Slip and Fall Lawyer in Miami
Calling your personal injury a “slip-and-fall” somehow seems to mask the seriousness of the injuries that you have suffered. When you lose your balance and fall to the ground, you could suffer any one of a number of injuries, including:
While slip-and-falls are common accidents, they can result in injuries that can change your life in both the short and long term. In the immediate aftermath of your accident, you are dealing with medical bills and missed time from work, along with the physical pain from the fall. Accident victims need help in a number of different ways, including their legal and medical situations.
The Property Owner May Be Responsible for Your Injuries
The property owner or the business that was renting the property could be legally accountable for your damages in a personal injury claim. You are not expected to bear the costs of your injury when someone else is to blame. First, you must demonstrate that they are at fault. Proving this liability requires an experienced attorney who knows slip-and-fall cases.
At 388CEDA, we have a network of slip-and-fall lawyers in Miami who could help injured people in the claims and lawsuit process. We can recommend a knowledgeable attorney with the experience necessary to handle your case upon your request. As you will see below, just because you fell on someone else’s property does not automatically mean that they are liable.
Your slip-and-fall attorney would need to prove that the property owner was negligent in the circumstances of your fall. The mere fact that you fell does not equate to a negligence finding. Instead, you would need to show that the property owner acted unreasonably.
What Should the Owner Have Done to Prevent Your Fall?
Unforeseen things happen that can make life more dangerous, even when you walk in a parking lot or down the aisle at the store. People drop or spill things, and that can increase the peril for those walking in the area. The key questions in any slip-and-fall case are what the owner knew about the dangerous condition and what they did when they learned about it:
- The property owner is not automatically expected to address every dangerous condition the moment that it arises. However, they need to make reasonable efforts to discover these conditions and fix them shortly after that. For instance, if you slipped in a grocery store aisle 30 seconds after someone broke a bottle and spilled something, the property owner may not be liable.
- The owner cannot remain willfully blind to dangers on their property. Failure to make reasonable inspections of the property is not an excuse that will get the owner off the hook. In the above example, if the spill was still on the floor 30 minutes later, the property owner may not have upheld the duty that they owed you as an invited guest.
- Many of these cases will focus on what the owner could and should have done under the circumstances.
Not all slip-and-fall cases are alike. Each one will have its own facts and circumstances that could lead to different results, which is why you need an experienced slip-and-fall attorney to argue why someone else’s negligence caused the fall.
In addition to showing that the property owner was responsible, you will also need to demonstrate your injuries to be legally entitled to financial compensation. In a slip-and-fall case, many claimants suffer injuries to their neck and backs or bone fractures when they fall. The keys are to have them diagnosed quickly and thoroughly documented. At 388CEDA, we have medical professionals who can provide you with diagnostic services and care for your injuries.
When You Ask, CEDA388 Can Recommend an Experienced Lawyer
In order to have a better chance of succeeding in your claim, you will need a slip-and-fall lawyer to help present your case. They will then either negotiate a settlement of your claim or file a lawsuit on your behalf. At 388CEDA, we can recommend you an attorney who can handle your case upon your request.
We work with a network of lawyers who handle Miami slip-and-fall cases and can help you deal with what happens in the wake of your accident. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA so we can help you both get the medical care and documentation that you need and take steps towards starting the claims process. Get the help that you need!
388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.
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Why More People Are Injured or Killed in Pedestrian Accidents Recently
Several factors seem to indicate that this disturbing trend is here to stay:
- The rise in SUVs means that more drivers are traveling in heavier vehicles, causing more serious injury to passengers.
- More motorists are driving distracted since they use their mobile devices behind the wheel. As a result, they miss seeing pedestrians in the crosswalks.
- More people are moving into the urban core of their city and abandoning cars, meaning that there are more people walking.
- There are more cars and trucks on the road than at any previous point in time.
Even having a crosswalk clearly marked is often not enough to protect pedestrians from an accident. Many motorists simply drive right through the crosswalk regardless of whether a pedestrian is trying to cross the street. Florida will hit drivers with a minimum fine of $164 and up to three points on their license for failure to stop at a crosswalk. However, even these penalties do not get all drivers to stop when legally required.
As dangerous as the United States is for pedestrians, Florida is even worse. The state has a death rate almost twice as high as the national average. Nationally, 1.55 pedestrians out of every 100,000 are killed each year. Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country, with 2.73 out of every 100,00.
Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident Can Be Serious or Fatal
Because of the sheer size of the car that collides with a defenseless person, pedestrian injuries will likely be significant. Even if a person survives a pedestrian accident, they are likely facing serious bodily harm in the short and long term. Almost half of pedestrians involved in an accident will suffer an injury to their face, head, or neck. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated shoulders
No matter where you received medical treatment, you will need to have your injuries diagnosed and cared for before filing a claim or lawsuit. Even if you did not suffer critical injuries, very few pedestrians ever emerge from an accident unscathed.
If you have not yet sought medical treatment, you should do so in the immediate days after an accident. Otherwise, it would be difficult to recover money for your claim because you could not show that you were injured. Proving your injuries requires something in writing. Therefore, a full medical exam after an accident is a must. You would need a complete diagnostic check, even if you received treatment at the scene.
388CEDA’s Diagnostic and Treatment Services
As an injured pedestrian, you would need to show that you were both injured and that another driver was at fault for your injuries. At 388CEDA, we can help you with both parts of that process. Our board-certified doctors can examine and diagnose you. Resources include:
- Imaging services, including MRIs and computerized tomography
- Orthopedic care from board-certified orthopedic physicians
- Interventional medicine
- Chiropractic care
- Interventional pain specialists
Then, we can recommend an aggressive attorney to you upon request. We work with a network of lawyers who help injured pedestrians recover the money that they legally deserve after an accident. Your attorney would help you file a claim with the insurance company and give your side of the story when liability is decided. If necessary, they can sue the driver in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be agreed upon.
Contact 388CEDA and We Can Recommend Attorneys Upon Request
When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, there are numerous things to worry about, including mounting bills and your physical health. 388CEDA could help make your life easier as you seek to recover both physically and financially. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA as soon as possible, so our experienced team can get to work on your behalf. The less that you have to worry about after an accident, the more you can focus on getting better. One thing that you should not have to worry about is whether your legal rights are protected.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.