Homestead Slip and Fall Attorney
Today, it seems there’s so much to do, and so little time to get it all done. Our lives are much more complicated than they used to be. We’re constantly running errands and going about our daily lives, too busy thinking about the next thing on our to-do list. But what happens when you aren’t able to get to that next task? What do you do when your world has been completely turned upside down? And, even more frustrating – what if you’re hurt and it’s due to no fault of your own? What happens when, while running one of your errands, you slip, fall and are seriously hurt, due to someone else’s negligence? Take it from Friedman, Rodman & Frank, the Homestead Slip and Fall Attorneys - slip and fall incidents happen all the time, and these injuries hurt more than just the victim. Unfortunately, the victim’s family and other loved ones are affected as well.
According to the National Safety Council, about 8.9 million people visit emergency rooms each year due to a fall; what’s even more shocking is the fact that slip and fall accidents are the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths. Sadly, the risk of falling and being seriously injured rises with a person’s age. Slip and fall incidents can occur from a spilled product, from cracked or uneven pavement, or even at your place of employment. No matter where it happens, oftentimes, the results are tragic.
Whenever we visit a place of business or any other public or private place, we expect that place to be safe. We expect that we will leave that place in the same condition we were in when we first arrived. These aren’t unreasonable expectations.
Did you know that it’s the responsibility of all property owners to provide a safe environment, free from hazardous conditions? Owners who fail to maintain or inspect their property, refuse to correct dangerous conditions or disregard building code regulations may be liable for any and all injuries sustained as a result of their negligence.
Before you file a claim, you should consider if your own carelessness contributed to the accident or if it was because of the carelessness of someone else. This is where it can get tricky. Were you paying attention to where you were going? Were there any warnings (signs, cones, etc.) indicating danger? Was there a legitimate reason for you to be in the dangerous spot? Did the owner know about the danger? Has the hazardous spot been there long enough for the owners to get it corrected? Are there procedures in place for the business or property owner or their employees to check for safety on a regular basis? How often are areas checked, cleaned, repaired and inspected? The answers to these questions will help build your case. But more than likely, because of the sheer complicated nature of slip and fall cases, you will need good legal representation. You will want to act pretty quickly because there is a time limit for filing a slip and fall accident claim. It’s important to speak with a local, knowledgeable Homestead slip and fall attorney who’s well-versed in Florida accident and personal injury cases.
The lawyers at Friedman, Rodman & Frank have offices right here in Homestead and are extremely knowledgeable in both Florida laws, as well as all local regulations regarding slip and fall accidents. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a slip or trip and fall, please call our Homestead office at 305-247-7887, or fill out a form online and we will contact you. There’s no obligation to use our services, and you will speak to a live Homestead slip and fall attorney no matter what time of day (or night) you call.