Publix Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a grocery store, contact this Miami Publix Accident Lawyer today. Accidents occur in Publix all of the time. Many of those accidents cause severe injuries. If you’ve been injured in a Publix anyplace in Florida, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case.
If you were hurt in Publix, your case will be referred to as a premises liability case. Premises liability refers to a situation in which you are injured on the property of another person or entity. The important thing is that, in order to prove your premises liability case, you will need to prove that the other person or entity did something wrong to cause your accident. That is, if your accident wasn’t caused by the person or entity that owned the property where you were hurt, then you won’t be able to pursue a case.
This is a misconception that many people have. Many people think that, if they are injured on the property of another person or entity, they will be automatically entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. The reality is that, if this occurs to you, you will only be entitled to compensation if the injury was caused by the other person or entity in some way.People Hurt in Grocery Stores Rely on this Miami Publix Accident Lawyer
Premises liability cases include slip & fall and trip and fall accidents. For example, you may slip on some liquid (e.g., water, soda or juice) on the floor/ground of Publix, and you may be hurt. Or you may trip over an object left on the floor. In either case, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case.
What you will need to prove in order to pursue such a case is that Publix had “notice” of the dangerous condition (i.e., the liquid or object on the floor/ground in the store). This notice can be in the form of “actual notice” or “constructive notice.” Actual notice refers to a situation wherein the Publix (through its employees) actually knows of the dangerous condition. For example, an employee might have spilled water on the ground/floor of the Publix him or herself.
On the other hand, you can also prove that the Publix had notice of the dangerous condition in the form of constructive notice. In order to prove Publix’s constructive notice, you will need to show that Publix should have known of the dangerous condition (rather than actually knowing of it). You can do this by showing that the dangerous condition existed on the ground/floor for long enough that Publix could and should have become aware of it.
There are several ways that you can do this. For example, the Publix where you fell may have had surveillance cameras. If it did, then the surveillance footage may have revealed your fall. The footage may also show how the dangerous condition came to be (e.g., somebody spilled water on the floor), in which case you’ll be able to tell how long the condition existed on the floor/ground.
If there were no surveillance cameras in the store, then you may be able to prove that the dangerous condition was there for some time using circumstantial evidence. For example, the liquid that caused your fall may have had dirt, foot-prints or grocery cart-tracks in it. If this is the case, then you can use that evidence to show that the liquid must have been there for some time (i.e., at least long enough for somebody else to walk through the liquid, etc.).Advice from this Miami-Dade County Publix Slip and Fall/Trip & Fall Law Firm
You may also experience a trip and fall accident in a Publix. Trip and falls typically involve “fixtures” (i.e., fixed/permanent objects in the Publix). For example, you may trip on a dangerous step in the Publix. In this case, the property landlord may be responsible for your injuries. After all, the owner of the property where the Publix exists may not be Publix. If that is the case, depending on the language of the lease agreement, Publix may not have the ability to make changes to the fixture (that may be only the landlord’s right). In that situation, your case would be against the landlord (and not Publix).
On the other hand, if the language of the lease agreement did allow Publix to make changes to fixtures in the building, then your case will be against Publix.Dial 954-448-7288 to Speak to this South Florida Publix Injury Law Firm
Should you be hurt in a Publix anyplace in Miami-Dade County (which includes Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida City, Golden Beach, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Key Biscayne, Medley, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Sweetwater, Virginia Gardens, and West Miami), contact Mr. Quackenbush today. He can help you to get the compensation you deserve.