What happens when you were more focused on your phone and failed to notice the slippery puddle on the floor? Or how about if you were wearing shoes that contributed to your Miami slip and fall accident? You may be thinking this bars you from receiving compensation and you may be wrong.
Even if you were partially at fault in the accident, you may still be able to receive compensation for the part that was not your fault.
Florida is a comparative negligence state. This means sometimes your fault may be weighed against the other parties fault. But sometimes your compensation may be reduced in relation to your responsibility.
So, if you were 10% at fault and the amount awarded is $100,000, you may still be entitled to recover $90,000.
Can you assume Fault in Miami slip and fall accidents?
Do not assume you were at fault. Even if you reasonably believe that you may have contributed to the accident you can be wrong. Keep the opinion to yourself and only communicate this to your lawyer. This does not mean you should lie, NEVER LIE.
It only means that you don’t really know the full circumstances of the case until an investigation is conducted. Admitting fault before then will put needless holes in your case.