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Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip / Trip & Fall Accidents

Claiming Premises Liability in Coral Gables

Were you injured in a slip and fall accident? At first mention, these accidents may not seem as though they could result in any serious injuries, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Slipping or tripping on a hard surface could result in injuries ranging from sprains to broken bones to spinal cord injuries to brain injuries. In some cases, these injuries are so catastrophic that the victim dies from the accident. So who is responsible when someone suffers from a slip and fall?

The first thing to consider is who caused the slippery surface. If it was the property owner or an employee of the establishment, they could be held legally responsible for any subsequent injuries. Even if someone else caused the spill that led to the accident, if the property owner knew about the hazard yet did nothing to fix it, they could still be held liable. Lastly, if the property owner should have known about the spill but did not discover it, they could still be held accountable. At Mesa Law Firm, a Coral Gables personal injury lawyer can help you do exactly that.

How to Prove Fault in an Injury Case

Proving liability for a slip and fall accident requires nothing short of an experienced personal injury attorney who can skillfully determine the at-fault party of an accident of this nature. If you were injured from slipping or tripping on another person's property, then a lawyer from the Mesa Law Firm should be called upon as soon as possible. Under our representation, you can actively have your accident investigated to determine who should be held liable for the injuries that you sustained.

After a slip- or trip-and-fall injury that resulted from a dangerous condition on the premises of another person, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering. Seeking such compensation will depend upon your ability to prove that one of the following occurred (a task with which our law firm is more than prepared to help):

  • The owner of the premises knew—or should have known—about the dangerous condition(s) on his or her site; this theory goes hand in hand with the theory that any other "reasonable" person in a similar position would have recognized the dangerous condition and fixed it accordingly.
  • An employee of the premises owner knew—or should have known—about the dangerous condition(s) on his or her site; this theory also goes hand in hand with the theory that any other "reasonable" person in a similar position would have recognized the dangerous condition and fixed it accordingly.
  • The owner of the premises caused the dangerous condition.
  • The employee of the owner caused the dangerous condition.

Cases that involve premises liability claims as they relate to a slip and fall or trip and fall accidents rely upon establishing the amount of "reasonableness" that was or was not involved in the events that led to your accident. If the property owner's actions are identified as reasonably fit for the situation at hand, then your claim or lawsuit might not be as strong as one in which the property owner's actions were not considered to be reasonable.

Questions to ask when evaluating "reasonableness"

  • How long was the premises under dangerous conditions prior to the accident that left you injured?
  • Was there a legitimate reason for the item you tripped over to be left in the middle of a walkway?
  • What are the daily maintenance routines made on the premises?
  • Were there any identifiable problems with the surroundings of the premises on which you were injured?

These questions, and more, should be evaluated when making a claim or lawsuit for a slip and fall or trip and fall accident of any degree. Only once the answers to these questions have been obtained can a legitimate case be built on your behalf. Therefore, it is very important to work with a personal injury attorney upon whom you can rely to take the appropriate actions that are necessary for the success of your case.

Proving Fault in a Slip & Fall Accident

If you are unsure of whether or not you have a case, please take the time to fill out our case evaluation form or contact our office to learn how an injury attorney could help you. We have over 10 years of experience, and dedicate ourselves to protecting victims of personal injury and understand the ins and outs of premises liability law. We will do everything in our power to protect your rights.

Our main priority is to secure you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries so that you can get your life back on track. Contact a Coral Gables personal injury attorney from our firm today. Should you choose to work with our firm, you can have peace of mind knowing a strong advocate is by your side!

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