Premises Liability & Slip and Fall

Slip & Fall & Premise Liability Lawyers in Miami, Florida

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners for injuries that occur on their premises. However, it's important to note that just because an injury occurred on someone else's property doesn't automatically make them liable. In order for legal liability to attach, the injured party must prove that the property owner was careless or negligent in some way. This is known as "negligence liability". Strict liability, on the other hand, is a legal term that refers to liability that attaches even in the absence of negligence or carelessness.

Premises liability can apply to injuries sustained on both private and government property, including sidewalks. Liability may differ depending on whether the property is private or commercial. Different legal rights apply to "invitees" (people who are invited onto the property) and "trespassers" (people who enter the property without permission).

Slip and fall injuries are the most common types of premises liability claims, but other types of injuries can also occur, such as those caused by trip and fall accidents, falling objects, or lack of maintenance.

It's important to note that every person has the right to be free from harm due to the carelessness of others. This applies to Florida residents, tourists, visitors from other states and countries, and even undocumented aliens.

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Here are some important things to know about Slip & Fall Injuries

  1. The statute of limitations: There is a time limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit for a slip and fall injury. This time limit is called the statute of limitations and varies from state to state. It's important to know how long you have so you don't miss the deadline.
  2. Documentation: It's important to document everything related to your slip and fall accident, including any medical treatment you receive and any conversations you have with the property owner or their representatives. You should also take pictures of the accident scene and any injuries you sustained.
  3. Insurance: If you're injured in a slip and fall accident, the property owner's insurance company may try to contact you to settle the case quickly. It's important to talk to a lawyer before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company to make sure you're getting fair compensation for your injuries.
  4. Comparative negligence: In some states, if you are partially responsible for your slip and fall accident, your compensation may be reduced. This is called comparative negligence. A lawyer can help you understand how this might affect your case.
  5. Costs: Our Slip and fall Law Firm work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. Court fees and expert witness fees are also included.
  6. Settlement vs. trial: Most slip and fall cases are settled out of court, but some cases may go to trial. A lawyer can help you understand the pros and cons of each option and help you decide which is best for your case.

At Templer & Hirsch, we have over 33 years of experience handling all kinds of injury claims, including premises liability cases. If you've been injured on someone else's property and believe they may be liable, please don't hesitate to call us for a free consultation at 305-937-2700. We're here to help.

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