Slip and Fall

Residents and visitors to Miami Beach are sometimes severely injured when they slip and fall or trip and fall on poorly lit stairs, slippery or uneven floors, or other dangerous conditions present on someone else’s property.

In Miami Beach as elsewhere, owners or tenants are expected to maintain their property so that it is reasonably safe for people invited there for business or social purposes. Therefore, if you slipped and fell or tripped and fell and were injured as a result, whether in a hotel, restaurant, bar, or parking lot; on a sidewalk or on a boat; in a condominium stairway or hallway; or even in a private home, you should discuss your situation with an experienced Miami Beach personal injury attorney with a record of success in slip-and-fall cases.

Esquenazi Law, a Miami Beach firm, has succeeded in recovering compensation for numerous clients through settlement negotiations as well as trials involving slip and fall claims. While such claims are sometimes perceived as illegitimate efforts to get money from business owners, we know full well that people are in fact often injured by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, and that the harm could have been prevented if property owners or tenants had not been negligent or irresponsible. Moreover, we realize that the consequences of a fall can be devastating both for the injured victim and for the victim’s family.

Falls can lead to broken bones or torn muscles, spinal cord and brain injuries, and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, injuries caused by falls are particularly prevalent among adults who are 65 or older. The CDC recently reported that 1 in 3 adults in this age range suffers a fall each year, and that falls are the leading cause of injuries and injury-related death in this age group. More than 2 million older adults received Emergency Room treatment for non-fatal injuries caused by falls in 2009. Falls are a common source of injury in children, as well.

The attorneys of Esquenazi Law know that slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases may not be easy to prove. They require extensive and immediate investigation, so the passage of time will not erase key evidence. People who are pursuing compensation through such claims will also be required to prove that the fall (rather than a prior accident or condition) was the cause of the injury. Evidence used in slip-and-fall cases may include medical records, surveillance videos, witness testimony, expert testimony, and more. Esquenazi law has the resources, the experience, and the drive to put together the strongest possible case for each client.

Our initial consultation is FREE. Moreover, we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our clients.

To schedule a free initial consultation regarding a Miami Beach slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall claim, please call (305) 532-1900, email info@esquenazilaw.com, or fill out and submit our “Contact Us” form.