Accidents can happen anywhere. That’s one reason Florida has premises liability laws, and Elstein Legal has premises liability lawyers in Hialeah. Property owners must take reasonable steps to limit guests’ chances of being injured in avoidable accidents on their properties.
After a Hialeah Premises Liability Injury
Have you been injured in a premises liability accident you suspect occurred because a property owner neglected this responsibility? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Review your case with a Hialeah premises liability attorney at Elstein Legal to discuss your options.
Hialeah Premises Liability Cases: What You Need to Know
Florida’s premises liability statute encompasses several laws designed to protect legally-permitted guests on others’ properties. However, these laws do not guarantee entitled compensation every time an injury accident occurs on a property other than your own.
One of Florida’s relevant laws regarding slip and fall accidents on “transitory substances” states: “If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.”
In other words, if you were injured after slipping on such a substance at a grocery store, to prove you’re entitled to compensation, you would need to present a strong argument indicating that by the time your accident occurred, an employee or manager should have become aware of the spill, and should have cleaned it up accordingly. If you can’t do so, the negligent party’s insurer or premises liability lawyer may argue there wasn’t enough time for anyone to clean up the spill before you slipped. Thus, you’re not entitled to compensation.
That’s why it helps to coordinate with a personal injury law firm in Hialeah. A premises liability law firm in Hialeah will have the resources and talented staff necessary to help you prove your accident resulted from negligence.
Premises Liability Cases in Hialeah: Examples to Consider
Other examples of accidents that may justify filing a claim or lawsuit against a negligent property owner include (but are not limited to):
- A slip and fall accident resulting from inadequate outdoor lighting making it impossible to see an obstruction in a business’ parking lot at night.
- A slip and fall on a wet floor that didn’t have a caution sign on it.
- Tripping over broken or loose flooring that should have been replaced.
- Tripping over an item on the floor that should have been removed.
Just remember, an insurer will typically offer less compensation than you’re entitled to when you file a claim. Your chances of reaching a fair settlement are much greater if you hire a Hialeah premises liability lawyer to represent you.
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 Expertise.com.
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If you have injuries due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation to help recover from your injuries. At Elstein Legal, we can help you with all aspects of your claim, including going to trial if necessary to ensure you get what you need.
Call us at (305) 299-2835 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no fee unless we win your case.