OAKLAND PARK SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY
The City of Oakland Park, FL, is located in Broward County. This relatively small town of about 13,500 households is bisected by the Florida East Coast Railway and has plans to turn its downtown area into a mixed-use pedestrian community. Oakland Park is bordered by the community of Wilton Manors, which is undergoing significant new development and commercial growth.
Considering the new growth in neighboring communities and Oakland Park’s downtown redevelopment undertakings, there are many places, both public and commercial, in which slip and fall accidents may occur. A slip and fall accident can be the result of any hazardous conditions where visitors may be present – and, according to Florida premises liability law, if the property owner has been negligent in property maintenance, that owner may be liable for any injuries caused by such conditions.
PROVING NEGLIGENCE IN A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
It can be difficult for accident victims to prove that a property owner’s negligence is responsible for their injuries. Slip and fall accident attorneys can help by determining a number of things:
- That the hazard existed long enough for the property owner to become aware of it
- Whether or not there is a standard procedure in place for surveying the premises for hazards
- Whether there were witnesses to the incident and/or to the hazardous situation
- Whether adequate measures were undertaken to warn visitors of known hazards
- The extent of the accident victim’s injuries and expenses related to the injuries
SLIP AND FALL INJURIES
Injuries from slip and fall accidents can range from minor abrasions and soft tissue injuries to permanent disability or even death. Many accident victims suffer head trauma, broken bones, sprains, and spinal injuries. These injuries can result in extensive medical bills, lengthy rehabilitation periods, or even permanent disability.
SPEAK TO AN OAKLAND PARK SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY
There are also many examples of people experiencing a hard fall, then pulling themselves together, “shrugging it off” and continue to go about their day. This could be due to the victim feeling embarrassed about the fall or they may have the perception that a slip and fall lawsuit is an unethical thing people do for an easy payday – Nothing could be farther from the truth. In many cases, the hard impact of a fall causes damage and injury that the victim may not fully feel until hours or days later. The Oakland Park Slip and fall accident attorneys at Madalon Law will work to maximize the compensation our clients receive for their injuries, to help them recover financially from this devastating experience.
Not every slip and fall accident warrants legal action, but if you have suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one due to hazardous conditions in a public area, big box retailer, office building, transit center, or any other property in Oakland Park, you need to protect your rights. Schedule a free consultation with one of our Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys. We will evaluate your claim to determine if the property owner was at fault, expedite the legal process to get your claim filed before your time to do so expires and pursue every avenue to see that you are fully compensated by the parties responsible for your injuries.