Did you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property in Miami Gardens? You may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. A slip and fall lawyer in Miami Gardens, FL can help.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss the details of your case.
Determining the Liable Party in Slip and Fall Accidents
If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident and want to know if you can receive compensation for your damages, you must first prove that there was negligence.
How might someone be responsible for your slip and fall?
Per Florida premises liability laws, you may be able to hold someone liable if they:
- Knew/ should have known about a danger on the property;
- Failed to remedy the danger or warn visitors about it.
Liable parties may include:
- Property owners
- Maintenance workers
Establishing a party’s duty of care may help prove negligence and build your case. In fact, to receive compensation from an insurance claim or lawsuit, you must prove it was someone else’s responsibility to ensure your relative safety.
For example, the law expects a person working in the area to notice hazardous conditions under which a person walking in a public space may sustain injuries. Furthermore, that worker must act reasonably to reduce the likelihood of a slip and fall, i.e., mop up excess water on the floor and place a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign.
Slip and fall victims may have sustained their injuries for many reasons, including:
- Wet surfaces with no warning signs nearby
- Oil-slick pavements in parking garages
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose cords or improperly stored tools
Whether you tripped over a loose cord or slipped on a spilled drink, liability may fall on any of the aforementioned parties.
Call 1-800-747-3733 today to express how your slip and fall accident occurred.
Your Own Fault Could Decrease Your Settlement Value
In some cases, you may share fault for your injuries. Per Chapter 768 of the Florida Statutes, someone can be up to 99 percent liable for their own injuries and still be able to recover compensation.
However, it is important to note that your percentage of liability will decrease your available compensation.
For example, you slip and fall in a grocery store while sending a text. While you may have been able to avoid the accident had you been paying closer attention, the investigation found that no warning signage existed. The investigation finds you 30 percent liable for your injuries. You would be entitled to 70 percent of your damages (e.g., $7,000 of $10,000).
Do you think you are partially at fault for your injuries? Do you think your liability negates your right to compensation? Do not assume. Speak with a representative at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to discuss your options.
Call 1-800-747-3733 while there is still time.
You Have Limited Time to Recover Compensation
Slip and fall cases are subject to a statute of limitations. Under Florida Statute § 95.11, an injured party must file a lawsuit within four years of the accident date.
When did your accident occur? Speak with our legal team today to determine whether you still have time to file a claim or lawsuit.
How Will Anidjar & Levine Help With my Slip and Fall Case?
If we represent you, our legal team can do several things to help with your slip and fall case. See how the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may able to assist you below.
Build Your Case
From collecting evidence like video surveillance footage or copies of the accident report, our legal team can take steps to build your case. This may also include establishing the liable parties, developing arguments against accusations of liability, and filing a claim or lawsuit.
Have you missed out on wages because your injuries made you miss work? Have you had to spend your own money on medical visits and prescriptions? Has your quality of life decreased, or are your slip and fall injuries permanent? We will use these factors and more when estimating the amount of compensation to make you whole.
Speak on Your Behalf
Sometimes, the liable party’s insurance company may want to settle before your case escalates into a lawsuit. In these cases, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will negotiate the terms of settlement on your behalf. We will also speak to the liable party’s insurance company, other lawyers, and other applicable parties on your behalf.
If you need assistance with scheduling appointments as they pertain to your slip and fall accident, our staff may be able to help.
What to do After the Slip and Fall Accident
Take the following actions after you suffer a slip and fall in Miami Gardens. Doing so may help your case.
Request a Report
Request a copy of the accident report so you can submit it to your lawyer as evidence later.
Seek Medical Attention
If you did not receive medical attention immediately after your accident, be sure to head to the emergency room or schedule an appointment with your doctor. The symptoms of many slip and fall injuries take time to develop. If you wait too long, you may risk your health, and it can be more difficult to tie your injuries to your slip and fall.
Seek Legal Counsel
Gather any evidence you may have collected and send it over to your legal representatives. Evidence you may have gathered can include your accident report, photos of your injury or the accident scene, witness names and contact information, and the names of employees present at the time of your slip and fall accident. A Miami Gardens personal injury lawyer will use this evidence to build a compelling case for compensation.