Fort Lauderdale Ditch and Pothole Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a fall, contact this Fort Lauderdale Ditch and Pothole Accident Lawyer today. Falls happen in ditches and potholes every day. Pedestrians’ feet may become stuck in a ditch or pothole, for example, and the pedestrian may fall. When this occurs, serious injuries can result.
If you’ve fallen in a pothole or ditch, one important thing will be to determine who is responsible for the roadway, sidewalk or swale where the ditch or pothole existed. The owner of the property where the fall occurred may be responsible for your injuries. This is because an owner of a property has a duty to keep his or her property safe. If the owner doesn’t do this, then he or she will be responsible for any accidents or injuries that result.
Contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 if you’ve been injured due to a ditch or pothole anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami-Dade County, Miami, West Palm Beach, or Palm Beach County). You can received compensation with the help of this Fort Lauderdale Ditch and Pothole Accident Law Firm. Mr. Quackenbush will gladly give you a free, no obligation consultation if you call him today.Fight the Good Fight Along-side this Fort Lauderdale Ditch and Pothole Accident Lawyer
Many roadways and sidewalks are owned by governmental entities (e.g., cities, counties or the State). If this is the case in your situation, then your case may be against the governmental entity that owned the roadway or sidewalk. This would be referred to as a “sovereign immunity” case. Unfortunately, sovereign immunity cases carry with them certain restrictions and limitations. For example, you are typically limited to recover up to only $200,000 in a sovereign immunity case. The only exception to this may be in the form of a “claims bill” passed in the State legislature in Tallahassee allowing you to recover more.
If your fall occurred on a sidewalk in front of a home, then you may have a case against the homeowner. This is because homeowners may be responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalks in front of their houses (this depends on the city and county where the fall occurred).Get Advice from this Broward County Ditch and Pothole Accident Law Firm
If you’ve fallen in a pothole or ditch, you will also want to determine who was responsible for maintaining the street, sidewalk or swale where the accident occurred. Many city and counties hire outside “cleaning” contractors to maintain their roadways. If there was an independent contractor that didn’t fix the pothole or ditch that caused your fall, then you may have a case against that independent contractor.
However, the owner of the roadway (whether it be a city, a county, or a private entity) will always have a “non-delegable” duty to keep the roadway safe. That is, an owner of a roadway can hire another company or independent contractor to help keep its property clean and safe, but the owner can never “contract-away” its duty to keep its property clean and safe. If somebody gets hurt on the property due to a dangerous condition, the property owner will be liable for the injuries – even if it had previously hired another company or independent contractor to do the job.To Discuss Your Case for Free, Contact this South Florida Ditch and Pothole Accident Attorney/Lawyer Today
Should you be hurt anywhere in Broward County (including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston and Wilton Manors), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. He will give you a free consultation regarding your case.