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In cases of government property, such as public parks, the federal or state government may bear legal responsibility for personal injuries incurred on the premises. Slip and fall / premises liability cases against the government are covered by either the Federal Tort Claims Act or similar state tort claims acts. Cases must be brought within a certain time limit.

For over 45 years, Leesfield & Partners has strongly and efficiently represented victims of falls and fractures. Our firm represented a 62 year old woman who attempted to grab toilet paper from an overhead pallet at a warehouse store. The entire shrink wrapped pallet fell on her, causing displaced comminuted, unstable fractures of the lateral tibial plateau, a proximal transverse fracture of the tibia below the medial tibial plateau, and a comminuted fracture of the fibula. Defendant claimed that it was obvious that this was not merchandise for sale. (It claimed to be overstock.) At trial, Plaintiff proved that defendant knew that customers opened shrink wrapped pallets and did nothing to warn them or prevent customer access. Verdict was $1,007,000.

In a tragic case our firm handled, a child was struck by a falling lobster trap displayed at defendant's store causing brain damage. Our firm obtained a $1,000,000 settlement. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.

To contact one of our experienced trial lawyers call our Miami law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.

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I have known Ira for several decades and without a doubt he represents the best of the profession- a never ending commitment to his clients and a perpetual desire for learning and sharing his expertise with his colleagues. Richard
I found, and still find, that Ira’s firm will evaluate the case fairly and provide the client with a reasonably expectation of the process involved and will avoid giving false hope where there is none. Also Ira’s firm consistently keeps in constant touch with the client as well as referring attorneys so each knows the progress of a case. Finally I can tell you that if I personally were injured, Ira Leesfield is the first person I would call. Michael Browning
I'm impressed and very satisfied with the handling of my injury case at this law firm. I was helped and walked through every step of the way. I'm happy to report a fantastic settlement achieved by this excellent law firm. Thank you Rosa
The people at Leesfield & Partners are extremely professional and compassionate! I would refer your Law Firm to anyone that was in need of an attorney! Thank you my friends. Karen
Our family highly recommends the team at Leesfield & Partners. Every step of the way, Barbie Leon was there to make sure we were updated on the progress of the case as well as answer any questions we had. Barbie was in constant communication with our family. She is thoughtful and caring and worked hard to make sure we understood everything that was happening around us. Linda