The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) provides historical data about Miami’s rainfall, which generally shows that the city receives a substantial amount of rain. You may not need statistics to understand that Miami gets its fair share of rain, and those who own property in the Miami area should also be aware of rain and the threat that it can cause as a slipping hazard. Such property owners must take precautions to combat rain-related slipping hazards if they are to protect those who visit their property from danger.
Not all property owners take the necessary steps to protect those such as yourself or your loved one from slipping, falling, and being injured. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for details about how a Miami slip and fall caused by rain lawyer may assist you.
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Rain and Other Slipping Hazards
Any property owner has a responsibility to ensure the safety of their premises, and they could be liable when slipping hazards cause a visitor on their property to slip and become injured. Categories of property owners who may be liable for slip and fall hazards include:
- Business owners
- Local, state, and federal governments
The Florida Bar notes how the legal status of the person who is injured on a property could be a consideration in a premises liability case, but property owners may generally owe a duty of safety to those explicitly or implicitly invited onto their premises.
A property owner must ensure in some way that, to protect visitors from rain-related hazards, they:
- Identify areas of the property that are likely to accumulate puddles or slick spots
- Have equipment such as foldable signs ready to alert visitors to the presence of puddles and slick spots
- Have equipment such as towels, mops, and squeegees on hand to dry wet areas as quickly as possible
- Train staff properly to respond to slick spots and puddles when the owner is not able to do so on their own
- Make repairs to the property, such as leveling potholes, creating natural water runoff, and installing slick-proof flooring to reduce the number of slipping hazards
A property owner who does not account for the danger that rain poses to visitors to their premises could be failing in other safety-related ways. They may overlook or fail to repair other hazards on their property, which could lead to slip and fall accidents, injuries caused by falling objects, instances of electrocution, and criminal acts that are permitted by negligent security.
A property owner could be the primary party responsible if you or a loved one has been injured because of a slip and fall accident caused by rain. Speaking with the team for a Miami slip and fall caused by rain lawyer could help you understand how to pursue compensation to cover your accident-related losses. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
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Slipping and Falling May Cause Serious Injuries
The unexpected loss of balance that comes from slipping could cause serious force when you hit the ground. Depending on the specific mechanics of your fall, your injuries could be quite serious. Slip and fall-related injuries may include:
- Fractured skull
- Fractured tailbone
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones in your arms and hands
Every fall is completely unique, and you or your loved one may have suffered injuries aside from those listed above. The symptoms of fall-related injuries may include brain damage, chronic physical pain, limited mobility, loss of consciousness, permanent disability, and recurring conditions such as headaches. The symptoms you experience may depend on the nature and severity of your injuries.
Your lawyer will work with your doctors to ensure that you receive the care that you need and document your injuries. The health effects of slipping and falling could be central to your case for compensation.
Injuries and Other Possible Losses
The injuries that you suffer from slipping and falling could produce a number of related losses. In extreme cases, you may lose a loved one because of injuries they suffered as the result of a slip and fall caused by rain or other dangerous conditions.
If you or a loved one was injured during a slip and fall, then your losses may include:
- The cost of emergency transportation and care provided in an emergency room
- The cost of being hospitalized
- Other medical costs, which may include surgery, tests, follow-up visits, and rehabilitation for your injuries
- The cost of medication and counseling for any psychological harm that your accident has caused
- The income you lose while you are injured
- The perpetual loss of income if you are disabled in a permanent way
- Diminished earning power if you can work only in a limited capacity
- Pain and suffering
Your lawyer will work with you and your doctors to determine all of the losses that have come from your slip and fall accident. The property owner who allowed dangerous conditions to exist may be responsible for some or all of your losses.
Your lawyer may be able to handle as much of your lawsuit as possible. This may include them interviewing witnesses to your accident or the dangerous conditions that led to your accident, gathering evidence, hiring experts, calculating the value of your losses, and handling all of the administrative responsibilities of a lawsuit.
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Our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine works on a contingency-fee-basis. The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that, because of this pay structure, you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket cost to hire your lawyer, nor will you have to pay anything upfront. Your lawyer will only get paid if they secure compensation for you or your loved one.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to find out how a Miami slip and fall caused by rain lawyer may help you seek any compensation that you deserve.