Slip and Fall
DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Slip and falls, which also includes trips, are one of the most common types of accidents individuals suffer which can lead to serious injury or even death.
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries due to a slip, trip, or fall, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages. An experienced Homestead personal injury attorney can help you determine the outcome of your case if it is brought to court, and give you the confidence you need to hold the at-fault party accountable.
Slips, trips, and falls are often a result of poorly maintained or neglected grounds and property. Property owners, whether business or residential, are expected to properly care for their grounds as to ensure the safety of all individuals – employees, customers, guests, and overall general public. This includes making sure the property does not contain debris, defective carpet, slippery substances, broken steps and more. Wintry conditions especially present as a hazard as snow, ice or rain can result in slippery surfaces. Property owners are expected to clear the grounds of these hazards immediately.
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If you were injured as a result of a slip and fall, you should immediately report it to the manager, an employee, or owner of the location and ask for a report be written. Ask that they give you a copy of the report however, under Florida law, they are not required to give you a copy. Remember to take photos or videos of the premises or have someone do this for you if you’re unable to. This is the best way to pursue proper compensation for any damages suffered as a result of your slip, trip, and fall.
For a free consultation, contact the Law Office of Leonard J. Valdes by calling 305-567-0910 or complete the form on this page. We handle all slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall cases and have helped many individuals receive compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering or lost wages as a result of missing work while injured from the accident. You’re protected under Florida state law, and understanding your rights begins with discussing your incident with a personal injury attorney.