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If you were injured in a Delray Beach slip-and-fall accident, you might find yourself restricted from work and paying various medical bills. Having to deal with financial issues while managing pain can be difficult.

That is why hiring a Delray Beach slip-and-fall attorney may be beneficial. A personal injury lawyer can investigate your claim and negotiate with insurance companies while you focus on the treatment and recovery of your injuries.

Common Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen in a number of ways. The following are some of the more common causes:

  • Wet or slippery floor surface,
  • Loose or damaged floor materials,
  • Cluttered floors,
  • Poor lighting,
  • Damaged or defective handrails,
  • Poorly maintained sidewalks or parking lots.

Some of the injuries can be minor, yet serious wounds are not uncommon. A slip or trip and fall can lead to injuries like traumatic brain injury, broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more.

Elements of a Slip and Fall Claim

Having an accident on someone else’s property does not always mean that you have a right to recover compensation. To have success with your claim, your Delray Beach slip-and-fall lawyer will help prove certain elements and conditions exist.

The first element is to prove that the property owner or possessor had a duty of care. In the context of a slip-and-fall, this means that they had a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment. This includes mitigating any hazards and making sure people are aware of a dangerous condition.

Beyond having a duty, you would have to prove that the defendant breached said duty. For instance, if the defendant knew a dangerous condition existed and did not address it, that could be considered a breach of duty.

Next, you would need to prove that the breach of duty caused you to suffer an injury. In the event of a slip and fall, you would have to show that the breach of duty caused you to fall and that the fall resulted in an injury.

Damages are the next component of the claim. To file a claim, your injury must result in some type of loss. For instance, if your situation requires medical attention or hospitalization, bills paid for this are considered a financial loss.

Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?

Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.

Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by

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