Publix, Slip & Fall Accident Claims
Perazzo Law Shares Best Insight for Dealing with Publix Accidents and Slip, Trip and Fall incidents in Miami
According to official statistic reports, every year over one million Americans suffer personal injuries from accidents involving stairs, steps, or ramps. This is a whopping figure when you consider that most of these accidents include individuals of all ages, despite the elderly and toddlers among the most at risk. Staircases, steps, and ramps are practically everywhere in Miami; in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, apartment buildings, literally anywhere with more than a ground floor. This may also include train stations, public building such as banks, businesses and commerces. It is the responsibility of architects, engineers, contractors, and masons to make sure staircases, steps, and ramps are properly built in terms of uniformity, elevation and inclination. Steps or staircases that are uneven or ramps that are too steep can represent risk of injury to the elderly and to those suffering from physical or mental challenges. Vertigo, for example, can cause an elderly person to lose their balance and go tumbling down a flight of stairs, with the results being multiple fractures or even wrongful death. Children are also highly at risk, with statistics revealing that a child falls down a flight of stairs every six minutes, with close to 100,000 children every year arriving to emergency rooms after falling down staircases. When this happens, it is always due to third party negligence as babies and small children are unable to determine the dangers behind stairs or steps.
According to Florida Premises Liability laws, property owners and those responsible for private or public establishments, are legally liable for any accidents resulting in personal injury in Miami brought on by improper maintenance, operating conditions, or unsafe standards which may cause an individual to slip, trip, or fall on said premises. Stairs, steps, and ramps must be kept free of any obstacle, liquid, object, substance, etc., that may lead to someone falling and hurting themselves. The property owner or responsible party may be legally liable to cover any, if not all, medical costs, lost wages, etc., as a result of their negligence to provide safe stairs, steps, or ramps on their premises. Though not as dangerous to children as to the elderly, ramps can be treacherous, especially if handrails are loose, slopes are too steep, and surfaces are slippery.How Does the Perazzo Law Firm’s Expert Staff Handle Personal Injuries that occur on Staircases, Steps, or Ramps?
Firstly, we meet with the injured party and review the case, and follow-up by gathering all medical records, accident reports, eyewitness testimony, etc. Then we may hire an expert engineer or building specialist to determine whether or not the accident scene meets with city, state, or federal building or property codes, as well as to determine if the accident scene meets the required safety standards for that particular location. For example, if a new staircase was recently built inside a commercial area, and the handrail was not fastened properly, our expert team will determine whether or not the property manager or owner was aware of the situation. Regardless, a loose handrail or slippery stairs merit investigation and compensation for any personal injuries incurred by the accident victim. Many times, it is not the property manager or owner’s who is 100% at fault, but rather the company or individual may be held partially responsible for the faulty construction work which led to personal injury. In other words, someone is legally liable for the handrail being loose and thus, a personal injury compensation claim can be brought-on by one of our personal injury lawyers specializing in slip, trip, or fall incidents on stairs, steps, or ramps.Perazzo Law Shares Best Advice for Personal Injury Claims From Accidents taking place on Stairs, Step, or Ramps
First and foremost, contact the proper authorities to report the incident. If the injuries are severe, such as a bone fractures, head injuries, or other, contact medical rescue units for immediate medical attention. In the event of receiving medical attention, keep all records and receipts of any costs for services rendered paid. Secondly, gather eyewitness testimony and get the contact information of anyone that witnessed the accident or can testify to the condition of the stairs, steps, or ramp where the accident took place. Thirdly, contact our Miami or North Miami Beach law offices for professional advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim for compensation after falling, tripping, or slipping on a staircase, steps, or a ramp in Miami.
THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM - DEDICATED TO PUTTING YOUR INTERESTS FIRST...ALWAYS!The Perazzo Law Firm provides insight into "Slip, Trip, and Fall" personal injury claims in Miami.
The first thing to know about the term Slip, Trip, and Fall, is that it basically relates to situations where an individual suffers some sort of personal injury on the property or premises of another individual, company, or business. The injuries sustained by the victim and the proof gathered by one of the Perazzo Law Firm's personal Injury attorneys, plays a fundamental role in determining if there was negligence on behalf of the property owner. Tripping over a protruding object due to poor lighting on a wet and uneven floor followed by a fall that results in a broken hip, combines a potpourri of legitimate Slip and Fall claims for personal injury compensation through litigation. Florida law dictates that an individual may present a slip and fall claim within four years of the accident.How do People Suffer Personal injury from Slip, Fall, and Trip Accidents in Miami?
A Slip & Fall accident can happen anywhere an individual is walking, jogging or running. This could be on the city sidewalk, through a drugstore parking lot, down a supermarket aisle, or while going down the stairs in a shopping mall. Any injuries suffered may hold justifiable claims for compensation if negligence can be proven by one of our Miami or North Miami Beach Slip & Fall attorneys and staff.
In all Slip, Trip & Fall cases in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm personal injury attorneys must be able to prove legitimate compensation claims to reveal that the injured party was unaware of any possible risk of injury on the premises where the slip, trip, and fall incident occurred. Furthermore, it must be proven that the property owner was aware of possible risk of injury to others, by other causing the risk, never attended to the risk in an established period of time. Our professional staff of Personal Injury attorneys have the track-record and experience to determine property owner liability.Where do Miami-Dade and Broward County Residents Suffer Slip, Trip, or Fall Accidents?
Basically everywhere. These places may include commercial spaces such as:
- Shopping Mall (stairs, escalators, elevators, parking lots, etc.)
- Hotels (swimming pools, lobby, room, gym, spa, etc.)
- Amusement Parks (rides, thoroughfares, restrooms, etc.)
- Movie Theaters
- Gas Stations
- Sports Clubs
- And many more...
Slip, Trip, and Fall personal injury litigation brought on by a victim seeking compensation claims against a commercial establishment requires top legal representation to prove negligence on behalf of the property owner, which may include liability by either one or several individuals. Miami Slip, Trip and Fall accidents also take place on Residential spaces, where on many occasions includes landlords and tenants. The landlord's duty is to make any and all affordable and feasible repairs of prolonged possible hazards to the tenant. For example; if the landlord was aware that one of the hallway floor boards was loose and a tenant is hurt after a slip, trip or fall, the landlord will mostly likely be found negligent and liable for personal injury compensation.What Happens if You Suffer a Slip, Trip, or Fall on Government Property?
First and foremost, accident victims from Slip, Trip, and Fall incidents must take into account that certain special rules and regulations apply when personal injury occurs on federal, local, or state property. Government owned or run premises contain vast provisions that include immunity with which to shield them against injury claims from slip, trip, and fall situations of their premises or property.Perazzo Law Recommends the Following Steps After a Slip, Trip, or Fall Incident in Miami.
- Contact the authorities to report the slip, trip, or fall incident to establish an official account of the accident incurred.
- Get immediate medical attention for you or any injured parties by a professional healthcare provider or a professional and established healthcare facility such as a hospital or clinic.
- Make sure to gather any pertinent information by documenting all the events that took place before and after the slip, trip, and fall accident.
- Never give a statement to the authorities or healthcare professionals on where or how the accident happened. Only give statements of the injuries incurred, not on how the accident happened.
- Contact our Miami or North Miami Beach office as soon as possible to set an appointment to discuss your slip, trip, or fall accident claim for compensation.
Many times, the property owner or insurance provider may deny negligence and claim that the injured party was partially or totally to blame for the injuries incurred. Many times, a property owner or insurance provider may claim that the injured party was a fault due to lack of common sense or awareness to any warning signs clearly posted or visible. In other words, if you see oil spilled on the floor of a gas station, don't walk over it. If the plaintiff is declared negligent then he/she may not be eligible for compensation or receive a much lower percentage of compensation for his/her injuries. In any event, Perazzo Law considers it best to contact one of our personal injury lawyers to determine whether or not you, a family member, or loved one has a legitimate case for a slip, trip, or fall compensation claim.
The Perazzo Law Firm highly recommends contacting our North Miami Beach or Miami office ONLINE or call (786) LAWS-411 immediately if you have any doubts concerning a Slip, Trip, or Fall accident that leads to personal injury in a private or public establishment in Miami-Dade or Broward County.
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