Why Hialeah slip, trip and fall cases may be easier
Hialeah is a lower-income area. This is because Hialeah residents have less money to spend on goods.
Thus, many businesses make less money in Hialeah. They therefore may be willing to spend less money to maintain their property.
Thus, the property is more likely to be in disrepair. This is particularly true for mom and pop businesses.
Thus, if you slip and fall at a business establishment in Hialeah, it may be easier to prove negligence than if you fall in some other Dade County Cities like Coral Gables, South Miami, Doral and Kendall.
The same is true for other types of accidents at premises in Hialeah.
Other poor nearby areas like Hialeah Gardens, Westview, Gladeview, Miami Springs, Miami Lakes, West Little River, Brownsville, Opa-locka and Allapattah.
However, slip and fall cases are still difficult. I say this even though I settled a slip and fall case for $300,000.
Guest at Hialeah Condo Building Gets $190,000 for Slip and Fall
A visitor to a Hialeah condo building slipped and fell on stairs. The guest claimed that the slipperiness of the stairs caused the fall.
Injured Guest has Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Surgery
We hired engineer to inspect the stairs
We spent $2,500 to hire an engineering expert. I met him at the condominium building where my client slipped and fell. We looked at the stairs together.
He took pictures and pointed out all the problems with the steps and staircase.
Engineer testifies stairs are dangerous
The engineer testified that the condo association was careless by failing to:
Use gritty, traction-lending mixture of paint and sand on the steps
Have proper handrails
Have equal height differentials between the steps
We made claims for many types of damages
We demanded that the condo’s insurer pay our client for:
- Past Lost Income
- Future lost income reduced to present value
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Reimbursement for mileage to and from medical appointments
- Past Pain and suffering
- Future Pain and Suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life
We hired 3 other experts to prove our case
We also hired 3 experts in the following areas:
- a medical doctor who estimated the future medical costs
- vocational rehab expert to testify the injured person’s work opportunity is limited
- an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance expert to testify the staircase wasn’t complaint for people with disabilities
Attorneys spent over $17,000 on expert witnesses
Our costs in the case were over $17,000. One of the benefits of hiring a slip and fall lawyer is that he can pay up front for these costs.
Most people who slip and fall in Hialeah don’t have $17,000 to spend on cases cost. We do.
Condo’s insurance company denied fault
The condo’s insurance company denied liability. Their expert inspected the stairs.
He said that they did not violate any building codes. The condominium association took the position that the steps were in great condition.
We settled for over $190,000
We settled the case for $190,000 after a long and hard fight. All the settlements in this article are before deduction for attorney’s fees and expenses.
Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. I was co-counsel.
Where are you most likely to get slip and fall in Hialeah?
Supermarket injury claims in Hialeah
- Sedano’s Supermarkets
- Presidente Supermarket
- Publix Super Market Sabor (slip and falls, trip and falls)
- Aries Supermarket
- National Supermarkets
- Diaz Supermarket
- Mas Unidos Supermarket
- Bravo Supermarkets
- Colonial Supermarket
- Milam’s Markets
- Meats Supermarket & More
- El Tesoro Supermarket
- ALDI Hialeah
- La Copa Supermarket
Other stores than you may get hurt or slip and fall at in Hialeah:
- Best Buy
- Red White & Blue Thrift Store
- Kmart and Sears
- At & t
- JC Penney
- Sprint Store
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Dollar Tree
Restaurants where you could get hurt in Hialeah
- El Rinconcito De Santa Barbara Restaurant
- Molina’s Ranch Restaurant
- Tropical Restaurant
- Caribe Restaurant
- La Carreta
- Asian Garden
- Mesa’s BBQ
- Lisboa Habana Restaurant
- Graziano’s Restaurant Hialeah
- Puerto Gallego Restaurant
- The Ranch House Restaurant Co.
- Cuban Guys Restaurants – Hialeah Gardens
- Polo Norte Restaurant
- Morro Castle
- Di Piazza Italian Restaurant
- Casa Marin Restaurant
- Yoyito Restaurant y Cafe
- Taberna De Ignacio
- Ceviche Inca
- Red Lobster
- Casa Maiz
- Cayo Esquivel
- Mangu Cafe Restaurant
- Canton Village Restaurant
- Canton King Chinese Restaurant
- Chili’s Grill & Bar
- Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill
- Olive Garden
- Taco Shop
- Latin American Grill
- Rinconcito Peruano
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- El Palacio De Los Jugos
- La Vina Aragon
- China Wok, Pei Wei
- Latin Cafe 2000
- Taco Bell
- Subway, Firehouse Subs
- The Beverly Hills Cafe
- Don Camaron
- Mcdonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Sonic Beach
- Happy Buffet
- Chipotle Mexican Grill, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Cancun Grill
- Rey’s Pizza, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Pizza Hut and Little Caesars Pizza
- El Novillo Restaurant
- Sergio’s Restaurants
- Hooters of Hialeah
- Chicken Kitchen, Pollo Tropical, Wingstop, Boston Market
I can meet you in Hialeah in 25 minutes
My office is about 25 minutes from Hialeah. If we can represent you, I can meet you in Hialeah within 25 minutes of our first phone call.
I’ve met Hialeah client’s at their homes and hospitals in Hialeah. I wrote a separate article on Hialeah car, motorcycle and truck accident cases.
Were you hurt in a slip and fall or other accident in Hialeah or somewhere else in Florida?
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