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?
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 in the United States and the fourth-most common cause of death in Florida. Sadly, the risk of falling and being seriously injured increases with a person’s age. Slip and fall incidents can occur from a spilled product, cracked or uneven pavement, or missing handrails. No matter how a fall happens, oftentimes, the results are tragic and life-changing.
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Homestead slip and fall attorneys have over a century of hands-on experience handling all types of premises liability cases, including slip and falls. With our help, you can ensure that your case is in good hands.Liability in Homestead Slip and Fall Cases
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. These claims are referred to as premises liability claims or, more specifically, slip and fall lawsuits.Filing a Slip and Fall Case in Homestead, FL
Before a Homestead slip and fall claim is filed, we will consider any arguments that the premises will make in defending the claim. Oftentimes, the premises may contend that the victim’s own carelessness contributed to the accident while we will maintain that your injuries were due to another party’s negligence. This is why a thorough investigation is conducted by our firm. For example, were you paying attention to where you were going? Were there any warnings, such as signs, cones, etc., indicating the presence of a hazard? 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 can help us successfully build your case. Due to the complexity of Homestead slip and fall cases, you will need good legal representation. You will want to act 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.Are You Looking for an Experienced Homestead Slip and Fall Attorney?
The lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. have offices right here in Homestead and are extremely knowledgeable in Florida laws, as well as all local regulations, as they pertain to slip and fall lawsuits. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a slip or trip and fall, please call our Homestead office at 877-448-8585, 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.