Schrier Law Group knows that slip and fall accidents (a type of premises liability case) can be devastating, both physically and financially. This isn’t exactly startling news. But are they hard to win?

If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident and you’re thinking of filing a personal injury claim (with Schrier Law Group), you’re probably wondering what you’ll have to do to win.

 

The Challenges of Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases are challenging because you have to prove three things, all of which are critical.

1 – You have to prove that your accident was due to someone else’s negligence.

2 – You have to prove that it directly caused your injuries.

3- You have to prove that your slip and fall accident injuries have caused direct financial costs.

 

There are several ways a slip and fall accident can occur. It can be due to a lack of signage warning about a wet floor or a failure to maintain safe sidewalks. Actually, the number of things that can cause a slip and fall accident is almost infinite.

When a property owner fails to protect you from a slip and fall injury, it may still be difficult for you to prove your case.

We will discuss why it can be difficult to win your slip and fall case.

Do Most Slip and Fall Cases Go To Trial or Settle?

The vast majority of slip and fall cases will settle out of court because defendants understand that it is typically less expensive and much less time-consuming than taking the case to trial.

But even though most slip and fall cases settle out of court, each case is unique, and the outcome depends on the unique circumstances surrounding the accident.

Some cases settle long before a jury trial takes place, while others can settle days or even hours before a trial is set to take place.

Many times, whether or not your case goes to trial is determined by the willingness of the insurance company to offer a fair settlement to the victim of a slip and fall accident.

 

How Long Do Slip and Fall Cases Take To Settle?

The time it takes to settle your slip and fall case can be anywhere from a few months to a few years. It all depends on the circumstances involved.

Victims of slip and fall accidents due to someone else’s negligence have little control over how long it takes your case to settle.

You can do things to speed up the process, but you always want to be sure you take enough time to be sure you get a fair settlement.

 

How Do You Prove Negligence In A Slip and Fall Case?

Every property owner has a responsibility to maintain their property and remedy any hazards as soon as possible to avoid injuries.

Although it seems straightforward, it can be quite difficult to prove that the property owner was negligent. Property owners are likely to argue that you had shared in fault or had all of the fault in your accident and that you are responsible for your injuries.

To prove that the property owner is responsible for your injuries, you must prove that they should have known about the dangerous condition, that they didn’t fix it, or the owner’s carelessness caused the dangerous condition.

 

Why It’s Hard To Win a Slip and Fall Case

No matter what type of slip and fall (personal injury) case you have, it will always rely on your ability to prove negligence. In a slip and fall accident claim, you also have to prove all the other elements of a negligence claim.

This means you have to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that you suffered physical and financial damages, and that the negligence of the defendant caused those damages.

In a typical car accident case, negligence can be proved with police reports and camera footage. You usually don’t have that type of evidence in slip and fall cases. In slip and fall accidents, you generally have to rely on first-hand accounts of the accident.

As mentioned above, you will also have to prove that the property owner or someone in charge at the property knew about the hazard and that they had enough time to repair it or remove it but didn’t.

In a worst-case scenario, no one was around when your accident happened, there is no security camera footage, and there is no evidence you can use to claim that the property owner knew of the hazard.

That worst-case scenario is all too common, which is why it is so hard to win slip and fall cases.

The Schrier Law Group handles many slip and fall cases. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your slip and fall case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

Schrier Law Group knows that no amount of money can erase, or even substantially ease, the pain of losing a loved one. Especially when it’s an accident that could have been prevented. Still, unpaid bills, along with an uncertain financial future, can increase the affected family’s difficulties tenfold.

wrongful death lawsuit can provide a family with much-needed funds at difficult times. Especially when it has so many other issues to be concerned about. These lawsuits may also help uncover the truth when it is unclear how a loved one died and may even prevent the guilty party from harming some other family in the future.

Understanding and compassionate wrongful death attorneys like Schrier Law Group in South Florida will guide your family through the entire process of filing a wrongful death claim in court to recover appropriate damages for a loved one’s catastrophic injuries and death. Although fighting in court may not be your primary concern at the time, it is imperative for your family to file a claim within Florida’s statute of limitations. This is only a portion of what we can do for families.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death occurs when a responsible person or business violates its duty of care to an individual, resulting in that person’s death. For example, drunk drivers violate their duty of care to their victims when they drive while impaired and cause an accident that kills someone — an action for which they should be held accountable.

Many types of accidents can be the cause of a wrongful death lawsuit, including:

  • Vehicle accidents, including impaired or distracted driving or manufacturing defects
  • Public transit accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Product liability
  • Premise liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog attacks

How is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Florida?

A wrongful death claim is filed by the personal representative, (Schrier Law Group) administering the estate of a deceased loved one. The claim is generally based on an underlying personal injury claim (like listed above). Therefore, the family must prove all elements of an accident and the relationship between the accident and the fatality. The lawyer must present evidence related to the auto accident and demonstrate that the injuries resulted in the loved one’s death.

After recovering damages from the defendant, the estate distributes the compensation to the deceased’s beneficiaries. A wrongful death lawyer in Florida will assist the personal representative through the process of litigating the case and collecting on the judgment.

The aftermath of an accident is just as important as the accident itself. If you have been involved in an accident with a car, truck, or boat, and a loved one has died due to the accident, contact our wrongful death attorney in Florida as soon as possible for help with your claims.

The Schrier Law Group handles many wrongful death cases. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your wrongful death case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

Schrier Law Group is a well known and highly regarded Statewide Personal Injury, a Wrongful death & an Insurance Litigation law firm.

For over 40 years, we have aggressively and compassionately represented those who have been the unfortunate injured victims of negligence and wrongful death accidents or incidents. Unfortunately, too many avoidable accidents occur, especially in Florida.

When the careless actions of another result in someone getting hurt or even killed, the “negligent” party’s insurance company often hire good lawyers so that they can avoid paying the injured accident victim or the wrongfully killed victim’s family the appropriate amount of compensation.

Clients often tell us that Schrier Law Group secured more money for them than they ever could have imagined. We take great pride in coming up with creative legal strategies to win our client’s cases, but we also enjoy answering our client’s questions and developing relationships that last a lifetime because they are based on the trust that we have earned along the way.

While we have been and continue to be hired to secure the most money for our clients, from just about every part of Florida, we take great pride in changing the negative perception, one client at a time.

Whether your case is against another driver or against one of the world’s largest corporations, clients hire Schrier Law Group in order to secure the most money for their case. Get the most money for your case and do not become an ignored victim. Schrier Law Group can be reached at (800) 700-7285. Call us for a free case evaluation. Justice for you and your family can start now.

We here at Schrier Law Group are happy reporting that Florida State Senator Ed Hooper filed a bill in late December that requires stricter pool safety measures. It was inspired by the drowning death of a young boy. With the number of drownings in the state, something had to be done

The bill (SB 124) is called the “Kacen’s Cause Act” named after Kacen Howard, who drowned in his family’s pool a day before his third birthday in 2017. In response to the tragedy, his mother, Brittany Howard, worked to advocate for more effective safety requirements, resulting in the act.

Hooper, who represents voters in House District 16 in Pasco County, sponsored similar legislation in the 2020 session. That bill and its House companion died in committee.

 

What Does the Bill Alter

The bill would alter current Florida codes to require that pools have at least two of the state’s listed safety measures in place. Under current law, only one is required. One code details fence specifications that require a 4-foot mesh fence around an outward swinging, self-closing, self-latching gate that is separate from any other fence, wall, or other enclosure surrounding the yard.

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes for children, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Other options require that all doors and windows with direct access to the pool are equipped with an exit alarm and that doors with direct access to the pool have a self-closing, self-latching device with a release mechanism of a certain height. Pool owners can also install a swimming pool alarm that sounds an alarm upon detection of an accidental or unauthorized entrance into the water.

The requirement of an additional code seeks to ensure that if one safety precaution fails, another will prevent an accident. In Kacen’s case, the pool had a fence around it, but it was too weak and failed to prevent the toddler from falling into the water.

The bill also prohibits a property owner from selling a house with a swimming pool without meeting the new requirements.

The Schrier Law Group handles many pool injury & drowning cases. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

Schrier Law Group is a Floridian statewide personal injury and insurance litigation law firm. For over 50 years, our lawyers and staff have provided creative legal strategies to aggressively represent all of our clients and their family members.

Our law firm never wants anyone to get hurt or to tragically lose their lives because of another person or company’s careless acts. However, automobile accidents, slip and fall incidents, reckless corporate behavior, as well as many other negligent acts, all too often lead to a preventable injury or to a family member’s wrongful death.

If you or a loved one has been injured or if someone in your family has tragically passed away, due to the negligence of another, Schrier Law Group simply cares more and does want to represent the individual or those family members who may never have thought that they would ever need an attorney.

The public often has a negative perception about how lawyers conduct themselves. Some of our clients have mentioned that they did not think that lawyers could possibly care as much as Schrier Law Group’s attorneys and our great staff does.

While we have been, and continue to be hired to secure the most money for our clients, from just about every part of the state of Florida, we take great pride in changing the negative perception, one client at a time. Clients often tell us that Schrier Law Group secured more money for them, than they ever could have imagined. We take great pride in coming up with creative legal strategies to win our client’s cases, but we also enjoy answering our client’s questions and developing relationships that last a lifetime because they are based on the trust that we have earned along the way.

The Schrier Law Group handles many negligence cases just like this one. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

Here is a question for you. Have you or someone you love ever been harmed due to the negligence of another? Are you currently seeking a personal injury attorney in Miami, Florida to aid you in court and represent your claims? Then look no further. The Schrier Law Group is a personal injury and insurance litigation law firm that will aggressively represent you in the court of law. Schrier understands that this is probably a difficult time, especially if one has been injured. With our fierce legal representation, we assure you that your case will be handled with professionalism and perfection, so you can receive the largest payout or settlement possible.

 

Negligence Leads to Injury

 

You might be quite surprised to learn how often someone is injured due to the negligence of another. The basic definition of negligence is the failure to take proper care when doing something. If this negligence results in the injury of another person, then this is more than enough of a basis for a personal injury case. The lawyers at the Schrier Law Group have been handling personal injury cases for over 60 years! This outstanding legal team is waiting for your case so they can aggressively represent you in the court of law. With our backing, you are assured to receive the compensation for the settlement that you deserve.

 

Types of Personal Injury

 

Personal injury cases can be a number of different things. Whether it be car accidents or mishaps at work. Either way, we understand that the safety and health of our clients is of the utmost importance. Take a look at the different kinds of personal injury cases:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Accidents

The Schrier Law Group handles many negligence cases. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents that people suffer from. They are also some of the most unfortunate accidents that happen as well. We here at Schrier Law Group knows that when we go through our daily lives, nobody is considering the fact that they may slip and fall somewhere and hurt themselves.

These accidents lead to some of the most unexpected and painful injuries. In most circumstances, slips can be traced back to personal carelessness and there really is no recourse. However, there are certain situations that can be traced back to the negligence of another individual (or business). In cases like these, you need to call upon the help of a personal injury attorney.

The Schrier Law Group understands the inner workings of almost every type of negligence case. It is important that you receive the compensation that you deserve. That is why you need to contact the Schrier Law Group to get the money that you deserve for a slip and fall case.

 

What is the Plan Following the Slip &Fall?

First and foremost, it is always important to seek out medical attention if you are the victim of a slip and fall accident. Your personal health will always be the most important thing to worry about. However, it is also important to report the slip and fall accident too so that you get it on record.

If possbile, the owner or landlord of the property the accident occurred at must be informed immediately following and you need to make sure to have some type of written report. Also part of the next step is to “document everything”. Attempt to retrieve the personal information from any witness (such as phone number, email, statements, and pictures of the area that you fell.) Try to take pictures that would show the scenario and situation of how you slipped and fell. All of this will help you with the case or the settling of the lawsuit.

After you take all these important steps, all you need to do is contact Schrier Law Group. We will handle the rest. A personal injury attorney will guide you through your slip and fall case and hold all of the negligent parties responsible. You deserve compensation for the slip and fall accident that caused medical pains and bills. The Schrier Law Group is here to back you up. We will get you results.

We are the Schrier Law Group. Located in Miami, Florida, we are a premier group of attorneys that are here to represent you or your loved ones. Don’t be fooled by others. Get the money you deserve. And don’t worry if you don’t live in Miami, because the Schrier Law Group handles cases statewide.

The Schrier Law Group is a personal injury and insurance litigation law firm operating throughout the state of Florida. We aggressively represent those who have been injured due to someone else’s actions or carelessness, and we also represent home and business owners whose insurers have underpaid or denied their insurance claims.

With over HALF A BILLION DOLLARS recovered for Florida accident victims, our firm has the individualized strategies and the complete resources necessary to help you and your family members have successful outcomes in their cases.

 

We Don’t Just Talk About Results. We Get Them.

With over $500 Million dollars collected. We will help you collect if you are the victim of any of the following:

Meet Our Attorneys

Schrier Law Group, a nationally recognized law firm, takes pride in aggressively providing compassionate and intense legal representation for our clients in cases in which the negligence of another has unfortunately caused injuries or death. Our outstanding legal team has skilled trial lawyers, who know creative and effective ways to fight for your legal rights in order to obtain the largest possible monetary verdicts and settlements.

 

Paul K. Schrier is the managing attorney at the Schrier Law Group.

He has been a successful trial attorney for over 30 years and has dedicated his career to aggressively providing legal assistance to his clients. Paul graduated from Emory University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Psychology. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor, from the University of Miami School of Law. Following his scholastic success, he received his Florida Bar Admission the same year as graduating from the University of Miami School of Law in 1986.

Paul takes pride in aggressively providing compassionate and intense legal representation for our clients in cases in which the negligence of another has unfortunately caused injuries or death.

 

David S. Kuczenski joined the Schrier Law Group in 2002 as an associate attorney. He earned a Bachelor in Science degree in Political Science with Honors, with additional studies in Economics and International Affairs from Florida State University. Shortly after graduating from Florida State University, David moved to Broward County to attend the Sheppard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. David’s academic accomplishments at Nova entitled him to be academically qualified to join and become one of the editors of the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law. In 2000, he not only graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Nova, but also passed the Florida Bar exam.

David aggressively protects the interests of injured individuals and insurance consumers, and on a case-by-case basis he provides legal services for clients who are unable to afford legal counsel. His insight is frequently sought out for advice under Florida’s motor vehicle and homeowners’ property insurance law. David has limited his practice to recovering money for persons injured from the negligent acts of others and first-party insurance litigation.

 

John Y. Toussaint is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a minor in Business from Florida Atlantic University. John went on to receive his Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business.  Mr. Toussaint then went on to receive his Juris Doctor, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.  While in Law School, Mr. Toussaint participated in Stetson Law’s Study Abroad Program, spending a summer studying in Granada, Spain.

Prior to joining The Schrier Law Group, Mr. Toussaint worked as an Assistant Regional Counsel at the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel (OCCCRC)-4th Region.

The Schrier Law Group handles many negligence cases just like this one. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

In the state of Florida alone there are almost half a million car accidents per year. These accidents lead to over 250,000 injuries and 3,000+ fatalities. In all of these accidents, negligence can usually be pinned on one of the drivers. If you happen to be a part of one of these accidents, you need a top personal injury attorney in Florida that will aggressively represent you in a court of law. The Schrier Law Group is THE LEGAL TEAM that brings their years of personal injury expertise to the table. If you need an attorney to aggressively represent you after being injured due to the carelessness of another person’s actions, then it is time to call us today @ 1-800-700-7285.

 

What Cases Does a Personal Injury Attorney Take

A personal injury attorney is a very broad term that encompasses all injuries that have been caused due to the negligence of another.

Examples of these situations are:

  • Truck Accidents
  • Work Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Construction Accidents
  • Pool Injuries & Drownings
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

All of the above are examples of accidents that can happen when another person is being careless. Many of the accidents can leave you with a long period of pain and recovery. This means a lot of lost wages and time. You deserve to be compensated for the loss of wages, medical bills, psychological impacts of the accident, lost time and the price of having to suffer through it all.

The Schrier Law Group understands that this is a difficult time and want to represent you in court. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family have successful outcomes in your cases. The injuries, or even worse death, of you or a loved one can impact the remainder of peoples’ lives. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!

Boating accidents make always news. Maybe it’s because of how it looks on camera. Maybe it is because they are more rare than typical car accidents. But beyond the headlines, one or more of a handful of causes are usually to blame. There are some common boating situations to avoid so that accidents are less likely. However, in the event that you or a loved one is in a boating accident, it is time to contact Schrier Law Group to discuss what your options are. We are here to assist, help, and litigate.

 

 

RUNNING OUT OF GAS:

Just because a marine towing company can quickly bring rescue in a gas can on a small body of water, running out of gas in the middle of the Gulf Stream, or in choppy waters, the situation can be dire. How can this happen? Maybe you miscalculated your bearing and burned up too much fuel finding your way, or you fished or cruised longer than you intended. Perhaps you skirted unexpected storms or ran offshore to avoid them. Or maybe you just plain forgot to gas up. Things happen. Don’t let it! Plan ahead so this doesn’t happen to you.

 

 

RUNNING AGROUND:

Sometimes entertaining (for some), often embarrassing, and often truly dangerous — that is grounding your boat. You don’t want to ground your boat. You want it safe on the water. Stay sober, slow down, keep watch, and keep afloat. In the water but stuck on a bar, you’ll likely be eager to yank the boat off the rocks and end the humiliating drama.

 

 

FALLING OVERBOARD:

An overboard tumble can be an embarrassing situation unless you knock yourself out on the way over. Now you have a whole different issue. People don’t naturally float face up, so be sure to wear a life jacket that will flip you over. Also, remember that solo boaters who fall overboard are likely to watch the boat run off into the distance. Wear the emergency cut-off-switch lanyard, or its modern, electronic replacement, which kills the motor if anyone wearing a sender falls over. This will cut down on any chances that the boat turns and comes at you.

 

 

CATCHING FIRE:

Thank goodness, boat fires are rare. This is due to spark-protected mechanical systems and double-clamped fuel lines. Still, it pays to be safe. Always be sniffing around for fuel fumes. Look for obvious fuel spills or leaks, or a rainbow-hued slick on bilge water. Never start a marine engine without running the bilge blower for at least five minutes. Make sure you have fire extinguishers aboard, rated for fuel or electrical fires, and that they’re still charged. Have them inspected or replace them if in doubt.

 

 

SPEEDING AT NIGHT:

One of the most common causes for boating accidents is not matching your speed to the conditions or settings. At night you can’t necessarily trust your senses to determine a clear path.

 

 

FAILING TO MAINTAIN A LOOKOUT:

“I didn’t see them coming” is the too-often an explanation for boat crashes. Well, see them coming, by maintaining a lookout whether underway or at anchor.

 

 

STAY SOBER:

Alcohol slows reflexes and clouds judgment. Both can lead to an accident. Why chance it?

 

If you follow this list on how to be careful while on the water, you will be dramatically less likely to have a boating issue, or worse, a boating accident. In the event that this was not avoided and you or a loved one need representation due to a boating accident, you want to contact the Schrier Law Group to represent you now! We are here to represent and support!