Miami Premises Liability Attorney
If you’ve been injured on the property of another person or entity, you can turn to this Miami Premises Liability Lawyer for assistance. A premises liability case is one in which you are injured on property owned by somebody else. If the accident occurred because the property wasn’t safe, then you may be able to pursue a case against the property owner.
There are various types of premises liability accident cases. These include:
- slip and fall accidents
- trip & fall accidents
- inadequate and negligent security cases
- intentional torts
- negligent hiring, retention, and supervision
- nursing home abuse
- sexual assaults, abuse and rape
- swimming pool accidents, injuries, and drowning;
- ladder accidents
- elevator accidents
- escalator accidents
- cruise ship accidents.
Should you be hurt due to any of these types of accidents, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. You can reach this Miami Premises Liability Law Firm anytime. Mr. Quackenbush will discuss your case with you at no charge.Strong Representation Provided by this Miami Premises Liability Lawyer
If you have been hurt in a premises liability accident, you should do several things. One of the first things you should do is to take pictures of the dangerous condition that caused your accident/injuries. If you’ve been injured due to a dangerous condition on the property of another person or entity, the property owner will probably fix the dangerous condition. After all, the property owner will likely want to avoid future accidents in the future.
However, although fixing the dangerous condition is probably a good thing, it also means that you will need to take pictures of the condition as soon as possible. Once the problem has been fixed, you won’t have a chance to document it in the form of pictures, video, etc. It is therefore imperative that you do so as soon as possible.
While you may be able to take pictures of the dangerous condition, this does not necessarily mean that those pictures will be admissible in a subsequent trial of your case. This is referred to as the “subsequent remedial measure” doctrine. This doctrine exists because the Law wants property owners to keep their properties safe and fix any dangerous conditions that may exist on them. If evidence/proof that a property owner fixed the dangerous condition on his or her property after an accident causing injuries was admissible in the trial of the case, property owners might be less likely to fix dangerous conditions. This is what the Law wants to discourage, so the current state of the law is that “subsequent remedial measures” (i.e., measures taken to fix dangerous conditions) are not typically admissible in court, although there are exceptions to this.
Secondly, you should report your incident to the property owner (e.g., a store manager, etc.). If you don’t do so, the property owner may be able to later claim that the accident never actually occurred.
If your accident occurred in a store or other business establishment, you may be asked to fill out an incident report. If you do fill out/sign an incident report describing the accident, you are entitled to a copy of it – so make sure you are given one. However, you are not typically entitled to an incident report filled out/signed by a store manager or other employee.
You should also take pictures of your injuries after you’ve been injured in a premises liability accident. After an accident, your injuries will typically improve in appearance. You will want to capture the appearance of your injuries at their worst. These pictures can then be used in a later court case.
You should also get medical attention as soon as possible after a premises liability accident. This is important firstly for your health. From the perspective of your legal case, it is also important to get medical attention as quickly as possible to document your injuries and show that they’re urgent. If you don’t get medical attention quickly, the defense may be able to argue that you couldn’t have been that seriously injured.
Finally, if you’ve been hurt in a premises liability accident, you should refrain from talking to anybody from an insurance company or from the claims department of the business entity where you were hurt. These people aren’t trying to help you; rather, they’re typically only trying to hurt your case – so it’s best to talk to an attorney before talking to anybody from the defense.This Miami-Dade County Premises Liability Law Firm Provides Guidance to Injured Clients
Various types of injuries can result from premises liability accidents. These include:
- catastrophic injuries
- neck/cervical and back/lumbar herniated discs (involving fusion and cervical surgeries)
- spinal cord injuries
- bone fractures/broken bones
- traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s)
- burn injuries
- eye injuries
- vision loss
- hearing loss
- bed sores
- complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
- death (i.e., wrongful death)
In the State of Florida, the statute of limitations for a premises liability case is four years. This means that you have 4 years from the date of a premises liability accident to file a lawsuit. If you don’t do so, then you will not be able to bring your case.Dial 786-294-7711 to Contact this South Florida Premises Liability Attorney/Lawyer
Mr. Quackenbush can help you if you’ve been hurt in a premises liability accident anywhere in Miami-Dade County (including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach). He will discuss your case with you at no charge.