Fontainebleau Slip and Fall Lawyers
The Fontainebleau slip and fall attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz are committed to protecting the rights of individuals injured in slip and falls. We work hard to ensure that each client we represent obtains the compensation they deserve and have the skill and experience necessary to hold negligent property owners accountable for their negligence.
Fontainebleau, Florida is a “census designated place” in Miami-Dade County. As a suburb of Miami proper, it hosts approximately sixty thousand residents in less than five square miles. It is also home to the corporate headquarters of Lennar Corporation, and this brings in more workers and commuters to Fontainebleau on a daily basis. With so many residents, visitors and commuters, slip and fall injuries regularly occur in Fontainebleau. Slips, trips, and falls can have severe and long-lasting ramifications for a victim’s health, enjoyment of life, and general sense of well-being.Important Things to Know About Injuries Sustained in a Slip and Fall Accident
Slips and fall victims are not often treated well when they try to access the compensation to which they are legally entitled. There are common misconceptions that a slip and fall victim must have been clumsy or not paying attention, or that he or she is trying to take advantage of the situation to make easy money. These biases are simply not true.
Landowners and property managers have a legal obligation to maintain their property in a safe condition. If they fail to meet this legal obligation and someone is injured as a result, they are responsible for compensating the victim for the injuries and losses caused as a result of the accident.
- Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means that each party must pay the portion of damages for which he or she is liable. This means that, even when accident victims are partially at fault for their injuries, they still legally entitled to compensation for the portion of their injuries caused by a negligent third party. For example: if a customer slips on a banana peel at a grocery store, a jury may determine that he or she was fifty percent liable for failing to see the obvious danger. The jury may also decide that the store was fifty percent liable for failing to maintain its produce section in a safe condition. In this case, the store would be legally obligated to pay for half of the victim’s medical bills and other losses.
The insurance company will attempt to minimize your pain and suffering. Because these are highly subjective experiences, it is easy for an insurance adjuster to claim that your pain was not as bad as you claim. (In fact, insurance companies spend huge sums of money every year training their adjusters to do exactly that.) This is also a common area of dispute because pain and suffering constitutes a large portion of the overall personal injury award. Often, it is the largest component of the personal injury award. It is important that slip and fall victims have an experienced attorney who can effectively protect their pain and suffering awards.
Slip and fall injuries often occur on the job. When they do, your employer can be liable for injuries sustained on a negligently maintained work area, or for failing to provide adequate training or supervision. Slip and fall injuries are particularly common when a work area is slippery (such as a pool) or inherently dangerous (such as a construction site). Employers have an added duty of care to make such workplaces safe for their employees.
The personal injury lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz represent victims of slip and fall injuries in Fontainebleau and the greater Miami area. We have extensive experience in securing full and fair compensation for our clients through effective insurance company negotiations and, when necessary, aggressive litigation. Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation. Call 305-371-6000 or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer all your legal questions and ensure that you receive the superior customer service you deserve. Se Habla Espanol.