MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 26, 2012) - The Miami slip and fall lawyers at the law firm of Bernstein & Maryanoff represent clients who have been injured because of dangerous conditions that were present on the property of others after their clients had lawfully entered these properties. The firm hereby alerts the public that it has settled another Florida personal injury lawsuit that was filed for this reason, and the case resulted in the payment of an undisclosed amount of damages to the plaintiff. The case has now been closed.
Specifically, this Florida personal injury claim was filed in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial District in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida. The case was assigned to the General Jurisdiction Division and it was given a case number of 11-38997 CA (30). The claim sought the recovery of damages for severe injuries allegedly suffered by the plaintiff to her ankle on the theory of premises liability.
According to the court documents, the case centered on an alleged incident where the plaintiff was lawfully on the premises of the defendants named in the case. While she was there, she allegedly stepped on a loose piece of carpet that was sitting on top of tile. This loose piece of carpet was not obvious to her, and as a result she slipped on it and badly injured her ankle.
The court documents went on to state that the plaintiff's ankle was so badly injured that she required surgery that included an open reduction and internal fixation. As a result, the plaintiff sued under the theory that the defendants (a) knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that was present on the premises; and (b) they did not take proper steps to either remove this dangerous condition or properly warn foreseeable lawful entrants onto the property as to its existence.
Rather than litigate the matter fully, the defendants agreed to negotiate a settlement that paid an undisclosed amount of damages to the injured plaintiff. The case has since been dismissed and the claim has been 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, drunk driving accidents, car accidents, motorcycle 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.