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Blanca M. v. Landlord

Premises liability, ankle fracture, open reduction open fixation with hardware, settlement $200,000, Hialeah, Florida

Blanca M. Slipped and fell due to water leak in apartment that she rented in Hialeah, Florida sustaining a serious ankle fracture requiring surgery. She had to undergo a open reduction and internal fixation with hardware on her ankle. This was a difficult liability case because the defendant claimed that they did not know about the water leak before the accident and that alleged that Blanca M. should have avoided the puddle where she fell.

Sam Coffey filed a lawsuit and litigated this premises liability case against the landlord utilizing a Florida statute that imposes certain responsibilities on the landlord incl;uding making sure tha the plumbing fixtures are in good working order. Shortly before trial the defendant offered a significant settlement offer and the matter resolved.

Coffey Trial Law is a personal injury law firm located in Broward County handling premises liability claims, uninsured motorist claims, underinsured motorist claims, transportation accidents, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, recreational accidents, resort accidents and wrongful death claims. Coffey Trial Law represents individuals and families in North Miami, Aventura, Hialeah, Coral Gables, South Miami, South Beach, North Miami Beach, Miramar, Margate, Hallandale, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Sunrise, Margate, Coral Springs, Parkland, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Wilton Manors, Boca Raton, Southwest ranches, West Palm Beach, Rivera Beach and Jupiter.