What Types Of Personal Injury Cases Are Most Commonly Handled By Your Firm?
My firm handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including auto collisions, slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and construction site accidents.
What Are Some Of The Most Common Injuries Sustained On Construction Sites In South Florida?
Accidents involving falls from heights, slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls, falling objects, electrocutions, burns, lacerations, heat and sunstroke, crush injuries, and toxic chemical exposure are some of the most commonly-sustained injuries on construction sites in South Florida.
I Was Injured In A Construction Accident In South Florida; Who Could Be Liable For My Injuries?
If you have suffered a work-related injury, then your recovery may be limited to workers’ compensation. However, if your injury was caused by the negligence of a subcontractor or other party, then you could go after that party for compensation. If your injury was caused by a defective tool or piece of equipment, then the manufacturer or sales retailer could be held liable. Ultimately, the cause of your injuries will dictate who could be held liable.
What Steps Do I Need To Take If I’ve Been Injured On A Construction Site In South Florida?
If you have been injured on a construction site in South Florida, you should seek immediate medical attention and notify (or have someone else notify) your employer of the injury. It would be a good idea to obtain statements from witnesses who may have seen what happened, take photographs of the injuries and the scene of the incident, and contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations On Construction Site Accident Claims In Florida?
There is a four-year statute of limitations on negligence claims in Florida, but if you’re injured on the job, you need to notify your employer as soon as possible.
What Damages Could Be Recovered In A Construction Accident Case?
Damages in a construction accident case include medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, past and future loss of ability to earn, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience.
If I Am Collecting Workers’ Compensation For My Injury, Am I Barred From Filing A Lawsuit Against My Employer?
Except under very rare circumstances involving gross negligence, you will be barred from filing a lawsuit against an employer if you are already collecting workers’ compensation.
What Type Of Evidence Will Be Helpful To My Construction Site Accident Case In South Florida?
There are many types of important evidence in a personal injury case involving a construction accident, including doctor’s reports and opinions, photographs and opinions about the cause of the injury, statements from witnesses who may have seen what happened, and documentation with respect to lost earnings or loss of ability to earn.
What Should I Do If The Company Denies Liability For My Construction Site Injuries?
If you feel that a company is responsible for your injuries and that company denies liability, then you should file a lawsuit and let a jury decide.
Does OSHA Play Any Role In Construction Site Personal Injury Cases In Florida?
OSHA may investigate the cause of the injury and issue rules and guidelines for workplace safety. Many cases will involve demonstrating that the owner or whoever had control over the site where you were injured failed to follow OSHA rules and guidelines, and that you were injured as a result of that failure.
Why Is It Imperative That Someone Who’s Been Injured In A Construction Site Accident In South Florida Hire An Attorney Who Has Experience Handling These Types Of Cases?
Construction site accident cases often involve unique issues that are not present in other types of personal injury cases. For this reason, it is best to hire an attorney who has experience handling these specific types of cases.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Or Trip-And-Fall Accidents In South Florida?
One of the most common causes of slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents in South Florida is a wet or slippery surface that couldn’t readily be seen by the person who sustained the injury.
What Is The Legal Standard In Florida Surrounding Premises Liability, And How Does It Relate To Slip-And-Fall Or Trip-And-Fall Injury Cases?
In order to have a successful slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case, you must establish that the condition was dangerous and not obvious, and that the owner knew or should have known about it. It must be shown that the owner or whoever controlled the area was negligent in allowing the condition to occur or to remain there, and/or failed to post warnings of the dangerous condition. Just because you sustained an injury doesn’t necessarily mean you have a case.
What Types Of Conditions Can Lead To Slip-And-Fall Or Trip-And-Fall Events On Commercial Property?
A common condition that can lead to a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall incident is a leaking cooler. It is also common for a shopper to drop a slippery substance (e.g. butter, oil) that ends up causing someone else to fall and sustain an injury.
Under What Circumstances Would A Property Owner Not Be Held Liable Under The Argument That A Reasonable Person Could Have Or Should Have Avoided The Accident?
If a property owner had a warning sign right in front of the dangerous condition which caused your injury, then you will have a tough time showing that the property owner should be held liable. If there was not enough time for the store owner to clean up or even become aware of the dangerous condition which led to your injury, then it could be difficult to show liability on behalf of the store owner. If you slipped and fell on a substance that was very clearly a different color than the floor and that a reasonable person would have likely noticed, then you may have difficulty showing liability.
Do Accident Reports Have To Be Filled Out At The Time Of The Fall In Order To Have A Case?
There is no law that requires a property owner to fill out an accurate report or have the police make a report. It can be helpful if one is done, but the truth is that if the store owner is writing a report, they will try to write it in a way that is favorable to them; as a result, it probably wouldn’t help to a large extent. It would be more helpful to ask witnesses to make a statement about what they observed.
Can A Building Owner’s Violation Of A Building Code Ever Be Used To Help The Plaintiff Win A Slip-And-Fall Or Trip-And-Fall Personal Injury Case?
If a building code violation caused the dangerous condition to be in existence, then it could be argued that as a result of the property owner’s failure to remain in compliance with the building code, you suffered an injured.
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