LAUDERHILL SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEYS
The City of Lauderhill, in Broward County, has a population of almost 70,000 citizens and is home to several strip malls, shopping centers, “big box” retailers, public buildings, and parks. Any of these locations may be the site of a devastating slip and fall accident.
Located in north-central Broward County, Lauderhill is surrounded by the cities of Tamarac (on its northeast), Fort Lauderdale (on the east), Lauderdale Lakes (on the northeast), Plantation (South) and Sunrise (South). This makes Lauderhill a busy area for not just the locals but also people traveling through. A person could be stopping for coffee on their way to work or going to the Lauderhill Mall for some shopping.
UNDERSTANDING SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Slip and fall accidents are sometimes considered to be minor incidents, causing bruises and scrapes and perhaps some embarrassment. In reality, falls can often result in serious injuries that may impact victims for months or years, affecting earning ability and quality of life. If the accident has occurred on property owned by a company, government entity, or individual, the owner may be liable for damages.
In Florida, property owners are legally required to maintain common areas adequately and provide markers and/or notices of any hazardous conditions that have not yet been fixed. If you slip or trip and fall down while inside a store or other building, or while crossing a parking lot or using public property, the property owner is not automatically liable for any injuries you incur. Liability is limited to situations where the property owner was negligent in maintaining the premises, and was aware (or should have been aware) that a hazardous condition existed. An experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you determine whether or not you have a legitimate claim despite these limitations.
WHY SLIP AND FALL VICTIMS SHOULD SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY
Before you talk to an insurance company or the risk management department of a retailer regarding injuries incurred on their premises, it is vital that you talk to an attorney. Companies and organizations will attempt to avoid paying you anything for your injuries. They are well-versed in methods of destroying your case, even when the property owner should be held responsible according to Florida law. They may attempt to obtain a recorded statement regarding your injuries before you’ve had an opportunity to appreciate the full extent of the consequences of your slip and fall accident.
CONTACT A LAUDERHILL SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
At Madalon Law, we protect the interests of people injured in accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We understand the different types of premises liability cases, including slip and fall accidents. If you have been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident and feel it may be due to the negligence of another party, you should contact the Lauderhill slip and fall accident attorneys at Madalon Law and seek legal advice. Our Broward accident attorneys will go over your case with you at no cost and explain the options you may have in order to seek the compensation you deserve.