Motorcycle accident. Serious brain injury. One of three largest settlements of motorcycle accident cases in the State of Florida.
Motorcycle accident. Fractured femur, fibula, distal radius, brain hemorrhage injuries to European tourist.
Automobile accident resulting in death. Settled with one defendant for $800,000 before trial; jury verdict of $1.2 million against other defendant.
Brain injury to child. Largest playground negligence settlement/verdict in Florida.
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Wrongful death accident with questionable liability.
Premises liability claims generally fall into two areas:
1. Improper design, maintenance or operation.
These accidents are sometimes called “slip and fall” or “trip and fall,” and occur due to negligent conditions, including:
a. Wet or slippery or surfaces
b. Broken or uneven pavement falling merchandise
c. Falling equipment – elevators, lifts, escalators, ladders
d. Improper lighting or traffic patterns
2. Security-related liability.
This refers to a failure by property owners or managers to provide adequate security, resulting in physical assault, personal injury and even death. This type of liability includes:
a. Assault in hotels, malls, casinos, and amusement parks
b. Broken security gates
c. Improper training or supervision
d. Failure to warn
e. Inadequate or missing signage
If an unsafe condition has caused you to be hurt on someone’s premises, one of the first things you should do is document the condition of the property in a way that will show the physical characteristics of the height, width, depth, nature of the substance, etc. before someone goes out and repairs the condition. Many times the owner of property, learning of an injury, will go out and conduct a repair. They do this for two reasons: to eliminate evidence and to make sure no one else gets injured.
While many businesses and homeowners carry premises liability insurance; it is often insufficient to pay any significant damage compensation fully. To ensure that you receive the best compensation available, consult with an attorney who specializes in premises liability before talking with an insurance company. Insurance is a business, and like any business, their own interests and profit are their priority.
To learn more about our qualifications and experience, or to learn about the merits of a case concerning a premises injury incurred by yourself or a loved one, please contact Shapiro, Babboni, and Walsh today for a free, no obligation consultation. Our firm has convenient law office locations in Florida.