After sustaining a slip and fall injury, you may be facing physical, emotional, and financial distress. Serious injuries caused by these often-preventable accidents can lead to high medical bills, intensive rehabilitation, and time away from work that you and your family can’t afford. If you slipped, tripped, or fell on someone’s property, the person who owns or manages the premises may be liable for your injuries and subsequent expenses.
Experienced slip and fall lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey understands the complexities of these cases and has the knowledge, skill, and resources necessary to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
It’s important to note that just because you slipped and fell on someone’s property, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the property owner is responsible for your injuries. The best way to know if you have a valid slip and fall claim is to discuss your case for free with an experienced lawyer at Hickey Law Firm.
A number of factors must be considered when determining liability in a slip and fall case, such as:
- Did an unsafe condition exist on the property? In order to have a valid slip and fall claim, it is not enough to simply stumble and lose your balance on someone’s property. Your fall must be the direct result of an unsafe condition such as a wet and slippery floor, badly damaged sidewalk, poor lighting, debris, or other hazard. Additionally, the property owner must have caused the unsafe condition, or allowed it to continue.
- Did the dangerous condition directly cause your injury? It must be proven that the property owner’s action or inaction is responsible for creating the dangerous condition that caused your injury.
- Was the property owner aware of the dangerous condition? Property owners are not held liable for dangerous conditions they are not aware of. For example, if someone spills a drink on a cruise ship and someone immediately slips on the spilled drink, the cruise ship line will not likely be held responsible for the injuries that resulted from the fall. An investigation of surveillance videos and incident reports may be necessary to prove that a property owner knew (or should have known) about a dangerous condition and failed to correct it.
- Was a warning posted? If the owner or manager of a property is aware of a safety issue and cannot immediately remedy the situation, they are obligated to warn others of the hazard. A common example of this type of warning is when a wet floor sign is placed after a floor has been mopped.
Hickey Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability cases. We will thoroughly investigate the details surrounding your injury and determine what caused your fall and who is responsible. We will diligently pursue the maximum compensation you deserve to cover damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
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When results matter, people choose Hickey Law Firm. If you’ve slipped and fallen on someone else’s property, call our office today at 305-371-8000 for a complimentary consultation. We proudly serve Miami, Florida, and nearby areas.