If a pothole in a parking lot caused you to slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation. The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you exercise your full legal rights and collect financial compensation from a responsible party. Call our office today to learn more about how a Boca Raton potholes in parking lots lawyer can help during a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733.
How Parking Lot Pothole Negligence Works in Boca Raton
Negligence enters the picture when a property owner knew or should have known about a pothole, yet still left it unmarked or failed to fill it. If there is a history of people being injured in the same pothole, and notifying the owner, you may be able to start building a case. If we can prove that you were hurt on the property by their pothole, and the property owner did know about the problem beforehand but failed to act, it could be legal negligence.
Whether the pothole, crack, or condition occurred with regularity, or over a considerable period of time, is also taken into account by the courts in and around Boca Raton. For example, if the parking lot was regularly patrolled by a security officer detail, and they would have regularly seen the pothole in the performance of their duties, then you may be able to claim that the company knew about the pothole, should have known, or otherwise had constructive knowledge of the pothole.
Parties Who Might Be Responsible for Your Injury
Pothole responsibility in Florida falls on the owners of the private parking lot that you were injured in. If it was not privately owned, there still may be avenues to financial recovery for your medical bills and so on. Our law office can help you ascertain who the correct party would be to sue.
Recoverable Damages in Your Injury Case
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:
- Ambulance bills, other transportation costs
- Hospital invoices
- Damaged vehicle or parts
- Prescription medication costs for injuries stemming from the accident
- Therapy costs
- Injuries that cause disability
- Pain and suffering
Our team can help you determine a fair value for your case and fight for a settlement that covers your injuries and other losses. Give us a call today at 1-800-747-3733 to get started with a free consultation.
Some Typical Injuries After a Pothole Slip and Fall
If injuries are permanent or chronic in any way, courts are more likely to consider your pain and suffering damages seriously. It is difficult to determine how much one will get for pain and suffering damages, but courts try to be as fair and objective as possible.
If someone slips and falls in a pothole, they can break bones or strain muscles and tissues in their foot, ankle, knee, hip, back, spine, and neck. It can be a debilitating injury. Some common injuries after a pothole slip and fall include:
- Contusions and abrasions
- Broken or fractured bones
- Sprained joints
- Torn ligaments
- Ripped cartilage
- Damaged hearing, smell, or vision
These injuries can be painful and traumatic. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we want to fight for the compensation you need to receive the medical care you deserve.
While some more serious injuries are obvious, other serious injuries like a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be latent or dormant, yet still dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs are a leading cause of injury and death in children.
According to the Mayo Clinic, senior citizen adults are also especially vulnerable to slip and falls. As bones become weaker with age, falls can become both more likely and more dangerous.
Act Quickly or Risk Recovering No Compensation
There are a number of reasons to work quickly if you suffered injuries in a slip and fall due to a pothole.
The primary example of this is the Florida statute of limitations, which is four years for personal injury per Florida Statute § 95.11. This means that if 48 months go by after you discover your injury, you can no longer sue for the damages you suffered. While four years might seem like a long time, waiting too long can jeopardize your case. Evidence can disappear, be shredded, or deleted through the course of normal business activities in four years.
It is also a common occurrence to see witnesses move away or forget information in four years’ time. No matter how you look at it, the sooner you start pursuing your legal rights, the better chance you have of gathering evidence. A Boca Raton potholes in parking lots lawyer can help you quickly move to collect evidence and preserve your rights. Our team can file accurate paperwork and fight to ensure it is all filed on time.
Get Help from Our Team Today
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine represent people in Boca Raton who were injured by potholes in parking lots, and other private walkway areas. We believe every serious injury deserves professional attention. You worry about getting better, we will worry about everything else. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers no-obligation consultations to the public about what the options are in each case. Call our office today at 1-800-747-3733. During your free consultation, we can tell you more about how a Boca Raton potholes in parking lots lawyer can help you.
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