Think about where you go on a daily or weekly basis. We bet you go to a bunch of different places. Maybe to a restaurant, the grocery store, the mall, a movie theater, and a local park. You may venture into the bank or hair salon.
Anytime you go somewhere, you expect to be safe. The last thing on your mind is getting injured at any of those locations. But sometimes, accidents happen, and the results can be devastating.
If you have been injured while shopping or visiting a public space, you may need a premises liability attorney in Miramar. The Dante Law Firm can help you determine if anyone was liable for your injuries and whether or not you are owed compensation.
When a building, park, or any other place is built, there are many codes and regulations that must be followed. This is especially true when a space that will be accessible to the public is being built. Safety is the number one concern, including following ADA requirement for people with disabilities.
You may not realize it, but almost every facet of a building or public space has regulations. From the height of each curb to the amount of slope allowed on a walkway, every centimeter matters.
When these regulations aren’t followed, either because someone in the process took a shortcut or they simple missed a step, people can get hurt.
One of the most common injuries that happen on someone else’s premises are slip and fall accidents. These can occur because one of the regulations we discussed were skipped or due to hazardous conditions within the property that the owners have not properly taken care of.
Sometimes, equipment is not maintained. This can include shelves or lighting in a store, or playground equipment at a park. Without proper maintenance and inspections, property owners and managers are putting the public at risk.
Sometimes, it seems like they are rolling the dice and hoping nothing happens, and this isn’t fair to you and your family.
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, the first thing you need to do is ensure everyone is okay. Seek medical treatment and notify the property manager immediately. There should be procedures in place at all public locations, whether at a store or park, for when accidents occur.
You may need a premises liability attorney in Miramar, especially if you incur medical bills and are unable to work.A company or government authority responsible for the property you were injured at may try to pressure you into a quick settlement, or worse, try to blame you for the incident. Never settle a case without knowing all of your options. While it may not be immediately clear who was at fault, here at the Dante Law Firm, we will help you figure out if someone’s negligence caused your injury. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526.