MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2013) - The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, estimates that approximately 1 million people in the United States are injured in accidental falls every year across the country. The Florida slip and fall lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff represent clients who have been wrongfully injured in falls while they were lawfully on the premises of others. The firm hereby announces that it has successfully agreed to a settlement with the defendant in a Florida personal injury lawsuit that was filed in response to an incident that left the firm's client suffering from multiple injuries.
The case was filed in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial District in and for Palm Beach County, Florida. The matter was assigned to the General Jurisdiction Division and it was given a case number of 2009 CA-008935 MB (AD). The lawsuit sought damages that were to compensate the plaintiff for several different forms of loss suffered as a result of a fall that occurred on the premises of the defendant.
The court documents related to the lawsuit indicated that the plaintiff was allegedly on the premises of the defendant, which operated as a resort and a kitchen. While the plaintiff was on the premises of the defendant, she allegedly encountered an employee who was working at the defendant business as a bellhop. Suddenly, the defendant's employee stepped into a hole in close proximity to the plaintiff and fell onto the plaintiff. This collision caused the plaintiff to be knocked down as well, and as a result of the fall the plaintiff suffered serious injuries to her teeth and to her hip, both of which required medical care and treatment.
The Florida slip and fall lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff filed a lawsuit in response to this alleged incident claiming that the defendant did not keep the premises in a properly safe condition, such that the dangerous condition that was the hole that caused the fall led to the injuries that were suffered by the plaintiff. Rather than litigate the matter, the attorneys at the firm were able to successfully negotiate a settlement with the defendant. Per agreement between the parties, the specific terms of this settlement are being kept confidential and the matter is now considered closed.
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.