Accidents will happen. And in some cases, they can cause catastrophic injuries. But if the accident was caused by the negligence of someone else or something outside of your control, it is important to seek advisement from an Aventura personal injury attorney to recover compensation for your medical bills, damages, and lost wages. One of the most common types of accidents in South Florida is slip and fall. Many establishments try to take precautions to prevent these types of accidents, but they do happen, especially if there is negligence involved. But in order to win a slip and fall case, you need to prove that the person or establishment is liable for the accident.
Usually, a slip and fall attorney in Aventura will have to determine: A) Who are the parties that are potentially liable for the accident? And B) Were those parties negligent in causing or failing to prevent the fall? The slip and fall attorney also has to be able to defend any claim that his client caused or contributed to the accident.
In building a slip and fall case, the injured person must prove one of the following:
The property owner – or employee of the establishment – failed to recognize a dangerous condition that any “reasonable” person would have recognized, and failed to remedy the situation prior to the accident given they had ample time to do so.
Or the property owner (or employee) caused that hazardous condition that caused the slip and fall accident – example, leaving an obstacle in someone’s path not foreseeing it would cause an accident.
The term “reasonable” often appears in slip and fall cases because in order to determine if the person was negligent, the property owner had to have failed to see a hazardous situation and remedy it as an otherwise reasonable person would have.
And finally, in filing a slip and fall case in Salt Lake City, the plaintiff has to show that he or she did not cause the accident or contribute to it in anyway. The slip and fall attorney may ask the victim questions like:
Were you doing anything that would have prevented you from noticing the hazard around you – example, texting while walking, or otherwise being distracted?
Did you have lawful access to the area or did you have a legitimate reason to be in the hazardous area?
Were there sufficient warning signs, and did you fail to utilize other safety measures that could have prevented the accident?
Slip and fall accidents are fairly common in South Florida, and sometimes it can be an uphill battle to win a settlement. That is why you need a personal injury attorney with years of experience in the business who can fight to get you what you rightfully deserve. The Aventura slip and fall attorneys at the law offices of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA have successfully helped countless accident victim recover the compensation needed to account for their medical bills, damages, and lost wages.
Accidents are traumatic enough, hiring an attorney shouldn’t add to the stress. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA if you find yourself in a slip and fall situation and you feel you need a great attorney who will put you in the best position to rightfully collect compensation for your ordeal.