When slip and fall accidents happen in Miami, they are usually the result of indoor or outdoor hazards on a property that the property owner failed to address. Whether the property owner overlooked an obvious safety hazard or chose to ignore a known safety hazard, they could be held liable for any resulting injuries suffered by guests on their premises.
A slip and fall injury can occur at commercial establishments like hotels, malls, retail stores and restaurants. These types of accidents can also take place at government buildings and private homes. When determining the liability of the company or individual that owns the property where a slip and fall accident took place, investigators may look into things like compliance with federal building codes and adherence to proper safety standards.
In order to establish that a property owner is liable for slip and fall injuries, a careful investigation must be conducted so that the cause of the accident can be isolated and presented to a judge. While building a claim, we frequently rely on the expert advice and testimony of the many engineers, safety inspectors and medical practitioners that we work with.
For more than 30 years, our attorneys have been helping injured victims of slip and fall accidents to pursue successful premises liability claims and seek compensation for their injuries. The positive outcomes achieved by our clients are partially a result of our wide-ranging knowledge about local and federal building codes as well as our understanding of workplace safety standards. To read more about filing a premises liability claim, take a moment to look at our page on slip and fall accidents.
Source: Panter, Panter & Sampedro, “Slip & Fall Accidents“, September 04, 2014