Miami Shopping Mall Accident and Injury Lawyers
Spending an afternoon at a shopping mall is a very Miami activity. Shopping, browsing, meeting up with friends and family, enjoying lunch or dinner at a fantastic restaurant or participating in another enjoyable experience, the malls in Miami have something for everyone. In fact, Miami has some of the most popular and well-known shopping malls in the country, plus hundreds, if not thousands of smaller “strip” malls that line the streets. Malls are not just shopping destinations anymore, they combine retail, dining and activities for the entire family.
Some of the largest and busiest malls in Florida are in or near Miami. Sawgrass Mills just north of Miami is the largest outlet mall, while the Dolphin Mall is the largest shopping mall in Miami. No matter the size of the shopping mall, owners and operators of the premises have a clear legal obligation to maintain them in a reasonably safe condition for customers and other visitors. Yet, this legal duty is frequently violated and people are often seriously injured.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured due to a dangerous condition in a shopping center or mall, then you know how painful and difficult the aftermath of a terrible accident can be. Coping with pain, disability, ongoing medical treatment and the financial burden of paying for care and possibly losing income can be overwhelming. Boyers Law Group can help alleviate this tremendous burden.
When you or a loved one has suffered a devastating injury, it is crucial that you select the right law firm to handle your personal injury case. For over twenty-five years, the skilled Miami accident attorneys of the Boyers Law Group have successfully litigated personal injury cases, fighting for justice and achieving substantial compensation for our clients. We excel in assisting Florida families in their pursuit of maximum compensation for damages for major injuries caused by negligence.
Florida Premises Liability Claims for People Injured in Miami Mall Accidents
Under Florida law, premises liability claims are a specific form of negligence. For attorneys to initiate a premises liability claim for their client, they must prove by a preponderance (meaning the greater weight) of the evidence the following four elements:
- Duty of care– The business and/or property owner owed you a legal duty or care, requiring them to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
- Breach of duty– The business and/or property owner breached their legal duty of care by failing to act reasonably and by creating a defective condition or allowing a dangerous condition to exist on their property after being given actual notice of its existence or after having constructive notice of a defect which was allowed to exist for an unreasonable period of time.
- Causation–The property/business owner and/or manager’s negligent actions (or inaction) caused your injuries.
- Damages– The injuries resulted in you suffering damages. These damages can be economic, as in medical expenses and lost income, and non-economic, as in pain, suffering, mental anguish, and other quality of life losses.
Property owners and managers have a legal duty to operate and maintain their property so that it is safe for clients, customers and other visitors. When an injury accident occurs on their property, owners and managers may be deemed negligent if they breach their duty of care by failing to:
- Maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition.
- Fix or repair a dangerous condition which they created or knew about (actual notice) or reasonably should have known about (constructive notice).
- Warn of a danger on the property which they knew about or reasonably should have known about.
If you were injured at a place of business or on other premises where you were invited as a customer, client or visitor, the owner and/or manager could be liable for negligence if their failure to carefully maintain their property led you or a loved one to be injured.
What Causes Accidents and Injuries at Miami Shopping Malls?
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common reasons people visit emergency rooms, and these accidents are especially prevalent in and around malls – outside in the parking lot, in restrooms or just walking around the stores. Spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain damage, fractures/broken bones, lacerations, intestinal damage, the need for surgery, and even death can result from an accident at a mall.
Some other common accident causes include:
- Improperly maintained entrance or exit doors
- Obstacles in the shopping aisles (especially during holidays)
- Physical violence due to robbery or assault
- Spilled food or liquid that is tracked around the stores and restaurants
- Uneven or cracked pavement or sidewalks
- Food poisoning
- Falling items from shelves
- Elevator and escalator incidents
- Parking lot or parking structures with poor lighting
- Inadequate security leading to criminal assaults, shootings or stabbings
- Improperly maintained or absent flooring or floor mats
A lifetime of severe and chronic pain could result from shopping, eating or enjoying entertainment in a Miami mall. Accidents in a Miami mall can cause serious bodily harm, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress and even death. In order to receive the compensation that you need and deserve for your premises liability claim, it is usually necessary to secure the best possible legal representation. With the assistance of the Boyers Law Group team, you may be able to obtain the monies you need to pay for ongoing medical expenses, make up for lost income and compensate you for your pain.
The experienced and highly skilled accident attorneys of the Boyers Law Group will devote their ample resources to the prosecution of your premises liability claim. We will thoroughly review what happened in your accident, collect all the necessary evidence to prove liability on the part of the store and/or property owner and do everything in our power to prepare, negotiate, litigate and, if need be, try a formidable case on your behalf.
Recovering Compensatory Damages with a Miami Shopping Mall Premises Liability Claim
If you or a loved has been seriously injured in a Miami mall or retail store accident caused by a shopping mall owner’s or operator’s negligence, it may be possible obtain substantial financial compensation for the injuries and harm you have suffered. Potential damages that you may recover include:
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Medical expenses – either in the past or future expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or physical impairment
- Mental anguish
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of capacity to enjoy life
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
The experienced personal injury accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group will analyze the specific set of facts of your case so we can determine the strengths of your case and on build on them. Our team will work tirelessly to support you through the challenging time that follows a serious injury accident.
Experienced Miami Personal Injury Attorneys Have Decades of Success Representing Accident Victims
As your attorneys, the experienced Miami personal injury lawyers of Boyers Law Group will provide the personal service, attention to detail and strong representation you need. Personal communication with members of our experienced team of lawyers, investigators, paralegals and experts will keep you informed of all developments. We will work quickly to preserve and protect your legal rights and will be completely prepared to bring your Miami premises liability case.
Our years of experience have resulted in millions of dollars in payments to our injured clients. We will put our successful experience and resources to work for you, helping you hold the negligent individuals and corporations accountable for the harm that they have caused. The compassionate, highly competent Boyers Law Group attorneys stand ready to fight to secure justice and obtain substantial compensation for you and your loved ones.
Please contact the experienced Miami shopping mall accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group at 866.469.7917 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation so we can start working for you.