Contact An Attorney If You’ve Been Injured In A Slip-And-Fall
At the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A. in Miami, we are passionate advocates for injury victims, including individuals who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents. These kinds of accidents are unfortunately common, especially in places such as grocery stores and apartment complexes. Uneven terrain or wet floors should be marked for the safety of passersby. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, we can help you file a compensation-seeking personal injury claim to help cover all the costs associated with your injury.
Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Generally, a slip-and-fall accident occurs on someone else’s property such as an apartment, store, restaurant or home. The owner has a legal responsibility to maintain a safe environment for residents and visitors. If they neglect maintenance or do not provide proper warning about potential hazards, and you fall as a result, they could be liable for damages you suffered.
Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Broken railings
- Damaged walkways
- Lifted corners of rugs
- Poor lighting
- Uneven surfaces
- Wet or greasy floors
- Unsecured cords or wires
When a property owner or landlord is lax in their duties, you could be exposed to a dangerous situation that leads to bodily harm.
Injuries that can result from slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Determining Liability In A Slip-And-Fall Case
If you fell and were injured because of a property owner’s or landlord’s negligence, you may be entitled to pursue a claim and recover compensation for accident-related expenses and losses. In a slip-and-fall lawsuit, you must prove that the responsible party was liable for damages. This means you must gather evidence to support your claim that you were a victim of dangerous conditions and that the accident could have been prevented had the owner adhered to their legal duties. You must also show that either the owner created a hazardous condition or that they knew about it, but failed to act as a reasonable person would have in a similar situation, and you suffered injuries as a result.
Unfortunately, insurance companies might try to pass the blame of the accident onto you so they don’t have to pay out a settlement. Our attorney can provide the legal guidance you need to go up against the insurance company and build a strategy that tells a compelling story about the facts of your circumstances.
Strengthening Your Case With Over 25 Years Of Experience
Our firm has an established reputation for considering the needs of our clients as a top priority. Attorney Ada M. Barreto has over two decades of legal experience, during which she and her team have handled hundreds of personal injury cases, including slip-and-falls. We can help you file an injury claim against the at-fault party so that you can obtain compensation to cover all your injury-related costs. You and your loved ones shouldn’t have to be under financial strain because of someone else’s negligence. We will work diligently to help obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Need Counsel? Call Our Miami Personal Injury Attorney.
We realize that dealing with an injury that requires taking legal action can lead to a variety of questions and concerns. We are here to give you the step-by-step guidance and counsel you need to feel at ease over the direction of your case. We will get you through this unexpected setback so you can move on with your life. Spanish-speaking services are available!
For the high-quality legal representation you need, contact our office as soon as possible.