Broward County Slip and Fall Lawyer
Broward and Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyer
Miami Premises Liability Attorney
We handle fall accident cases of all types in nursing homes, restaurants,
hotels, gas stations, hospitals, condominiums, and falls from stairs or
down strips in most public places, and at times, have handled them in
private residences. Our managing attorney, Dan Cytryn, is a specialist
in slip and fall cases. He has handled several appeals on slip and trip
and fall cases, and made some very good appellate law in the state of
Florida, and has been successful in trial in many slip and trip and fall
cases, most in Broward County, but has also had a couple verdicts in Miami-Dade
county in fall cases for more than a million dollars (before reduction
for any fault of the client or by the judge, and before reduction for
attorney’s fees and court costs). We do not take a fee unless we
recover money for you.
According to the
Florida Department of Health (FDOH), fall accidents are the leading cause of death for Florida residents that
are 65 years of age or older. Also, the FDOH reports that falls are the
leading cause of hospital visits for non-fatal injuries in Florida. Most
commonly, in the elderly, we see hip fractures from falls, and secondly,
wrist fractures, which also can be very serious and result in the necessity
for surgery, or even multiple surgeries.
In fact, Broward, Miami- Dade, and Palm Beach counties have the most unintended
fall-related injury deaths and non-fatal hospitalizations out of all the
non-rural counties in Florida. In order to file an injury claim, your
fall accident must be the result of a property owner’s negligence.
For example, if you slipped on a substance at a restaurant and suffered
injuries as a result of your accident, you might be able to seek attorney
representation for your injuries.
Most people assume that if they slip and fall on someone’s property,
the property owner is automatically responsible for the victim’s
injuries. However, that is not the case. Under Florida law, you must prove
that there is negligence by the person responsible for maintaining the
premises. For the past couple of years, the laws pertaining to slip and
falls have gone back to reactionary laws that we had close to 20 years
ago. The law requires the victim of the slip and fall accident to prove
how the foreign substance got on the floor and how long it was on the
floor. Additionally, the victim must also show that either the premises
owner created the condition or that the foreign substance was on the floor
long enough for the premises owner to have known about it and cleaned it up.
The most common falls listed by the FDOH are same-level falls such as trips,
slips, and stumbles, however, falls from ladders and falls from steps
are also common. Unfortunately, most fall accidents result in serious
injuries that require hospitalization such as hip fractures, fractures
to the upper and lower extremities, and traumatic brain injury. If you
are in this situation now, and want to seek justice for your injuries,
let our attorneys represent you. We can have an attorney or representative
come to your home or hospital if we determine we can represent you after
your free consultation.
You need a Broward County lawyer that has extensive knowledge and skills
handling slip and fall accident cases. The founding attorney of the law
firm, Dan Cytryn, knows that certain cases require an individual with
expertise in a specific subject area. For example, restaurants like Outback
Steak House use polyurethane coated wood floors that become slippery as
you get closer to the kitchen or if you go later in the day, when servers
have spilled drinks or other liquids on the floor. In previous slip and
fall cases, we have used tile experts, national flooring experts, and
even botany professors as experts to help prove a case..
Your Broward County slip and fall lawyer must have the financial ability
to front costs such as the hiring of people with floor expertise. In some
slip and fall cases, we have spent close to one hundred thousand dollars.
We will do what is necessary to improve the chances of winning your case.
So call our office now at
(954) 833-1440 for a free consultation and see if we can represent you for your fall case.