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More than 21% of hospitalizations are due to slip and fall injuries. These injuries can happen at work, in the grocery store or in a parking garage. These injuries can be very serious and put you in an extremely vulnerable situation.

You need accurate information about your legal options when that happens. Beharry Law will keep you informed about your rights.

What are the differences between Slip and Fall, Premises Liability and Personal Injury Claims?

Personal injury is any bodily injury caused by negligence of another party. Personal injury law covers premises liability, but only injuries that are caused by negligence of the property owner or manager.

Here's a list common accidents that fall within the scope of premises liability

  • Slip and fall
  • Inadequate security
  • Dog attacks
  • Electrical accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents

Slip and fall injuries are only one category of premises liability claims.

Anybody who manages a property has the responsibility for the safety and security of all visitors to their land. Here are the top ten most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents in Miami.

  • Poor housekeeping
  • Failing to secure a hazardous site
  • Broken steps or flooring
  • Waxed or wet flooring
  • Uneven ground
  • Poor lighting
  • Obstructions and debris
  • Signage is missing

The summer months in Miami are often rainy. This can lead to slip-and-fall accidents. Owners and managers are responsible for ensuring safety when the weather is poor.

It's possible to make a claim if an injury was caused by slippery steps, wet walkways or snow-covered roads. The court can hold the manager or owner responsible if they were aware of dangerous conditions and allowed to rectify them.

How to respond to a Miami Slip-and-fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can occur at any moment and anywhere. This could cause you to feel unsure of your options. These steps will help you stay in control of your situation.

  • Until you are certain about your safety, make sure to check for injuries.
  • Photograph the scene and any negligent conditions.
  • Report any hazardous conditions, falls, or injuries to the establishment/management.
  • To treat your injury and to document it, consult a specialist. For a complete medical evaluation and treatment, you can also call your primary care doctor. This is important to do as soon as possible after your slip-and-fall accident. You will be able to establish the cause of the fall and receive documentation to help you heal.
  • An EMS report is created to document your injury if you require an ambulance. This report can be requested. An internal incident report may also be available if you are injured in an accident at work. It is essential to document your injuries and the extent of the damage you sustained.
  • For personalized legal advice, contact Beharry Law.

It can be difficult to file an insurance claim or seek compensation from the negligent party. These steps will help you get started, but it is important to consult a slip and fall lawyer to ensure you understand your rights and protect them.

Slip and fall accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including severe ones. A person could sustain one or more of these injuries.

  • Head injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries

Each of these injuries can lead to serious complications. TBI can even lead to death in some cases.


In a Slip-and-fall Accident, proving liability

Slip and fall injuries are not always easy cases. Your attorney must prove that the property manager or owner was negligent, and that you were injured as a result. You must choose one of the following:

  • The property was neglected by the owner or manager
  • Managers and owners created dangerous conditions that lead to injuries.
  • Managers or owners knew of dangerous or dangerous conditions but failed to inform you.

There may be other factors, such as the duration of the conditions. An attorney is the best way to prove liability in a slip-and-fall accident.

Q. What if I'm partly to blame for my Slip and Fall Accident?

Fault can get tricky. Even if you think you may be at fault for the accident, consult an attorney to help you determine your liability.

 

Q. What Compensation Can I Get for My Slip-and- Fall Accident Claim?

Slip and fall accidents can result in a payout of anywhere from several hundred dollars up to thousands of dollars. What factors affect the final settlement amount for a slip and fall accident?

The type and severity your injury is what's most important. You are entitled to more money to cover or recoup your expenses if you have higher medical bills and lost wages. The following factors are also important:

  • Collect evidence that is both credible and large in quantity
  • Continued care is required for your injury
  • Both emotional and physical pain and suffering can be caused by both mental and physical causes
  • All medications that you are required to take or pay for

These figures all have an impact on the amount of your claim.

 

Q. What to do if my loved one dies in a slip and fall accident in Miami?

Specific standards govern wrongful death lawsuits in Florida. The law provides that a "personal representative", which is a person who can prove the death of a loved one was caused by negligence, may seek damages.

Personal representatives are only available to immediate family members (most commonly a spouse, parent, or adult child). The claim can include economic losses, funeral costs, mental suffering, and other expenses.


Q. How long do I have to sue after a Miami Slip-and-fall accident?

You have four years to file a slip-and-fall lawsuit in Florida. However, there are factors that may shorten or extend this time. This is why you should contact an attorney immediately after your injury. A wrongful death case is also subject to this four-year statute.

 

Q. What should I tell the insurance companies if they contact you?

You shouldn't admit fault or accept a settlement without consulting a lawyer. It is best not to speak with the opposing party, their insurer, or any other lawyers representing their interests. Just direct them to your attorney.

 

Q. Can I sue my landlord if I slip and fall?

Your landlord must make sure that your property is free from hazards. You may be able to prove that your injury was caused by negligence on the part of your landlord. For more information, call our lawyers.

 

Q. Can I sue Airbnb for a slip-and-fall injury?

The Host Protection Insurance program provides coverage up to $1,000,000 per incident for injuries sustained during Airbnb stays. To learn more about your rights and the available remedies, it is important to consult an attorney.

 

Q. How much upfront do I need to pay for a slip-and-fall attorney?

Beharry Law is a contingency-fee firm. This means that you will only pay if your case is resolved. To settle the attorney's fees, a percentage of your award will be deducted. This percentage rate will be established when we take on your case. You will not owe anything if your case is dismissed.

 

Q. How long does it take for a slip-and-fall case to be compensated?

Depending on the facts of each case, the litigation process can take several months to complete. The process might take longer if your case is going to trial. The Beharry Law Firm is concerned about time and getting you the compensation that you need to recoup your losses and continue your recovery. We won't settle for less than what your case is worth, even though it may take a bit longer.

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