South Miami Slip and Fall Attorneys
Imagine you are walking through the refrigerated section of the supermarket looking to grab the last item on your grocery list—milk—when you step on something that just does not feel right. Within seconds, your feet fly out from underneath you and you crash onto the floor, unable to get back on your feet. You’ve likely just slipped on spilled milk or a leak of some other liquid. Or, imagine another common accident scene—you are walking down the street when you feel your foot get stuck on the curb. You start to fall forward and the next thing you know, you are face down on the cement sidewalk. You’ve likely just come across an uneven sidewalk, one of the biggest risks to people walking outdoors. Slip or trip and fall accidents occur every day, but many of us never hear about them. These accidents can cause serious and devastating injuries, including broken bones and spinal cord injuries. Conditions such as uneven sidewalks, liquid, oily or greasy substances, potholes, dimly lit stairwells or hallways, and loose or missing railings can pose serious risks to guests navigating someone else’s property.
Many slip or trip and fall accidents result in very painful injuries—broken bones, back pain, and torn ligaments. These injuries often mean a long period of recovery and rehabilitation, which will include expensive surgical and chiropractic procedures and injections. If you are a victim of a slip or trip and fall accident that was caused by a property owner or landlord’s negligence, you should not have to pay the costs of your injuries or any other losses you sustain in connection with your injuries. Slip and fall accidents can prevent a victim from returning to work for an extended period of time and can result in the loss of crucial income. The South Miami slip and fall accident attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona have spent over twenty years helping victims recover the compensation that they deserve. Our attorneys will investigate your accident and will commit themselves to proving that the property owner knew of the hazardous situation that caused your injuries and failed to correct this situation before allowing you on the property.
Property owners have a duty imposed by law to ensure that their premises do not contain any foreseeable dangerous conditions that could cause injury to guests, customers, or licensees. Guests, customers, and licensees maintain a reasonable expectation that the property they enter will be free of any hazardous conditions. If you slip or trip and fall and sustain injuries while on another individual’s property, the owner is liable for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and past and future lost wages. If you have suffered injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident, call a South Miami personal injury attorney today! The law places strict time limits on slip and fall accidents, so you must contact a South Miami attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Jonathan R. Friedland has helped his slip and fall clients obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars. He obtained a confidential six-figure settlement for a security guard client who tripped while working and sustained torn cartilage in his knee and wrist. The client had to have surgery to fix his injuries. In another recent case, the South Miami slip and fall attorneys recovered $493,000 for a client who slipped and fell in a Wal-Mart store. She suffered a torn ACL and a torn shoulder. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, call Friedland | Carmona today and let our family take care of your family!