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A Slip And Fall May Not Be Your Financial Responsibility

Have you or someone that you love been injured after slipping and falling on someone else’s property?  This is a fairly common occurrence, yet many people end up spending thousands of dollars of their own money on medical costs even while missing work and losing wages as well as suffering from emotional distress due to the trauma that naturally comes with getting injured.  While many slips do not result in injury, when it does it is important that you know your rights.  If your injury occurred on someone else’s property due to neglect or a willful act, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

There are a number of different causes for slip and fall accidents.  They are quite common in restaurants and grocery stores, where improperly cleaned spills or wet floors that have not been marked lead to individuals simply losing their footing and getting injured.  They are also common on building and construction sites, where debris is often scattered and drains may not be working properly.  These falls may be minor or they may result in broken bones, head injuries, and other physical problems.  If you fall on someone else’s property, contact a Miami slip and fall attorney right away.

Understanding your rights when it comes to a slip and fall case can seem complicated.  Many business owners will go so far as to tell you that you have no rights or to offer you a settlement in exchange for giving up any right to take further actions.  When you contact an injury lawyer, however, you will learn that you have the right to full compensation of expenses when another party is directly at fault or is at fault due to negligence.  Do not sign any paperwork until you consult a Miami slip and fall lawyer.

If you have been injured in a fall, contacting a qualified injury lawyer will enable you to receive a free consultation to help determine what options may be available to you.  Your lawyer will be able to help by working with you to bring the matter to the court that you can receive timely compensation for your injuries as well as any lost wages or other damages that may result from the incident.  Your attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve without giving up your rights.  Contacting a Miami slip and fall attorney is the best thing you can do after such an injury, and it can make all the difference when it comes to being able to afford a proper recovery without taking out loans or paying out of pocket.

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