Hallandale Beach Premises Liability Lawyer
Hallandale Beach, located in Broward County, Florida, has an extremely high overall crime rate, with a high rate of violent and property-related crimes. For many, it provides a scenic, tempting vacation destination for families and couples alike, including North City Beach Park as well as the Ball Water Tower, South Beach City Park, affordable beach access, a children’s playground, and a City Marina that provides convenient fishing and water sports. Unfortunately, many visitors and residents of Hallandale Beach alike struggle with the over-packed beaches and high potential for crime.
Escaping to local stores and hotels seems like it will offer a great way to cool down after time spent at the beach or to get away from the crowds for a little while. Unfortunately, some business owners may not pay as much attention as they should to necessary safety features. Sometimes, visitors to these facilities may suffer serious injuries because of negligence on the part of the facility.
If you suffer severe injuries in a premises liability accident in Hallandale Beach, the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn: Helping Hallandale Beach Premises Accident Victims Pursue Compensation
A premises liability accident in Hallandale Beach can leave you struggling. You may face massive medical expenses, lost wages, and trouble contending with the legal challenges that may come your way.
Do not try to handle your premises liability claim on your own. Instead, work with an experienced premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn to learn more about your rights to pursue compensation for the full cost of your injuries.
Learn More About How Much Compensation You Should Pursue
You likely suffered serious injuries in your Hallandale Beach premises liability accident. You may already realize that you shouldn’t have to bear those costs. However, many victims do not know how much compensation to expect for their injuries. Often, that results in some victims accepting a settlement amount that doesn’t reflect the true value of their case, simply out of a lack of knowledge.
At the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we work to help our clients fully understand the true cost of their injuries following a serious accident, so they can make informed decisions when negotiating with the insurance company.
Get Help Collecting Evidence Related to Your Premises Liability Claim
To have grounds for a premises liability claim, you will need to show that the premises owner committed some act of negligence that resulted in your injuries. Sometimes, premises owners may try to cover up those potential dangers and hazards to decrease the compensation the insurance company has to pay out to you. Other times, the liable party may have a long history of negligent acts that result in serious injury for guests to that property. We help our clients fully investigate their claims, from analyzing the scene of the accident to determining the business that caused the accident. By presenting such evidence, you will often receive more compensation for your injuries or have an easier time proving liability after your accident.
Make Sure the Insurance Company Takes You Seriously
Most often, Hallandale Beach premises owners have property insurance or business insurance that will kick in and provide much-needed compensation for anyone who sustained severe injuries due to the property owner’s negligence. Those insurance companies, however, have extensive experience dealing with accident victims. Insurance companies may attempt to decrease the compensation offered to you in any way possible, including by trying to issue a low settlement offer that fails to reflect the true value of your case. Having an attorney on your side often increases the odds that the insurance company will take you seriously. The insurance company may then offer a higher level of overall compensation or streamline your claim so that you do not have to fight as hard for maximum compensation.
Accidents can happen in many settings for many reasons. Hallandale Beach has a wide variety of attractions, restaurants, stores, and hotels, all of which must maintain their properties under the law to provide a high level of protection for employees.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents remain among the most common types of premises liability accidents. Slip and fall accidents can occur because the business fails to properly maintain the flooring, stairs, or parking lot, leaving uneven or slick ground that visitors may struggle to navigate. Often, slip and fall accidents occur because of negligence in mopping up or cleaning after spills. During rainy times, many businesses struggle to keep their floors dry, especially as visitors track the rain inside on their shoes. Since Hallandale Beach sees an average of 64 inches of rain per year, with heavier rainfall during the early fall months, visitors to local businesses may have a higher slip and fall risk during these times.
Slip and fall accidents can result in a variety of severe injuries, including broken hips (especially common in elderly visitors), traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Slip and falls can also result in serious lacerations and/or soft tissue injuries.
Many of the fixtures and electrical systems in a building require regular maintenance to keep functioning at peak efficiency. Unfortunately, many businesses forego or put off basic maintenance to save extra money. Problems with elevators, appliances, and light fixtures, however, can lead to serious injuries for visitors to those locations, including electrocution.
With the potentially high level of crime in Hallandale Beach, most business owners know the importance of providing adequate security for their visitors. Security becomes particularly important in hotels and motels, where visitors expect a high degree of safety. If the facility fails to provide adequate security for its visitors, and those visitors suffer serious injuries, the facility may bear liability for that attack.
When many people head out to the beach, they take their pets along with them. While Hallandale Beach does offer dog-friendly beach areas, it has specific dog beaches where dogs can run free. In other areas, dogs must remain on a leash at all times, under the control of the owner. Not all owners, however, adhere to this regulation. Dog attacks can result in severe injuries, including a risk of developing serious infections. Florida law notes that the owner of a dog bears liability any time that dog injures another person in an attack.
You sustained severe injuries in a Hallandale Beach premises liability accident. Now, you may need to seek compensation for those injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn to learn more about your right to compensation, since the amount of compensation that you ultimately receive will depend on several important factors, and an attorney can help review those factors so that you get a better idea of your legal rights.
Who Caused Your Hallandale Beach Premises Liability Accident?
When you consult with a premises liability attorney regarding your Hallandale Beach premises liability accident, the attorney will take a look at the party that caused your accident, including evidence surrounding your accident that can help prove whose negligence caused your injuries. In general, the premises owner will bear liability for any act of negligence, including failed maintenance or failure to put up a sign notifying you about potential hazards that resulted in severe injuries. Your attorney will take a look at several key factors.
Did the liable party bear a duty of care to you at the time of the accident? Generally, a premises owner bears a duty of care to you when you have the legal right to visit any property, whether public or private. If you suffer injuries in a vacation rental property in Hallandale Beach because the owner failed to properly maintain the stairs, resulting in a broken stair and a dangerous fall, the owner has failed in his duty of care to you, and you have the right to file a claim through his property insurance company. Likewise, if you visit a store in Hallandale Beach and suffer serious injuries there because the premises owner did not put up a sign about or clean up a spill, you may have the right to compensation because the store owner bears a high duty of care to all visitors.
Did the liable party commit an act of negligence that caused your injuries? To bear liability for a serious accident, the Hallandale Beach property owner must commit an act of negligence that leads to your injuries. If someone else in the store trips you accidentally, for example, the property owner might bear no liability at all for that accident. On the other hand, most business owners bear a high duty of care when it comes to maintaining the property, cleaning up spills, and ensuring a safe environment for visitors to that property. If the liable party committed an act of negligence that led to your injuries, you may have grounds for a claim.
Note that, to have grounds for a premises liability claim, that act of negligence needs to result in some type of injury to you. If you avoided injury, despite the negligence of the property owner, you may not have grounds for a premises liability claim.
How Much Compensation Should You Expect After a Hallandale Beach Premises Liability Accident?
At the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we cannot make guarantees about the compensation anyone will receive after a premises liability accident. Most premises owners carry property insurance, which will pay out to victims who suffer serious injuries because of the negligence of the property owner. However, those insurance companies may limit the compensation they offer you or have specific policy limits that determine how much compensation you can actually seek under those policies.
In general, however, most premises liability accident victims claim the same basic elements in their premises liability claims.
- Compensation for medical costs. A premises liability accident can quickly prove expensive. Not only do you have to worry about immediate, emergency medical attention, but you may also have ongoing medical expenses related to your injuries. Many victims with severe injuries may need considerable long-term medical care, including time spent in physical and occupational therapy, as part of the recovery process.
- Compensation for lost wages. Medical costs can amount to enough of a financial burden. Following your Hallandale Beach premises liability accident, you may also face a significant drop in your income. Many types of injuries, including broken bones, can prevent you from going back to work right after the accident. It may take time before you can get back to your usual job tasks—and in the meantime, your regular bills do not go away. A premises liability claim can help you recover compensation for those lost wages.
- Compensation for pain and suffering. While pain and suffering does not have a direct financial component, it does impact many areas of your life. You may struggle with physical pain and limitations related to your injuries, especially if they prevent you from engaging in activities that you usually enjoy. Furthermore, you may face significant emotional distress due to the loss of independence and your struggle to recover. As part of your premises liability claim, you can include compensation for the suffering that your accident has caused and will continue to cause in the future.
If you suffered serious injuries in a Hallandale Beach premises liability accident, do not try to handle your claim on your own. Instead, contact our premises liability attorneys. We can help you navigate your claim. The Law Office of Jared Spingarn can help. Contact us today or call us at (866) HIRE-JARED for your free consultation.
“Jared and his team are great. From our very first contact up until the end of my case, they were always keeping me informed. I felt confident that they were working in my best interest at all times. Jared connected me with amazing professionals who took care of me at such a delicate time of my life. I am extremely pleased with the results of my case and highly recommend Jared to anyone looking for a competent attorney.”
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