Slip and fall injuries in Miami-Dade County and all over the U.S. can be very serious resulting in permanent damage, disfigurement, and scarring. Sometimes people get injured by not paying attention to their surroundings or by just being clumsy. On the other side, there are many slip and fall injuries that result from negligence of a property owner, landlord, employer, store, mall, or company.
Who is Responsible?
There are three things that must be considered in determining who is liable for a South Florida slip and fall injury.
- An employee or owner of the property that the accident occurred on must have caused the problem, such as a spill, slippery surface, torn or worn spot, or anything that causes a dangerous surface.
- The owner or an employee of the property must have been aware of the dangerous area and failed to correct it.
- The owner or an employee should have known of the dangerous situation because a “reasonable” person in charge of maintaining the property would have corrected the problem and removed it.
Some of the common serious injuries that are caused by a slip and fall accident in Miami-Dade County include:
- Torn ligaments
- Neck injuries
- Herniated discs
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- And more
Depending on the type of slip and fall injury in South Florida, you may be hospitalized, have repeated doctor visits, need surgery, physical therapy, medication, imaging, and assistive devices such as wheel chairs, crutches, braces, etc. You may also need to take off of work.
If the property owner was the one at fault that caused your slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a claim to recover damages. With the amount of medical bills, time off work, and recovery time from your injury, a knowledgeable Miami-Dade slip and fall attorney can help you with your claim. Your South Florida slip and fall attorney will fight for your rights.
Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, a knowledgeable Florida slip and fall liability premises attorney, for a consultation today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].