SOURCE: Bernstein & Maryanoff
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, more than 17,000 people are killed and hundreds of thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents across the United States every year. The Florida injury lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff represent clients who have been injured as a result of slipping and falling while legally on the property of someone else, and the firm hereby announces that it has successfully negotiated a settlement for a Florida personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a client who was allegedly injured while on the premises of the defendant.
Specifically, this lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida. It was assigned to the General Jurisdiction Division and it was given a case number of 12 CA 502P. The case was filed on behalf of an individual female plaintiff who was allegedly injured while lawfully on the property of the defendant, a Florida corporation.
According to the court documents, the plaintiff had already suffered from a back condition that resulted in the requirement of ongoing pain management. On or about October 11, 2010, the plaintiff was legally on the premises of the defendant when she encountered a set of steps that had become wet and slippery. The plaintiff attempted to use those steps but slipped and fell on them. As a result of this fall, the plaintiff allegedly suffered serious injuries that included an aggravation of her existing back injury.
The Florida injury attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff filed the lawsuit in response to this alleged incident and the pleadings related to the case sought damages that would compensate the plaintiff for the medical costs she incurred, the lost income she suffered and the pain and suffering that she had endured.
In pursuit of these damages, the attorneys at Bernstein & Maryanoff asserted in the court documents that the defendant was legally responsible for the safe upkeep of the property in question and that the defendant negligently failed to do so such that this negligence caused the injuries suffered by the plaintiff.
Rather than litigate the matter, the two sides were able to come together and successfully negotiate an out-of-court settlement that provided compensation to the plaintiff. Per an agreement between the parties, the specific terms of this settlement are being kept confidential and the matter is now considered closed by those involved.
About Bernstein & Maryanoff
Bernstein & Maryanoff is a law firm comprised of Florida personal injury lawyers who have been serving as legal advocates for injured clients who have been wrongfully harmed in Florida slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driver accidents, car accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of traffic accidents. The firm also handles cases that include Florida nursing home neglect and abuse, sexual abuse and other matters that require litigation in order to recover compensation on behalf of those who have been injured by negligent, reckless or intentional actions.