As the name suggests, slip and fall accidents are those where you slip or trip on someone’s premises or property. Thousands of people suffer this kind of injuries every year but not all of them get the compensation they deserve. The accident could be slipping on a wet floor, on stairs that are defective or over a rough patch.
TYPES OF ACCIDENTS
There are many types of accidents that fall under premises liability law. Some of the most common personal injury lawsuits are filed after the following accidents occur on someone else’s property:
- Falling On Unmarked Wet Floors
- Sidewalk Injuries Due To Improper Maintenance
- Improper lighting
- Falls From Torn Carpet
- Falling Through Stairs That Are In Disrepair
- Falls inside a retail store, grocery store, or shopping mall
WHO IS AT FAULT?
The party at fault regarding an injury will depend on the situation and the property. The law requires property owners to take reasonable steps to keep their property in safe condition. If the property is neglected and you are injured because of it, in all likelihood the property owner is at fault and may be liable for providing financial compensation to cover your injury and pain and suffering. Now, a property owner does need reasonable time to perform some set repairs. If, for example, a handrail is damaged in the event of a hurricane and someone is injured using the handrail a few hours later, the property owner may not be the responsible party simple because they did not have the chance to perform necessary repairs. Ultimately, every case is different, which is why if you have been injured, you need to contact a South Florida personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact a South Florida personal injury attorney as soon as possible. BHD Law Firm, a Miami Personal Injury Law Firm, can evaluate your case to make recommendations to maximize your recovery. You have a right to recover damages that you may not be aware of. It’s important to work with an experienced attorney in order to make sure that your claim reflects the true value of your financial losses as well as your suffering.