Poor Lighting

Premises Liability Attorneys Assisting Victims in Miami and Surrounding Areas

When a building, parking lot, stairwell, or street is not properly lit, hazards may be undetectable in the dark. Poor lighting in these areas may lead to trip and fall injuries. Those who are responsible for making sure that properties are kept safe should be held accountable when inadequate lighting leads to serious injuries. The Miami premises liabilitys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon help people injured because of poor lighting seek compensation from liable individuals or companies. Our firm assists clients with pursuing proper legal action so that they may receive financial support for their injuries while they focus on recovery. We offer experienced legal guidance for victims across South Florida, including in Miami, West Palm Beach, and other cities in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

Accidents and Injuries Caused by Poor Lighting

When there is not proper lighting in a stairwell, parking lot, hallway, or other area, visitors are not able to adequately see what is in front of them. For instance, a dark stairwell may hide uneven steps or a spill, which may cause a visitor to fall and get hurt. Additionally, a poorly lit area may invite other dangers, such as criminal activity, indicating a larger issue with inadequate security being provided on a property. Falls caused by poor lighting may lead to a multitude of severe injuries, especially when a victim is elderly or fragile. Injuries common in a slip and fall accident include hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries, back or neck injuries, and broken bones. When these types of injuries are caused by another party’s negligence, that party should be held liable for the costs incurred by victims.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable for a Slip and Fall

Property owners and operators have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. Depending on the status of a visitor, the degree of this duty varies. Patrons visiting businesses are owed the highest duty of care, which includes an owner engaging in regular inspections of the premises to ensure that it is free from hazards, such as poor lighting. Such inspections must be conducted not only in a main building but also in related areas, such as parking lots and stairwells. Business owners are required to take adequate measures to fix dangerous conditions on their property, which includes ensuring that light bulbs are changed in a timely manner.

To recover damages for injuries sustained on another party’s property, a victim must prove that the hazard causing their accident was known to the property owner or should have been known upon proper review. If liability is established, victims may be awarded compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering damages in most cases. Liable parties may still be required to compensate victims who contribute to their own injuries. Under Florida’s pure comparative fault scheme of awarding damages, victims are compensated in proportion to each party’s degree of liability.

Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Miami

A dark stairway, building, or parking lot is dangerous for a multitude of reasons. If poor lighting conditions contributed to your injuries in a fall, the Miami attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon can help you determine which form of legal action may be appropriate. We offer dedicated and seasoned legal representation for victims who have suffered significant injuries as a result of another party’s negligence. Call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with an injury and find out more about our legal services.

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