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What should be an enjoyable dining experience at your favorite restaurant can become a sour evening if it ends with you or one of your guests slipping and falling and breaking a bone or worse. The slip-and-fall lawyers at Miami firm Hannon Legal Group can help you navigate the legal maze that you may be facing if you have been injured in such an incident.

Even a place you have been to many times before can have hidden hazards that may catch you by surprise.

Conditions change. Carpets become worn. Drinks and food are spilled on the floor. Light bulbs go out. Your chair may break.

Falls can be caused by a number of things, even those outside of the premises. A heavy rain can result in water being tracked inside by others making floors slippery, or someone can drop something in your path that you can’t see because it’s not well lit.

If you are injured in a slip-and-fall incident, you may be approached by a representative of the business or property owner’s insurance company seeking a statement giving your view of the mishap.

But you should not make any statement to anyone or sign anything without first consulting your own personal injury attorney. The adjuster for the restaurant’s insurance company may seem friendly, but he is not on your side.

That adjuster is there to defend the restaurant and may argue that you were not paying attention to where you were walking or that you were being reckless, fiddling with your cell phone or engaging in horseplay with friends at the time.
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Slip and fall accidents are quite common in the state of Florida and often result from businesses failing to adequately maintain their premises with regard to safety. Florida premises liability lawyers at Hannon Legal Group regularly represent clients who have been injured due to such acts of negligence in Miami and throughout the state.

Proving a case in favor of a slip and fall victim is often challenging, as there are a variety of complex liability issues involved. In addition, Florida Statute 768.0755 has increased the burden of proof for victims who must prove that the business or landowner had knowledge of the dangerous condition in advance of the fall.

Indeed, slip and fall cases are very difficult for victims to win in Florida. It is important to consult with a qualified slip and fall attorney as soon as possible after an accident occurs. The Miami, Florida slip & fall lawyers at Hannon Legal Group have a track record of being able to secure significant verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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Do you walk and talk on your cell phone? How about walk and text message? If so, you are not alone. Distracted walking is a growing problem putting many at increased risk of being hit by a car or even becoming the victim of a trip and fall.

You may have seen the well-publicized YouTube videos or security camera footage of people falling into water fountains at shopping malls, people walking into intersections with an oncoming car, or people landing head first on train tracks.

Reports of injuries to distracted walkers treated at hospital emergency rooms have more than quadrupled in the past seven years and are almost certainly underreported, according to a recent USA Today article. In 2012, about 1,152 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. for injuries suffered while walking and using a cellphone or some other electronic device, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Central Florida – Florida personal injury lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of John Graziano, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident last August.

The defendants – wrestling superstar, Hulk Hogan and his family. Graziano’s parents are suing Hogan under Florida’s “Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine” which holds the owner of an automobile vicariously responsible for the negligent operation of that vehicle.

Experienced Florida personal injury lawyers know how to use Florida’s laws to achieve substantial compensation for their seriously injured clients.

Hogan’s son, Nick Bollea, was driving a car registered in his father’s name at the time of the crash.

The August 2007 auto accident (see my post on March 13th about this crash) left Bollea’s friend, Graziano with permanent brain damage and other serious injuries that will require daily nursing care for the rest of his life.

Bollea faces charges of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury. He will be tried on these charges next month.

The Graziano family filed a lawsuit against Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), his wife Linda and son Nick, charging them with negligence.
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