Assistance from a Fort Lauderdale Trip and Fall Attorney
Stephen Morse is a Fort Lauderdale Trip and Fall Lawyer who works all across the State of Florida. He handles trip and fall cases in all areas such as South Florida and Broward County. Mr. Morse represents clients who have had trip & falls due to all different types of reasons – including uneven floors, uneven grounds, unexpected changes in elevation, loose carpeting, cracked cement, dangerous or cracked sidewalks, and potholes. Additionally, poor or lighting can cause trip & fall accidents if somebody is not able to see something on the ground due to the inadequate lighting and consequently trips and falls.
Should you sustain injuries in a trip & fall occurring anywhere in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact this Fort Lauderdale Trip & Fall Lawyer at 954-560-3063 for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Morse will not get paid unless and until you’ve received compensation from your case.
Discuss your Rights with a Fort Lauderdale Trip and Fall Lawyer
If you’ve experienced a trip & fall occurring anywhere in Florida, an expert witness will most likely be needed to evaluate the dangerous condition which caused your trip and fall. This expert, known as a building code expert, will attempt to determine if the property where you tripped and fell was constructed and maintained in accordance with the various building codes that regulate the construction of structures and properties. Properties and construction are required to meet certain standards of safety. For example, in the State of Florida, the Florida Building Code and the Life Safety Code regulate the construction of properties and structures. If a property or construction does not meet the standards laid out in the Florida Building Code and Life Safety Code, the property or construction may not be safe. This is something that the building code expert will testify to in trial.
Additionally, if you tripped and fell because the lighting in the establishment where you fell was poor, Stephen Morse may hire another expert called a “human factors” expert. This expert will examine the lighting in the establishment where you fell, analyze how a normal person might have reacted to it in your circumstances, and determine if the lighting was poor enough to contribute to the fall. The human factors expert examines the lighting from your perspective at the time of the accident.
Broward County Trip and Fall Lawyer Fights for your Rights
If you trip over a fixture or other fixed structure in an establishment, you may be able to bring a case against one of several different defendants. To begin with, you may be able to bring a case against the owner of the property. As long as the dangerous condition wasn’t something that was created by a tenant at the property, then the owner will be liable.
You may also be able to bring a claim against a tenant at the property. If, however, the dangerous condition that caused you to trip was a fixture or other fixed structure at the property, you may have a tough time blaming a tenant at the property if the tenant isn’t the one that created the dangerous condition.
Lastly, you may be able to bring a case against the company that construction the property. However, if the dangerous condition is deemed to be “patent” (i.e., obvious to a typical, reasonable person), a judge can later say that the construction company was absolved of liability when the property was turned over to the owner and accepted. On the other hand, if the dangerous condition is deemed to be “latent” (not obvious to a typical, reasonable person), then the construction company will be deemed to be liable because there would be no way for the owner or a tenant of the property to know that it existed. The owner or tenant, in that situation, will be absolved of liability. This is known as the Slavin doctrine.
Stephen Morse handles cases involving all types of injuries. These include fractured and broken bones - including fractured ankles and ankle injuries, fractured knee caps, fractured hips (including hip replacement surgeries and operations), fractured pelvis (including pelvic repair surgeries and operations), fractured tail bones, fractured ribs, fractured clavicles and collarbones, fractured elbows (including elbow surgeries and operations), fractured wrists (including wrist surgeries and operations), finger injuries (including finger amputations), maxillofacial injuries including fractures to the nose, jaw and other bones in the face, fractured femurs and broken legs, fractured tibias and shins, and fractured fibulas.
Stephen Morse also handles cases involving injuries to the joints – including knee injuries (including arthroscopic knee surgeries and procedures and total knee replacement surgeries and procedures), ACL tears, MCL tears, shoulder injuries (including arthroscopic shoulder surgeries and operations), and rotator cuff surgeries and operations.
Stephen Morse likewise works on cases involving catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) and closed head injuries, brain damage, paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, comas, vegetative states, and death and loss of life (i.e., wrongful death). He also works on cases involving spinal cord injuries, neck/cervical and back/lumber herniated discs (involving fusion surgeries and discectomy procedures), broken necks, broken backs, fractured vertebrae in the neck and back, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries, contusions, and sprains and strains. Mr. Morse handles cases involving eye injuries and vision loss, as well as hearing loss.
Stephen Morse also handles cases involving syndromes and other maladies caused by accidents – including RSD (complex regional pain syndrome), carpal tunnel syndrome, Lisfranc injuries, and drop-foot.
South Florida Trip and Fall Law Firm Advises Clients
Additionally, Stephen Morse represents clients who have had slip and falls in all types of establishments. These include Supercenters such as Walmart, K-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, BJ’s (amongst others).
Stephen Morse also represents clients who have had slip & fall accidents in drug stores – including Walgreens and CVS (amongst others).
Because food and drinks are sold in grocery stores, there is always the possibility that substances can wind up on the ground in grocery stores. As such, many of the slip and fall cases Stephen Morse handles result from accidents in grocery stores – including Publix, Winn-Dixie, Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Albertsons, Save-a-Lot, Total Wine, Southern Wine & Spirits (amongst others).
Stephen Morse likewise handles slip and fall cases occurring in gyms – including LA Fitness, Planet Fitness, and Gold’s Gym (amongst others). One of the issues that frequently comes up in cases involving gyms is that members of gyms are typically asked to sign a waiver form as a condition of membership in the gym. Part of this document requires the gym members to waive any claims for negligence (including slip and fall accidents) against the gym. There can be ways around these waiver forms however (such as in the case of when the gym is found to be grossly negligent or reckless, or when the gym is found to have acted in willful and wanton disregard for the safety of its customers), so contact this Fort Lauderdale Trip and Fall Law Firm if you’ve been injured in a gym and you have signed a waiver. He will let you know if there is any way around it.
Stephen Morse also handles cases against amusement parks – including Disney, Universal and SeaWorld (amongst others).
Stephen Morse likewise works on slip and fall cases occurring in retail stores. These include Brandsmart, The Home Depo, Lowes, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Best Buy, Kinkos, Bealls, Big Lots, Tire Kingdom, Jiffy Lube, Sports Authority, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Burdines, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, Bealls, Marshalls, Ross, the GAP, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy, Ikea, City Furniture, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the Apple Store, the Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, BuyBuy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, 7-Eleven, Game Stop, Autozone, Advance Auto Parts, PetsMart, Pets Supermarket, RadioShack, Foot Locker, Party City, Claire’s, ACE Hardware, Sherwin-Williams, Burlington Coat Factory, the Athlete’s Foot, Circle K, Hair Cuttery, Supercuts, and Men’s Warehouse.
Many slip and fall accidents also occur in restaurants. Due to the high quantities of food and beverages that are carried around in restaurants, there is a high risk of substances being on the floor. Waiters may spill drinks on the floor, for example, or customers may do the same and restaurant employees don’t notice the spilt liquid. This Fort Lauderdale Slip & Fall Attorney also represents clients who have had slip and falls in all kinds of restaurants. These include fast-food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Pollo Tropical, Subway, Quiznos, Chipotle, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Hardee’s, KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), Miami Subs, and PDQ.
This South Florida Trip and Fall Attorney also handles cases involving slip & falls in sit-down-restaurants. These include Denny’s, Checkers, Olive Garden, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s, Duffy’s, the Hard Rock Cafe, Longhorn Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Season’s 52, Benihana, Starbucks, Capital Grille, Yard House, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, T.G.I. Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday, P.F. Chang’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Maggiano’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Melting Pot, Tony Roma’s, Applebee’s, Bahama Breeze, Baskin-Robbins, Kilwins, Boston Market, California Pizza Kitchen, Carvel Ice Cream, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Cinnabon, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Dave & Buster’s, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, Papa John’s, Golden Corral, Hooters, Houston’s, IHOP (International House of Pancakes), Miller’s Ale House, The Original Pancake House, Panera Bread, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Five Guys, Jamba Juice, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chipotle, Pei Wei, Jimmy John’s, Rainforest Cafe, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sbarro, Skyline Chili, Sweet Tomatoes, Tijuana Flats, Tilted Kilt, Twin Peaks, Firehouse Subs, Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, Smoothie King, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Au Bon Pain, Auntie Annie’s, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Macaroni Grill, Mellow Mushroom, and J. Alexender’s.
Finally, this Fort Lauderdale Slip & Fall Lawyer represents clients who have had slip & falls in all types of hotels, motels and resorts. These include the Marriot, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, La Quinta, Days Inn, Doubletree, Econo Lodge, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Motel 6, Radisson, Ramada, Red Roof Inns, Super 8, Best Western, Sheraton, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Suites, Walt Disney World Quality Inn, Disneyland Resort Hotels, Red Roof Inn, Budget Inn, Travelodge, Microtel Inn, the Ritz, and Starwood.
If you’ve been injured in a slip & fall incident occurring anywhere in Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Trip & Fall Law Firm at 954-560-3063. Stephen Morse will give you a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Morse will discuss your case with you for free. Should you decide to retain Mr. Morse, he will not be paid until you’ve made a recovery in your case. Mr. Morse can help if you’ve been injured in a trip and fall accident which occurred anywhere in Florida – this includes West Palm Beach and Miami.