After experiencing a serious slip-and-fall accident in Fort Lauderdale, you may be searching for a trusted personal injury attorney in the South Florida area to represent your case. But prior to making the decision to hire the first law firm you get in touch with, it’s important to know you’re choosing one that has your best interest in mind.
You should be confident that the one you’ve chosen has had a proven track record of successful cases like yours, so you know you have the best chance of getting the recoveries you rightfully deserve. Our team at The Law Firm of Cohen & Cohen has helped victims with a variety of personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale. Here is one of our recent case studies for a premises liability case that occurred in the area:
(Note: To protect the identities of our clients, the names have been changed, but the facts remain the same.)
Case Study: Fort Lauderdale
Javier was walking on a city sidewalk in Ft. Lauderdale, when suddenly he tripped and fell on a raised sidewalk. There was a tree that grew underneath the sidewalk and raised it about 3 inches. The fall occurred at about 7 p.m. when it was dark.
Notice of the condition was proved by the fact that the city had spray-painted a mark on the sidewalk as a way of marking it to be fixed. However, at night, the markings were unable to be seen. Our team argued that since the city knew of the dangerous condition, having already marked it with spray paint, they should have taped it off or immediately fixed it to prevent future accidents. Javier sustained a fractured wrist as a result of the fall. He was forced to undergo an operation to repair the fracture and thus incurred approximately $65,000 in medical bills. The case was resolved for the city’s liability limits of $200,000.00.
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