. Opinions expressed are solely informational and not a substitute for proper legal advice provided by a properly retained after thoroughly researching the issues presented.

Report Abuse
Personal Injury
Have you been injured in accident that was someone else's fault? Has a doctor's mistake caused long-term health issues? Have you been hurt by a defective product? Under state personal injury laws, you may be entitled to compensation if you are hurt as a result of another person or company's negligent, reckless or deliberate actions. Personal injury lawyers work with the victims of all kinds of accidents, including auto accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck crashes, boating accidents, plane crashes, workplace injuries and railroad accidents. You should also hire a personal injury attorney if you've been injured as a result of dental or medical malpractice, a defective product, nursing home abuse, a slip and fall accident on someone else's property or a dog bite. Your personal injury law firm can help you collect money to pay for medical expenses, temporary or permanent disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury-related expenses.
Have an Personal Injury Question?
It’s Free & Easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Top Contributing Lawyers
Mark Tischhauser, Esq.

Attorney - Florida

360 Answers, 20 Legal Topics

Patrick Johnson

Attorney - Tennessee

239 Answers, 47 Legal Topics

Michael D. Siegel

Attorney - New York

175 Answers, 25 Legal Topics

Anthony John Van Zwaren, Esq.

Attorney - New Jersey

113 Answers, 18 Legal Topics

Michael E. Fiffik

Attorney - Pennsylvania

87 Answers, 18 Legal Topics

Lori Nevias

Attorney - New York

76 Answers, 32 Legal Topics

Bruce Robins

Attorney - New York

73 Answers, 8 Legal Topics

Have a legal question?
Get answers from local attorneys.
It's free and easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Do It Yourself Legal Forms
Go

Popular Forums