Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyer
Trip and Fall Lawyer Handling Cases in Fort Lauderdale and Throughout South Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Slip and fall accidents are very prevalent in
Florida. As we know, it rains about half of the days of the year. That
fact, combined with the type of shoes we wear, subject us to a very high
number of slip and fall accidents in this state. If you have been in a
fall accident, it’s best to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately
before the negligent party tries to repair whatever it is that caused
you to fall. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip or trip
and fall accident, call our office now to see if we can assist you. We
may have to go out there quickly and inspect the area where you fell if
the dangerous condition is one that is still present.
Some of Our Services Available to You in Fort Lauderdale:
- If you can’t come to our office, we will send an attorney to your
home or hospital
- We do our best to accommodate your schedule so you don’t have to miss work
- We know doctors who will wait until the end of your case to get paid
- We will see if you’re eligible for getting reimbursed for your medications
and lost time from work. We will also handle that for you as well.
Call Now! the Consultation Is Free:
For about 15 years, up until about two years ago, Florida had the best
laws in the country regarding slip and fall accidents. Essentially, if
there was a foreign substance on the floor that was foreign to the floor,
including rainwater, the case went to the jury for the jury to decide
whether the property owner was negligent. Unfortunately, our conservative
Republican Legislature decided to go back to the reactionary laws that
we had almost 20 years ago. Now, the person falling has the burden of
proving how the foreign substance got on the floor, how long it was on
the floor (it has to have been there for a minimum period of time so that
the premises owner would have had time to clean it up), etc.
Residential walkway with a layer of mildew where our client slipped and fell.
So now we're back to where we were 20 years ago. Slip and fall cases are
much more difficult. You must show that either the premises owner created
the condition, or that it was on the floor for a long enough period of
time for the premises owner to have known about it and to have had enough
time to take remedial action to resolve and eliminate the danger (clean it up).
Another way is to show that the premises owner is negligent is to show
that the condition causing the fall is an ongoing repetitive condition.
We have been very successful in the past in doing that by conducting in-depth
detailed discovery in litigation when we file a lawsuit, and have made
excellent law in the state of Florida (which is on the books now and is
still good law).
With 40 years handling personal injury cases, Mr. Cytryn knows how important
it is to properly prepare for trial. At the Law Offices Cytryn and Velazquez,
P.A., we invest in what is known as a jury simulation in almost every
case that we may have to take to trial. Mr. Cytryn has developed his own
jury simulation company named Case Evaluation, Inc. that the law firm
uses to evaluate cases that we may have to go to trial on. The jury simulation
company hires mock jurors to listen to the facts of your case. We usually
try to have the injured client testify and answer questions of the mock
jury. Not only is this good practice for the client whom we represent,
but the ‘mock’ jurors get all of their questions answered
so that they can deliberate intelligently about the facts and the law
of the case. The mock jury then splits to deliberate and decide on a verdict.
All of this is videotaped so that we can use the results to better improve
our strategy, and to be able to review again later on what the mock jurors
had to say.
Although this is a costly and time-consuming procedure, our law firm believes
it is necessary when we may have to go to trial because the strengths
and weaknesses of the case are highlighted for our attorneys. Further,
we are able to generally get a value of the case from the two prospective
panels that deliberate and then reach verdicts. The attorneys are then
able to work on improving the chances of winning your case in trial. If
there is an inconsistency between the results of the jury panel and the
discrepancy is too large, we will consider doing another jury simulation,
but these are done only with our client’s permission.
Mr. Cytryn has received notable honors and awards throughout his career
such as named a Super Lawyer* for multiple years in a row, AV rated by
Martindale Hubbell, and named part of Florida’s Legal Elite for
the year 2011 just to name a few.
We believe in giving back to the communities in Broward County for helping
make our firm successful. Dan Cytryn has made charitable contributions
to many community organizations such as United Way, the Lisa Boccard Breast
Cancer Fund, Kids in Distress, and the Keck School of Medicine at USC
for their efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. In addition,
Mr. Cytryn has even awarded scholarships to high school students in the past.
If you have been injured in a fall accident in Ft. Lauderdale due to a
property owner’s negligence, we may be able to help you. If you
are hospitalized or do not have transportation for your initial visit,
we will have an attorney or representative come to you.
Call our office now at
(954) 833-1440 for you free consultation to see if our firm can represent you for your