When an accident happens in a condo and damages or injuries result, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault. This is due to the unique nature of condominiums, as depending on which part of the building you’re in, the premises could be owned by any number of people.
If you were injured in a condo, whether your own or someone else’s, call my office to speak with a Miami condo accident lawyer. Many people are not aware that if they were injured in a condo—even their own—they may have legal recourse. To determine whether you do, call my office to discuss the details of your particular accident.
In condo accidents, fault largely depends on where the accident took place.
For example, if you were injured in the condominium’s lobby, hallway, elevator, or any other shared facilities, the condo association may have been negligent and be responsible for your accident. Since no one individual owns these areas, the association is responsible for their upkeep and must keep them safe for use by the residents.
However, if you were injured inside your own condo, the fault would typically lie with you as you own everything inside your walls. However, depending on your accident’s details, it may be that your neighbor or the condo association shares some of the blame.
On the other hand, if you were injured inside someone else’s condo, that person may be responsible if the accident was a result of the owner’s negligence.
As long as you were inside an actual condominium unit, the responsibility would fall on the owner of that specific unit. A Miami condo accident lawyer can help you determine fault in any case where the blame isn’t clear.
How to Proceed
In condo accidents, there are many nuances that impact whether you can seek financial compensation and whether it is likely to be awarded. Hiring an experienced Miami condo accident lawyer is always your best course of action.
If the fault appears to lie with the condo association, we can begin by filing an accident report with them. It may then be possible to negotiate directly with the association’s insurance company. You could receive compensation for your medical bills, any lost wages, and pain and suffering without having to go to court if they are willing to reach a fair and equitable settlement.
Otherwise, your Miami condo accident lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf, suing the condominium association or condo owner. Sometimes a lawsuit will convince the other party to settle out of court, while other times a court verdict may be necessary.
Speak with a Miami Condo Accident Lawyer Today
If you were injured at a condo, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Since these cases tend to be complex and determining who is at fault can be challenging, it is wise to work with an attorney from the beginning.
A knowledgeable lawyer from Lavent Law can assist you in your condo accident case. Call us at 305-440-0450, and begin working with an attorney today.