do you win case solely because you fall – Accident lawyer discussion

Slip and Fall accidents happpen in people homes, in local businesses, in strip malls business, in retail mall outlets and essentially at any property.  The accident attorney can help when someone is injured in a fall where there is liablity against the landowner/land occupier.  This injury lawyer handles cases in Boca Raton, Florida, Delray, Boynton Beach and many other cities where clients are injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall case.  The practice is located in South Florida meaning the tri-county area.  This area of law is called premises liability, meaning liability of the landlowner or occupier of someone that is on those premises.

The first thing that is important to understand in this area of law is that Florida law is clear that the owner or occupier of property is not automatically responsibly just because someone is injured on the property.   This seems to be one of the most common misconceptions of this area of law.  People believe that SOLELY because they were injured on the property, that business owes them for medical bills and so forth.  This injury lawyer on this site who practices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach and other cities as referenced on the website can tell you that the law states, generally, that negligence must be proven before a business owes someone for medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.  For example, if someone trips on their own shoe laces at a business and thus it is the person’s fault as opposed to the fault of the business, they would generally not have a case to recover money resulting for that fall.

People ask this accident attorney from Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boynton Beach if there is water or some liquid on the floor, does that mean that the business owes them for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc. and again the answer is maybe.  If the water is leaking from a refrigerator or air conditioner that the business knew about, then this would be a strong case for liability against the business.  However, if there is videotape (and nowadays video is very common) and if two minutes before the person fell, another customer spilled some liquid on the floor and this is what caused the fall, then this would be a much more difficult case.  The reason this case would be more difficult is that, as against the business, they would be able to argue that there was nothing that could be done to prevent the accident and therefore they are not liable.  In general, fall cases on transient liquids are “failure to warn” cases, unless it can be shown that the business or one of it’s employees put the liquid on the ground, knew about it or the liquid came from an air conditioner in the business, etc.  So if the video would show that the spill was just a few minutes before the fall, then it would be hard for the injured person to argue that the business “failed to warn” as likely it would be determined that there was not enough time for them to warn.

Another issue in the slip and fall cases is what is known as comparative fault, which is the legal position that while the defendant (landowner or business in the cases I am discussing here) is at fault, the plaintiff (the injured person) is also at fault and thus fault should be apportioned.  I will discuss this issue further in another post, so please look out for other posts on comparative fault.

There is obviously a lot of information here and of course every injury case is unique.  The injury lawyer on this site offers free consultations on accident cases like the ones described above and for car accident cases.   Attorney Gary Drucker handles cases in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Delray as well as other cities as discussed on the main page.  The office works on a contingency fee basis which means that lawyer fees and costs are only charged if money is recovered for clients. This advise is based on Florida law and other states laws may vary significantly from Florida.

Pedestrian Accidents

Have you been injured as a pedestrian crossing the street?  Are you looking for a pedestrian injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

A staggering number of pedestrian accidents happen each year. More often than not, they involve children and are usually the fault of a negligent driver. Victims of pedestrian accidents can rely on Drucker Law Offices to thoroughly investigate their case and pursue fair compensation from those who were at fault. Attorney Gary Drucker is dedicated to upholding the legal rights of injured individuals. He can help make sense out of the complex legal issues that surround these types of accident. When drivers do not pay attention to the road, fail to stop at pedestrian crossings, or ignore road signs and speed, they put the lives of children and loved ones in danger. Drivers may be distracted by cell phone or smart phone use or simply not see a pedestrian crossing the street. However, when drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the risk of hitting a pedestrian is considerably increased.

Pedestrian accidents can result in significant injury and even death and can cause some of the most devastating types of personal injury, including severe head injury, injuries to the limbs and spinal cord, in addition to the emotional distress incurred by victims and their families.

Drivers are responsible for being aware of their surroundings, obeying road signs and speed limits, and avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol while operating a vehicle. However, many drivers do not follow these rules and regulations. What can result is the serious injury or death of an innocent pedestrian. Pedestrians who are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering.

Victims of pedestrian accidents should seek legal representation from experienced personal injury attorneys in order to pursue fair compensation for their injuries. Drucker Law Offices is devoted to the well being and financial stability of clients. Let Gary Drucker represent you or your loved one.

Victims of pedestrian accidents can rely on him to pursue compensation from those who are responsible for their injuries. Contact Drucker Law Offices today for a free evaluation. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of pedestrian accidents. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Ship & Boating Accidents

Have you been injured in a ship or boating accident?  Are you looking for a boat accident lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Ship and boating accidents have become more common as there are more boats using the waterways and the cruise industry has expanded. Unfortunately, there are too many circumstances where injuries are suffered as a result of other’s negligence on a ship or while boating. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed to recover damages. Attorney Gary J. Drucker can assist you if you or a loved one has been involved in a nautical accident.

Boat accidents can occur with jet-skis, on other pleasure boats, or on cruise ships. These cases require an understanding of maritime law as well as personal injury law. Drucker Law Offices handles many cases involving such claims, and the attorney is very familiar with the specific issues raised by nautical and maritime laws and regulations.

Some boating accidents can result in serious injuries and can even prove fatal. Given the serious nature of such accidents, it is important to have an attorney handle your case to analyze medical records and any eye witness accounts of the incident very carefully. Attorney Gary J. Drucker will fight diligently for your legal rights.

The attorney works on a contingency basis. That means you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless a recovery is made in your case.

Vehicle Rollover & Tire Defects

Unfortunately, rollover accidents have become all too common. Attorney Gary Drucker will fight for you if you or a loved one suffered as a result of a vehicle rollover.

Apart from vehicle rollovers, another contributing factor to fatal motor vehicle accidents involves defective tires. Manufacturing defects such as poor adhesion and unsanitary manufacturing facilities can contribute to the separation of tire tread and other potential dangers. Drucker Law Offices can assist you if you or a loved one has been injured due to defective tires.

If you have sustained injury due to a vehicle rollover, a tire defect, or any other form of car accident, Gary Drucker will fight diligently for your rights.

If you or someone you know has been inured due to defective tires or a vehicle rollover, Drucker Law Offices can assist you. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a vehicle rollovers and tire defects. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Vehicle Rollovers & Tire Defects

Construction Site Injuries

Have you been injured on a construction site?  Are you looking for a construction site accident attorney that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Construction sites are dangerous places and serious accidents can happen, regardless of the strict safety standards that most construction companies follow.  In addition to endangering the safety of the workers at construction sites, hazardous conditions can also injure passersby. If you have been injured in a construction accident, Drucker Law Offices can help to pursue compensation from those responsible for the conditions that led to your injuries.

Unfortunately, construction site injuries are not uncommon and can occur in a variety of ways. These are just a few of the potential ways someone can become injured at a construction site:

– Slip and falls
– Roofing accidents
– Misuse of tools
– Defective equipment
– Falling objects
– Electrical accidents
– Misuse of safety restraints
– Power tool mishaps
– Fires and explosions
– Scaffolding accidents
– Being struck by operating equipment
– Welding accidents

When construction accidents occur, they are often caused by the negligence of those responsible for the safety of the site, including contractors, site supervisors, and property owners. Construction companies need to do their job by having sites checked by safety inspectors for potentially hazardous materials, surfaces, and equipment. Sadly, inspectors may overlook some issues and allow construction to take place on a site that is hazardous to a worker’s safety as well as the safety of bystanders. Thus, many companies put their workers and innocent bystanders in danger and the result can be serious injury or even death.

There are many different areas of law that construction accidents may be covered under, depending on the circumstances involved. If you have lost a loved one due to injuries sustained in a construction accident, Drucker Law offices can assist you in filing a wrongful death lawsuit When defective equipment is to blame for injuries, the manufacturers of the faulty equipment may be held liable under product liability laws. Attorney Gary Drucker can help you make sense of the issues surrounding construction site injuries. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a construction accident, he can review your case.

Construction site accidents often result in debilitating and life changing injuries. These serious injuries may require years of therapy and medical treatment and cause permanent disabilities that prevent the victims from returning to work. Gary Drucker can help you pursue compensation from those responsible to help pay for pain and suffering, present and future medical bills, and lost wages.

The legal issues surrounding a construction accident can be complicated. Gary Drucker has experience litigating a variety of construction site accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact the office to review your case.
A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured at construction sites. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Work-place Accidents

Have you been injured by a workplace accident?  Are you looking for a workplace injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Many accidents that the lawyer sees take place while someone is working. Generally, workers’ compensation will pay the medical bills and most of the lost wages resulting from this accident, regardless of fault. Generally, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy that employees have against their employer in these accidents. In some of these accidents, however, the fault of the accident is someone other than a co-employee or the employer.

For example, if someone is working and is involved in an automobile accident due another vehicle’s fault, workers’ compensation will generally apply to that case; however, there is also a case that can be made against the person that caused the accident. This is a work-place accident. Another example may be when a worker is sent by his employer to a place of business, to buy something or for some other purpose. If there is some defect at the property or dangerous condition like water on the floor, the employee may have a work-place accident claim against the business where they fell. That claim would be in addition to any workers’ compensation claim.

There can be various other types of accidents – defective equipment, falling objects and so forth – that happen at work and are caused by someone other than a co-employee or the employer and in these scenarios, the injured person may have the right to fair compensation for their injuries. At Drucker Law Offices, attorney Gary Drucker handles work place accidents. If you have been injured in a work-place accident, please contact the office today for a free case evaluation. The contract is a contingency fee contract so the clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Bicycle Accidents

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident?  Are you looking for a bicycle injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Unfortunately, bike accidents are an all too common occurrence on our streets and many of these accidents result in devastating injuries for the cyclist. Victims of bike accidents should seek legal counsel to uphold their legal rights when those injuries are due to the negligence of others. At the Drucker Law Offices, the lawyer is dedicated to pursuing fair compensation for your pain and suffering. The lawyer has the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate your accident and represent your case.

Because bicyclists are often overlooked by traffic and have little to protect them, there are many ways for a bicycle accident to occur. Bike accidents can affect cyclists of any age, but tend to affect children and preteens who are struck by careless drivers. Though bicycle lanes have been implemented in most areas, statistics indicate that these lanes interfere with the normal flow of traffic and can actually put bicyclists in more danger rather than giving them a safe lane to ride in. Additionally, bicyclists can have collisions with other bicyclists who are not mindful of their surroundings.

Injuries caused by bicycle collisions are significant, as when a car hits a bicycle it commonly throws the person on the bicycle many feet and this can result in more typical injuries. Further, the bicycle rider obviously does not have a seat belt or other mechanism to limit the injury. Broken bones, traumatic head injuries, and damage to the spine, as well as internal injuries, are not uncommon. Bicycle accidents can even result in death. Individuals involved in bike accidents due to the negligent actions of others should contact us.

Contact Drucker Law Offices today for a free case evaluation. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a bicycle accident. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Product Liability Cases

Have you been injured by a defective product?  Are you looking for a defective products lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

As a nation of consumers, most Americans use hundreds of products on a daily basis. When injuries and property damage result from dangerous and defective products, such as consumer products, recreational products, automobiles, bicycles, child car seats, tools, manufacturing equipment, workplace machinery, food, medications, pesticides and medical devices, the manufacturers and other parties involved in the chain of commerce may be liable for monetary damages.

Such injuries resulting from dangerous or defective products are often serious. As a result of such injuries, victims commonly incur significant hospitalization costs and medical bills. Wage loss claims, both short term and long term, are also common to these types of injuries.

At Drucker Law Offices, the lawyer understands the complexities involved in handling these types of cases. The first goal is to establish liability, by proving that the product was indeed defective. Often, this involves consulting a product safety expert or engineer. Once liability is established the lawyer helps clients determine the full measure of their damages by considering medical expenses, wage loss, loss of earning capacity, permanent impairment, past and future pain and suffering and other important factors. The goal is to protect your future by seeking all of the compensation that you are legally entitled to.

A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a defective product. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved. If you have any question about a product liability case, please contract the attorney at Drucker Law Offices.

Wrongful Death

Has your family been affected by a wrongful death?  Are you looking for a wrongful death attorney that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

I have defended the rights of families for 15 years. A wrongful death occurs as a result of the negligence of another person or party in any number of instances such as car accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, boating accidents and defective products. In the tragic instance when a family member is lost as a result of the negligence of another, the survivors have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for the loss. The families of a lost loved one can rely on Drucker Law Offices to assist them during their time of legal need.

When you come to Drucker Law Offices with your case, the lawyer will thoroughly evaluate your situation and outline every possible course of action for you to consider. The lawyer will strongly and soundly represent your case to the best of his ability and fight for all of your legal entitlements.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or party, Drucker Law Offices can help you. The lawyer has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions section on wrongful death to give you additional information about your claim. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a defective product. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Premises Liability – Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Cases

Have you been injured in slip/fall or trip/fall accident?  Are you looking for a slip/fall injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

It is not uncommon for someone to get hurt at someone else’s property. This is commonly referred to as a “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accident. In other types of premises liability cases, a landowner or business owner is held responsible for negligent security, negligent lighting, or other acts of negligence stemming from hazardous conditions or neglect found on the property.

Generally, land and business owners have a duty to keep their premises free from dangers and hazards which might cause harm to their customers. Land and business owners also have the duty to keep their business in a reasonably safe condition. Such land and business owners are general liable for dangers that are created by them, are actually known to them or are there for a sufficient period of time that they should have known about such dangers.

Victims of these types of actions commonly incur significant medical bills and wage loss. Mounting medical bills and wage loss can present a long term challenge to the accident victim.

Further, as a result of a premises liability accident, there can be permanent disability as well as other long term or permanent ramifications such as extended pain and suffering.

At the Drucker Law Offices, complete representation is offered to persons injured on the property of another. In creating a plan for you to achieve a fair recovery both the fault or liability issues in the case as well as the damages incurred by you are analyzed.

At Drucker Law Offices, a free initial consultation is provided for all accident victims. The attorney fee contract provides that clients only pay a fee if a recovery is obtained in the case. If you have any questions pertaining to a premises liability case, please feel free to call Drucker Law Offices at any one of the locations.