Coconut Creek-Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Trip and Fall Lawyers-Coconut Creek Accidents
The founder of our law firm, Dan Cytryn, is a specialist in slip and fall
and trip and fall accident cases. He has handled these types of cases
in the Coconut Creek and South Florida area now for more than 36 years.
In one trip and fall case in Margate, a city bordering Coconut Creek,
Mr. Cytryn was able to settle the case for more than $1.5 million dollars
total after an attorney in Sunrise Florida was unable to get anything
accomplished in handling the case for four years. For close to 15 years,
Florida had the best laws pertaining to slip and fall accidents. To put
it simply, if a foreign substance was on the floor, the case would go
to a jury trial to see if there was negligence by the property owner.
However, about 2 years ago, the laws were changed to go back to reactionary
laws that were around almost 20 years ago. Now, the individual involved
in the fall accident must prove how the substance got on the floor, how
long it was on the floor and other factors as well.
In addition, you must show that either the property owner created the condition
or that the substance was on the floor long enough for the owner to have
known about it and had sufficient time to clean it up.
Our client tripped and fell over a raised portion of asphalt and we were
able to get her a nice settlement.
Negligence can also be proven by showing that there are repetitive instances
of fall accidents due to condition of the floor surfaces. In previous
litigation cases that we have filed a lawsuit on, we have been successful
in proving this by administering an in depth discovery and have made excellent
law in Florida (which is currently on the books and continues to be good law).
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, floors and the materials
used to make flooring contribute to more than 2 million fall injuries
each year. Coconut Creek property owners are responsible for maintaining
clean floor surfaces, selecting floors that are slip resistant, using
the appropriate cleaners to avoid slippery surfaces, using hazard signs
when there are spills, and repairing steps, loose or broken tiles, or
any other necessary reparations.
Unfortunately, property owners do not always follow through with building
codes or safety mechanisms, therefore, they are often sued for their negligence.
If you have been injured in a slip or trip and fall accident due to a
property owner’s negligence, you might be able to file a claim with
our personal injury firm. We have handled cases against big name restaurants
such as TGI Fridays and Applebee’s, supermarkets, convenience stores,
and many other kinds of establishments.
For example, we handled a case in Broward County involving an elderly eighty
something year old gentleman which was purchasing shoes at Just for Feet
(years ago in the Sawgrass Mall). When our client went to try on shoes,
he noticed there was no place to sit to try them on. He asked a sales
clerk where to sit, and was told to use the steps near the entrance of
the store. When the gentleman was finished trying on shoes, he fell down
a flight of 3 stairs, causing him to suffer from a broken hip. One week
before trial, the defendant’s best offer was $29,000. After trial,
the defendant store was required by the jury to pay 90% of $300,000 for
our client’s case, a total verdict of $270,000.00 for his broken
Hiring a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Coconut Creek
Our Coconut Creek trip, slip and fall lawyers are prepared to take on your
case. We have the financial resources necessary to front any costs such
as hiring the best experts and investigators for your accident. An attorney
with limited resources may be unable to handle your case properly such
as taking your case to trial, or doing a jury simulation, both of which
A jury simulation is when a company, hired by the plaintiff’s attorney,
sets up a group of people who could be prospective jurors in your county.
The attorney explains the facts of the case, including the injuries. Afterwards,
the jurors are placed into two groups and deliberate. Through this process,
we are given insight on what a real jury might do with the case.
Attorney Dan Cytryn, the founder and head attorney at the Law Offices of
Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A., has handled close to 100 trials and more
than 20 appeals. In addition, Mr. Cytryn does a jury simulation for any
case that is going to trial. Our firm knows that in order to successfully
prepare for trial, a jury simulation is essential.
There is no wait time to speak with an intake specialist from our firm
and we will take our time to get the details of your accident and how
Call our Coconut Creek slip, trip, and fall lawyers now toll free at
(954) 833-1440 for your free consultation.