Miami Slips, Trips,
and Falls

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Representing Victims of Slips, Trips & Falls in Miami

It is likely that every human being in the world has, at some point in their life, slipped, tripped, or fallen. What’s less common, however, is experiencing a slip, trip, or fall that is serious enough to result in significant injury, and that would not have occurred but for the negligence of another party.

At the offices of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, our Miami slip and fall attorneys have represented countless clients over the years who have been harmed, and sometimes who have suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries, in a preventable slip and fall accident. If you are recuperating from a slip and fall in Miami and think that someone else was to blame for the incident, contact our offices today for your free consultation.

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Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slips, trips, and falls, as stated above, are very common. Nearly everyone can recount a time in their life where, perhaps as a result of their own clumsiness, they have slipped or tripped. But missing a step or tripping over one’s own feet is not the only reason that these incidents occur; in many cases, slip, trips, and falls are the result of improperly maintained or dangerous premises. Consider these top causes of slip and fall injuries:

  • Wet surfaces;
  • Spills of various substances, including food and drink;
  • Broken, cracked, or damaged flooring;
  • Torn carpet;
  • Lack of handrails;
  • Lack of property safety equipment (common in the construction industry);
  • Holes and potholes in walking surfaces;
  • Broken stairs;
  • Nursing home negligence or neglect;
  • Broken elevators or escalators;
  • Debris or items in walking areas; and
  • Falling objects (also common in and around construction site).

Liability for a Slip and Fall – a Property Owner’s Duty of Care

As is evident from the list provided above, in nearly all cases, the most common causes of slip, trip, and fall injuries are preventable. Not only are the conditions that lead to slip and falls hazardous, but they are also typically visible to the naked eye and correctable.

If a slip and fall occurs on the property of another party, the property owner can be held liable for the event when all of the following criteria are satisfied:

1. The Property Owner Knew or Should Have Known of the Hazardous Condition

Most property owners know when dangerous conditions exist on their property, such as broken stairs. When a dangerous condition exists, the property owner is responsible for correcting it.

However, even if the property owner did not know of the dangerous condition, a plaintiff in a slip and fall claim may provide evidence that the property owner should have known of the condition, because the condition existed on the property for a certain amount of time.

2. The Property Owner Failed to Correct the Hazardous Condition

As stated above, if the property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition on a property, but failed to correct the hazardous condition within a reasonable amount of time, they can be held liable for any injuries that result. What is considered “reasonable” varies on a case-by-case basis. For example, the amount of time that is reasonable to fix a pothole in the road will vary significantly from the amount of time that is reasonable to clean up a spill.

Keep in mind that a property owner can be held liable for failure to warn of a dangerous condition that has not yet been corrected. For example, if a property owner has broken stairs that are being used by visitors to the property on a regular basis, the owner should post a sign warning of the stair and advising visitors to use an alternate route.

3. The Dangerous Condition Was the Direct Cause of the Slip and Fall and Related Losses

Finally, you can hold a property owner liable for your injuries if you can prove the above two items and that the dangerous condition – and the property owner’s failure to correct it – was the direct cause of your slip, trip, or fall and related damages.

Keep in mind that other parties may occasionally be held liable. For example, in a nursing home slip and fall, the nursing home could be held liable for failure to properly attend to the resident. Or, in a construction slip and fall caused by defective safety equipment, the manufacturer of the safety equipment may be held liable for damages.

Injured Victims Deserve Full Compensation

Those who experience slip, trip, and fall injuries in Miami and suffer harm deserve full compensation for their losses. Our talented Miami slip and fall attorneys can help you to prove liability and seek compensation for all damages, including:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses;
  • Any lost wages or future lost wages;
  • Disability and disfigurement;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • All other economic and noneconomic losses you suffer.

Remember that to seek damages for a slip and fall accident, you must file your claim within four years from the date of the incident. This law is found in Florida Statutes 95.11, and prevents negligence-based claims from progressing if more than four years pass.

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You CAN Afford to Work with Our Law Firm

Whether or not you can afford our legal services should never be a question – you can afford to work with our law firm. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis, where our fee is contingent on your winnings. If you don’t win your case, we don’t get paid. If you do win, our fee is based on a percentage of your settlement rather than an arbitrary out-of-pocket or hourly rate.

Contact Our Team Today

The process of working with an experienced Miami slip and fall law firm like ours starts with scheduling a free consultation. You can schedule your free consultation by calling us directly, or by sending us a private, secure message via the contact form on our website.

Finally, our lawyers have trial experience, which is essential when you are looking for a legal team for representation. While many cases do settle out of court, if your case goes to trial, you want an advocate working for you that knows what they are doing in front of a judge.

We Handle All Types of Auto Accident Claims

Car accidents have many different types of underlying causes, regardless of why your accident occurred, you have the right to hold the negligent party liable for your damages. That being said, different types auto accident claims can involve different issues. You should always work with a Miami personal injury attorney who has prior experience handling your specific type of claim. Our firm has handled all types of highway accident injury claims, including:

•  Rear-end collisions;
•  Side impact and side swipe collisions;
•  Commercial truck accidents;
•  Bicycle accidents;
•  Intoxicated driving accidents,
including DUIs and drugged driving;

•  Rollover accidents;
•  Distracted driving accidents;
•  Motorcycle accidents;
•  Pedestrian accidents; and

Proving Liability for a Miami Car Accident

Personal injury claims, including car accident injury claims, are controlled by state law. As such, your Miami car accident case will need to proceed under Chapter 768.81 of the Florida statutes. This is the state’s comparative fault law. There are two important things that all car accident victims need to know about this legal standard:

1. Victims must prove negligence

In Miami car accident cases, fault is based on negligence. In other words, to hold another party responsible for your injuries, you must be able to prove their negligence contributed to your accident. Negligence is defined as the failure to take due care. In the vast majority of auto accident cases, a driver is the at fault party.

Indeed, a comprehensive crash assessment study from Stanford Law School found that as many as 95 percent of all car accidents are caused by a driver’s error. When another driver’s unsafe actions cause your crash, you must be able to hold them liable. Driver negligence can come in many different forms; with some of the most common examples including:

•  Speeding;
•  Following too closely;
•  Drunk driving.

•  Running red lights;
•  Unsafe lane changes

•  Running stop signs;
•  Distracted driving; and

2. Liability is divided proportionately

Victims should also be aware that liability for their Miami auto accident will be divided proportionately. In some cases, apportioning liability is relatively simple. For example, if a distracted driving was unquestionably responsible for your entire accident, then they would be held liable for 100 percent of the total accident damages.

However, dividing liability can be far more complicated for accidents that involve some type of shared fault. Indeed, in some cases, the crash victim might be partially liable for their some of their own damages. The distribution of liability is extremely important in shared fault accident claims, because being held partially liable for a crash will reduce a victim’s ability to recover compensation.

For example, if you sustained $40,000 in total accident damages, but you were deemed to be at fault for 25 percent of your own crash, then, under the law, your accident recovery would be reduced by a corresponding 25 percent, or $10,000. Do not let yourself get unfairly blamed for an accident: Always work with an experienced car accident attorney who can fight aggressively to protect your rights.

Injured Victims Deserve Full Compensation

After you have established the defendant’s liability, your Miami auto accident case will move on to the issue of damages. Far too often, victims overlook this part of the claims process. In Florida, you must prove your damages to actually recover any compensation. Insurance companies will often try to undervalue your damages, attempting to limit their own financial liability. Do not let them get away with it.

Our South Florida auto accident attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help you get every dollar that you deserve. Depending on the specific circumstances of your claim, we may be able to help you seek recovery for:

•  Damages to your vehicle;
•  Other hospital bills;
•  Long-term disability;
•  Pain and suffering;
•  Disfigurement;
•  Loss of lifestyle enjoyment.

•  Emergency medical costs;
•  Costs related to physical therapy;
•  Lost current and future wages;
•  Mental anguish;
•  Loss of limb; and

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You Deserve Justice

You Can Always Afford Our High Quality Car Accident Attorneys

The core philosophy of our firm is simple: We help injured victims seek justice. No matter your financial status, we are available to provide you high quality, aggressive legal representation. Our Miami auto accident lawyers will take your claim on a contingency fee basis. That means that there will be no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for you. Instead, we will recover our fee as a percentage of your settlement offer or successful injury verdict. We only get paid if we help you recover financial compensation. Our Miami personal injury lawyers are so confident that we can help our clients that we gladly take on all the financial risks involved with pursuing a claim.

Contact Our Team Today

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, we have helped many auto accident victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you were hurt in a car accident, please contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation initial legal consultation. From our office in Miami, we serve auto accident victims throughout South Florida, including in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.

Trial-Tested Lawyers

We are known for our trial skills. Our injury attorneys include members of the Best Lawyers in America, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite and other prestigious organizations. More important to us than accolades are the results we obtain for our clients. We work with the best investigators and experts to build the strongest possible case for you. Our adversaries know that we will be prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to obtain justice.

  • Dan Dolan


    Founding Partner
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    A founding partner of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, Dan Dolan provides aggressive advocacy for his clients throughout Florida and across the United States. Focusing his practice on civil trials with an emphasis on representing the catastrophically injured and…

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  • Manuel L. Dobrinsky


    Founding Partner
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    Miami, Florida
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    Since 1998, Manuel Dobrinsky has assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and auto accident matters. He co-founded Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum in 2015 and has achieved numerous verdicts and settlements that individually exceeded...

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  • Randy Rosenblum


    Founding Partner
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    Miami, Florida
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    Over the course of his 20 plus year legal career, Attorney Randy Rosenblum has devoted his career to the cause of justice. He has represented injury and accident victims throughout the State of Florida and the United States...

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Cases We Represent

Personal Service: By limiting the number of cases we handle, we can provide justice to those who suffer the most serious injuries. We will bear all costs of building your case. We recover those expenses if — and only if — we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

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