Anyone who walks into a building is trusting that the building was built and is maintained according to the building codes. When those standards aren’t met, it is possible that hazardous conditions will exist in the building. Those hazardous conditions can lead to serious injuries. We know that most people don’t walk into a building hoping they will get into an accident and get injured; however, the need to seek compensation if that occurs is often a top priority because of the costs associated with medical care and time you might have to take off of work.
In Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department is the entity that oversees buildings to ensure they are being built and maintained according to the law. Even though these officials work hard to ensure compliance, hazardous conditions can still occur in residential or commercial buildings.
When you are injured by a hazardous condition, such as falling debris, slippery floors or faulty stairs and railings, you need to let the property owner, property owner’s representative or occupant know about the accident. You will also need to seek medical care. Throughout these interactions, you should take notes so that you can refer to them if you opt to seek compensation.
We know that having to deal with the process of seeking compensation might be daunting while you are healing from the accident. We are here to help you navigate the process. From the initial investigation through the final resolution of the case, we can stand on your behalf to ensure that your rights and needs are being protected.