Previous Complaints About an Existing Hazard
In Hollywood and across South Florida, trip and fall cases are among the most common types of personal injury claims. In many cases, these types of accidents are caused by poorly maintained or uneven sidewalks or other walkways. Not only are these accidents very preventable, but it is galling for many injured people to learn that a property owner knew about a hazard due to previous complaints but failed to act in time to prevent another injury.
If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident, contact us at Flaxman Law Group to schedule a free case evaluation today. We can help you determine whether a property owner knew or should have known about an existing hazard and we can assist you with the claims process. Whether your trip and fall claim stems from an intersection accident, sidewalk accident, parking ramp accident, fall from stairs, escalator/elevator fall, or other type of accident, our attorneys are standing by to offer legal advice and representation.Was Your Injury Preventable?
It can be upsetting to trip and fall on a stairway, curb, sidewalk, or other pedestrian area, especially if you suffer a broken bone, sprain, head trauma, spinal cord injury, or other serious injury. However, it can be even more upsetting and even angering to learn that a property owner knew about an uneven sidewalk or other danger and was in fact told about the issue but failed to take action.Unfortunately, it happens all too often.
There are many reasons why property owners fail to act when someone tells them about an obstruction, uneven surface, or other tripping hazard:
- Property owners may assume the municipality will take care of it
- Property owners may not have a good system for collecting and responding to complaints
- Property owners may not want to spend the money on repairs or signs
- Property owners may task someone with fixing the issue but may fail to follow up to ensure that it is done
There is no excuse for not taking care to keep visitors safe. In fact, Florida law places a responsibility on residential and business property owners to take reasonable steps to prevent injuries on their property. When a property owner fails to meet this duty, they can be held accountable if their negligence leads to injury.
Trip and fall accidents can be complex due to the Hollywood and Florida laws that affect these personal injury claims. If you have been injured, you want someone protecting your rights and aggressively pursuing maximum recovery for you. A skilled and experienced local personal injury attorney can pay attention to the many factors that can affect your rights to compensation and can handle all the details of your claim with expertise so that your interests are protected.Turning to the Courts for Justice
If you have been injured in a trip and fall accident, contact the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our full-service law firm can also handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you only need to pay attorneys’ fees if and when we recover money on your behalf. You can reach our Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami offices with one number, by calling 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to set up your free consultation.