Were you injured in an accident on someone else’s property in Miami? Do you believe the accident was the result of their negligence? If so, you may have a Miami premises liability case. Meet with a personal injury lawyer at Miami’s Elstein Legal to review your options. Coordinating with a Miami premises liability attorney will increase your chances of securing any compensation to which you may be entitled.
Miami Premises Liability Cases: How to Pursue Compensation
Property owners and other relevant parties, such as organizations doing business on a property, have a legal responsibility to maintain safe premises. Sometimes, they neglect this duty. People may be injured as a result.
Florida’s premises liability laws require property owners or other parties responsible for controlling conditions on a given property to keep the premises hazard-free. Naturally, they’re only human, and sometimes hazards cause injury through no fault of their own, but generally, they have a legal requirement to take reasonable steps in an effort to ensure the safety of those on the premises.
(However, premises liability laws only require property owners to consider the safety of those with a legal right to be on their properties, such as employees, customers, invited guests, etc. They don’t apply to trespassers.)
How to Avoid Slip & Falls
Reasonable steps a property owner should take may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Routinely checking the property for hazards that may cause accidents, and eliminating any they find.
- Providing proper warning when a hazard can’t be eliminated.
- Maintaining the property so as to limit hazards.
You may be entitled to compensation for such losses as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more in a Miami premises liability case if you were injured because a negligent party breached their duty of care they owed to you. There are two general ways this may occur.
One involves accidents happening because a property owner/manager (or an extension of them, such as an employee) created a hazardous condition. Another involves being injured in an accident caused by a hazardous condition that had existed long enough that the property owner or other responsible party had enough time to know of its existence and take steps to eliminate it, but they failed to do so.
Hiring an Attorney
This highlights the importance of seeking representation via a personal injury law firm in Miami if you believe you have a valid Miami premises liability claim or case. To collect the compensation you’re owed, you need to demonstrate that another party was unreasonably negligent by collecting and presenting sufficient evidence. You also need to demonstrate why you’re entitled to a certain amount of compensation. A Miami premises liability lawyer will help you do so.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
You need to seek out experienced experts when choosing a premises liability law firm in Miami. That’s precisely what you’ll find at Elstein Legal. Brian L. Elstein previously spent years litigating personal injury cases at another major Miami firm. His expertise has helped him secure millions of dollars in compensation for clients like you. To learn more, schedule a free consultation today.