Miami Slip & Fall Attorneys
Helping Victims of Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents in Florida
Slip and fall cases happen every day throughout Florida. The injuries that victims suffer range from minor to severe. Some injuries can cause long-term problems that result in excessive medical bills, decreased income earning, and restricted enjoyment of life.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a lawsuit to pay for your recovery. When you contact our Miami slip and fall accident lawyers for an initial case evaluation, we can help understand your legal options. At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, we always have your best interest in mind, and you don’t owe us anything unless you are paid.
To see how our skilled personal injury attorneys can help your case, dial (305) 416-5000 or contact us online today. We offer consultations in all our offices across South Florida and are willing to travel to you anywhere in the state. Se habla español.
Common Slip & Fall Accidents & Injuries
Slip and fall accidents refer to those situations where individuals lose their footing due to slippery surfaces, uneven ground, or unexpected hazards. Slip and falls are one of the most common—and deadly—accidents in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental falls are the third leading cause of unintentional death nationwide.
Common causes of slip and falls include:
- Wet, waxed, and uneven surfaces
- Unsalted snowy or icy surfaces
- Disrepair and poor upkeep of a property (e.g., broken steps, potholes, etc.)
- Obstructions such as debris and open drawers in walkways
- Poor lighting
When these hazards result in someone being injured, negligent property owners may be held responsible for damages.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Bruises, cuts, and scrapes
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Wrongful death
Proving a Property Owner’s Liability
To file a claim against the property owner for a slip and fall accident, you must be able to demonstrate their fault. Your incident must involve several qualifying factors.
You must show that:
- You were on the property legally,
- The owner knew about the dangerous condition but failed to resolve the issue or provide proper warning, and
- Your injuries came from the slip and fall accident.
The process of proving liability can be complicated. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you collect sufficient evidence and build a compelling case.
What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt in a Slip & Fall
The first thing you should do after a slip and fall is to seek the treatment you need. Many times, these injuries are devastating and need immediate attention. If you don’t get the care you need, it is possible the insurance company will claim you faked your injuries for money. Get your injuries documented. Leave the financial coverage to us.
You should also obtain any photographic evidence, witness statements, and police reports if they are available. These pieces of evidence will help you build a stronger case to prove that your injuries are significant and that the other person/company was at fault.
Once your safety is secure, it’s time to take legal action. Call Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC. We will help you determine whether you have a viable case and what your legal options are. Should you choose to pursue a lawsuit, we will be on your side every step of the way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
We can help you secure compensation for your accident-related:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Results-Driven Legal Team Today
Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC aims to recover maximum compensation for all our clients. Our Miami slip and fall accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in damages for a variety of personal injury victims. Put our years of experience to work for you.
To find out if you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence and are eligible for compensation, call (305) 416-5000 today. Se habla español.