Condominium Injuries

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Condominiums have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for anyone that lives or comes onto their property. When this duty is breached, and someone is seriously hurt, an association can be held responsible to compensate that injury victim for things like pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other related expenses.

For over 30 years, Alan Sackrin has represented clients in recovering monetary damages for their personal injuries, including condominium related slip and falls. Alan is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and an expert personal injury lawyer that strives to obtain maximum compensation for his clients.

Holding Condominiums Accountable For Slip And Fall Accidents

Florida laws are designed to hold condominiums and HOAs accountable when serious injury occurs as a result of their negligence. They are responsible for ensuring that their property is free from hazardous conditions and for making sure that residents and guests are aware of any dangerous conditions that may exist. Hazardous or dangerous premises are usually an unfortunate consequence of someone failing to do their job (or breaching their duty), including not providing adequate security for residents and guests. Persons injured because a condominium or HOA was negligent may be able to collect monetary compensation not just from the condominium association but from the management company as well.

Alan handles slip and fall and other condominium related personal injury cases in Hallandale, Hollywood, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Davie, North Miami Beach, Dania Beach and all other cities in Dade and Broward County.

Common locations where Condo and HOA slip, trip and fall accidents occur:

  • Lobbies - missing or damaged floor mats, crumpled floor mats, rocks and other debris on the floor
  • Elevators - uneven flooring
  • Tennis Courts - holes or cracks in the court surface
  • Pools - missing or damaged anti-slip materials, damaged steps & ladders
  • Grassed Areas - holes in grass from broken sprinkler lines
  • Walkways and Breezeways - dirt, rocks or other debris in entry ways and on stairs, unpainted steps, missing or damaged handrails, loose or cracked pavers and clogged drains
  • Hallways - step downs without warning signs, stairwells where water collects
  • Gyms - unsecured electrical cords, shower areas missing anti-slip strips and missing or damaged grab-bars
  • Parking Garages and Lots - holes in floor, cracks in floor, broken or out of place wheel stops, uneven flooring, sunken flooring, oil or other transitory substances on floor
  • Private Sidewalks - cracks, uneven or raised cement, and tree roots causing damage to the concrete

Remember to do these things if you are injured:

  • Report the occurrence
  • Be accurate and ask for a copy of the report
  • Report can be used against you
  • Do not over or under state your injury
  • Tell your medical care professional about any pre-existing injuries
  • Be aware that condominiums have surveillance
  • Be Honest in all respects (when reporting the incident and when discussing your injuries with your medical care provider)

Insurance Reimbursement Can Be Complex

Unfortunately, many premises liability lawsuits involve legal complexities that only an experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to handle, especially when it comes time to presenting a demand for compensation and settling a claim (like reimbursing your insurance company and/or medicaid/medicare from your settlement proceeds). Alan will discuss your legal options, guide you through the process and advise you of your rights, including the level of reimbursement due third party payors.

What Does An Association Have To Do To Protect Its Owners And Tenants?

In Florida, condominium residents and their guests may be surprised to discover that there is no legal duty for a condominium association to provide a lifeguard for the safety of those enjoying the condo's swimming pool.  This is the case even though condominium associations owe a duty to exercise ordinary and reasonable care regarding the pool’s use and maintenance (see Machin v. Royale Green Condo. Ass'n, 507 So. 2d 646). 

 

Quick Slip And Fall Facts:

Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries and deaths after car accidents. Every hour an older adult dies as a result of a fall. The most common injuries resulting from slip and falls include, herniated disc, head injury and/or a knee injury. Learn more from Alan Sackrin, an expert slip and fall lawyer.

 

What Should You Do?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a condominium slip and fall in Florida, a good piece of advice is to speak with an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer to learn about some of the issues that can arise with these claims, including the type of evidence needed to prove a claim and the type and amount of damages you can recover. Most personal injury lawyers, like Alan Sackrin, will offer a free initial consultation (over the phone or in person, whichever you prefer) to answer your questions.

 

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