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Deciding Liability

If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, who is liable for your injuries? This is one of the most important questions you will face if you decide to pursue a civil lawsuit or legal claim in Hollywood or South Florida in order to seek compensation for your losses and damages.

The reality is that determining liability is a complex process – and one that requires an attorney. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience, so they have the knowledge of the law necessary as well as the needed resources to thoroughly investigate the causes of your injuries. If you would like to know who the liable parties in your case may be and how you can pursue them, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free, no commitment case consultation.

The Problems of Deciding Liability

The problem is that determining liability can be difficult. In some cases, it may not be obvious what has caused a fall. In other cases, the ownership of the area where you fell or the liability involved may be unclear. There may even be multiple liable parties in your case, including:

  • The property owner
  • The company contracted with clearing or maintaining a property
  • The municipality where the accident took place
  • Yourself
  • Other pedestrians
  • Motorists
  • Other liable parties
How Attorneys Find All Liable Parties

Having multiple liable parties in your case may actually be good news, since it allows you to pursue multiple channels of compensation. You may be able to get some money from a municipality in a sidewalk slip and fall accident, for example and you may be able to get some additional money from the insurance company representing the property owner where the accident took place. However, having multiple liable parties can also become complex. What percentage of liability does each party represent?

Attorneys use many techniques to determine liability. They may interview witnesses, take photographs of the area where the accident took place, investigate the backgrounds of potential liable parties, and hire investigators in order to determine what caused a slip and fall accident. Based on this information, a personal injury attorney can help you find out who was responsible for your injuries and can help you pursue a claim against those parties and their insurance companies.

Would Like To Know Who Is Liable In Your Case?

Would you like to know whether you have a claim after falling due to a slippery surface, and uneven surface, or other issue? Contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free, no commitment case review. Our law firm has offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami and works with plaintiffs in South Miami Heights, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, and surrounding communities. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience as well as a network of investigators, medical consultants, and other experts that help our legal team build strong cases. If you would like answers and justice, contact our law firm at any time for a free case review.

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