Condominium Slip and Fall Claims
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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 economic and non-economic damages.
For over 34 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, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and throughout Florida.
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What Does The Board Do When It Receives A Claim From A Victim ?
Once the condominium association receives a claim, the first thing they do is contact their attorney and their insurance agent. The insurance agent will file the claim with the underwriter and an adjuster will be assigned to the file. Once the adjuster is assigned, the victim will then receive a letter from an attorney hired by the insurance company or from the adjuster letting the victim know their claim is being reviewed.
At that point, the insurance company is now the primary party handling the claim. The board does not have tremendous involvement with the claim at this time, unless a personal injury lawsuit is filed. If that happens, then the Board will have to deal with discovery requests, including interrogatories, depositions and requests to produce documents (like maintenance logs).
Common locations where Condo and HOA slip, trip and fall accidents occur:
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Alan Will Take The Time To Explain Your Options
A simple call, or email, puts you in contact with a committed attorney who will handle all aspects of your matter and work hard to help you get you the compensation what you deserve to make you whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another person, contact Alan Sackrin, an experienced Slip and Fall Attorney, today for a free consultation.
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).
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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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