CHRISTMAS WEEKEND IN MIAMI – ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
City officials and business owners in-and-around Miami Beach are preparing to welcome thousands of visitors eager for a dose of unforgettable fun under the Florida sun. With the Christmas Festivities hours away, Miami Beach is putting the finishing touches on its scheduled events, many of which overshadowed by COVID-19. During the Christmas weekend, accidents should be prevented by staying alert and knowing what kinds of accident situations exist other than car accidents. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm knows that accidents in shops, bars, and other public places can happen at any time. Read below for advice on what to do to avoid slip and fall accidents and what to do if you, a friend, or relative falls victim to negligence on behalf of business operators in Miami.
PERSONAL INJURY AND ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Festive occasions that lure crowds from several walks of life can sometimes lead to various sorts of incidents that can result in Personal Injury, either through negligence, wrong-doing, or acts of nature. It’s a known and proven fact that when festivities combine with alcohol consumption, the result can be an accident, especially when behind the wheel of a motor-vehicle. Many times, Miami Beach visitors may suffer a Slip and Fall Accident, which can be just as common as car accidents because they are not limited to roadways. Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere and if you have had an unexpected Slip and Fall incident, the owner or operator of the establishment or business where the accident occurred may have been negligent. It is the duty of the owner/operator to make the premises safe for their patrons. The causes of personal injury accidents are likely to be from cracked floors or tiles, excess water or oil leaks, etc. If you have experienced a slip and fell, we recommend that you be sure to document the condition of the floor or location where the accident took place. For example, was the carpet frayed or were there warning cones to mark a slippery floor. Premises Liability and Personal Injury must be addressed by both medical and legal professionals.
Miami Beach Visitors Can Suffer Bodily Injury in Any of these Places:
Perazzo Law Provides Best Advice Following Premises Liability Related Injuries in Miami
First and foremost, injured parties should consult our professional Miami personal injury law firm to conduct a quick and detailed investigation of the claims which should include:
- A quick and detailed inspection of the accident scene by qualified engineers or safety specialists.
- Promptly get eyewitness testimony to serve as proof when litigation begins.
- Promptly gather photographs or video footage of the accident scene and any dangerous surroundings.
In order for Premises Liability claims to be valid and worthy of compensation for injury, property damage or loss, there must be proof that the property owner was aware of his/her negligence in making sure the premises were hazard-free to individuals that enter or spend time on the said premises.
If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury while frequenting a public or private establishment, the Premises Liability attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm urge you to set up a FREE initial consultation. Contact our North Miami Beach and Miami offices Online or call (786) LAWS-411.
Insight into Premises Liability
Premises Liability protects shoppers and business patrons against situations which may cause personal injury to them or anyone else. Commercial establishments and private residences must be safe for those that enter these premises, thus any injuries incurred by individuals may hold grounds for a premises liability accident claim. In a most recent premises liability situation, a shopper was hurt as he was walking out the double doors which closed automatically through the use of a hydraulic system. In this case, the hydraulic system was not properly adjusted and the doors closed with more force than needed and without giving the shopper enough time to exit the store. Thus, as the shopper was walking out, the door shut forcefully and caught the shoppers ankle. The incident led to the shopper suffering personal injury as the edges of the doors, combined with their force and weight, caused cuts and bruises. This case has the grounds for a premises liability claim as the doors were not properly adjusted, which in turn is a form of negligence. The shopper’s wounds and the time it took for him to seek proper medical attention has a price, whether because the accident victim had to spend money on medical treatment or suffer lost wages due to not being able to go to work. If something like this happens to an elderly person or small child, the injuries sustained could be much more serious. Perazzo Law reminds accident victims that any permanent injuries sustained as a result of another’s negligence can legitimately file a compensation claim.
Kinds of Premises Liability Accident Claims and Situations:
- A person falls inside a restaurant because there was something slippery on the floor.
- A person falls down the steps because the handrail was loose.
- A escalator causes someone to fall after it comes to a sudden stop.
- An elevator plunges to the ground because of negligent service and repair.
- A bartender serves a customer too much alcohol and then allows the customer to drive-off. The drunk customer crashes shortly after driving away.
- A poorly maintained electrical device causes an individual to be electrocuted.
- An overhanging object falls on someone’s head and causes injury.
- Someone drowns in a hotel swimming pool.
- There was no security personnel present to deter a crime.
- No warnings signs were clearly posted to prevent an accident.
The Perazzo Law Firm has vast experience fighting for client’s rights after suffering personal injury on public or private premises. We provide our clients with full-service representation and handle every aspect of the Premises Liability claim. Our professional personal injury staff is ready and committed to helping our personal injury clients focus on recovering from their personal injuries while we focus all possible resources on handling the full scope of the legal matters that a Premises Liability case entails.
Slip and Fall Accidents can be just as common as car accidents because they are not limited to roadways. Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere and if you have had an unexpected Slip and Fall incident, the owner or operator of the establishment or business where the accident occurred may have been negligent. It is the duty of the owner/operator to make the premises safe for their patrons. The causes of personal injury accidents are likely to be from cracked floors or tiles, excess water or oil leaks, etc. If you have experienced a slip and fell, we recommend that you be sure to document the condition of the floor or location where the accident took place. For example, was the carpet frayed or were there warning cones to mark a slippery floor. Premises Liability and Personal Injury must be addressed by both medical and legal professionals.
We urge accident victims to seek legal counsel if any of the following situations apply:
- I was hurt while buying something at a market or mall.
- I fell while walking through a dark parking lot. (Parking Lot Accidents)
- I tripped and was hurt when I fell at a restaurant.
- I was attacked outside a commercial establishment.
- I fell down the steps of an apartment building.
The Perazzo Law Firm considers it best to gather as much evidence as possible to help support your Premises Liability case. Here are some types of evidence the Perazzo Law Firm suggests you gather:
- Official Accident Reports
- Photographs or Video Footage
- Property Records or Lease Contracts
- Healthcare and Treatment Records
- Medical Bills Incurred
- Witness Testimonies
- Property Maintenance Records
If you or a loved-one has suffered personal injury due to the negligence of a property owner or operator, we urge you to Contact Perazzo Law ONLINE or call (786) LAWS-411 for your FREE initial consultation.
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