If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you might have a legal case. The property owner or operator might face liability if a hazard on their property led to your injuries.
Getting Damages After Suffering Injuries in a Slip and Fall Accident
Damages for your injuries in a slip and fall accident might include compensation for:
- Medical, surgical, hospitalization, and rehabilitation expenses
- Future medical expenses and home health or personal care needs
- Lost income from being unable to work
- Loss of future earnings if you cannot return to work
- Pain and suffering
The amount of any compensation you receive can depend on your injuries and the circumstances that led to your slip and fall accident.
Knowing Who is Responsible for Your Injuries
Property owners have reasonable duties to keep their property safe for others, particularly if they are open to the public, like stores or restaurants. This legal responsibility may fall on property owners, but it also may fall on others who manage or occupy the premises.
Property owners or other responsible parties might violate their legal duty of care in various ways. For instance, they may breach their duty by:
- Failing to warn others of potential hazards
- Failing to fix dangerous conditions
- Failing to inspect and maintain their property
If you can prove that any of the above actions resulted in your injuries, we can help you with a claim or lawsuit against that party.
Invitees and Licensees
Your reason for being on the property also can affect liability when you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident.
Property owners owe the highest degree of care to invitees—people invited to come onto the property—like customers in a store. Property owners also owe a duty of care to licensees who have permission to be on the property.
If you were trespassing on someone else’s property when you suffered injuries, however, the property owner often will not be responsible for your injuries.
Under Florida Statutes §768.075, property owners must not intentionally or recklessly harm trespassers on their property. However, they generally have no legal duty to keep the property safe for those not permitted to be on the property.
Understanding the Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen for various reasons. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Slippery floors, whether due to rainwater or spills
- Uneven or cracked flooring materials, including carpet, tile, and concrete
- Cords or other equipment or items obstructing walkways
- Poor or inadequate lighting
- Broken or unstable stair railings
These hazardous conditions may be present in stores, hotels, restaurants, and other public places. However, they also could be present in private residences. A slip and fall accident that results in injuries and occurs on someone else’s property can qualify you for a claim.
A Bradenton lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can assess your situation and decide whether you have any legal cases to pursue.
Paying for Our Legal Services
Don’t worry about being able to afford our legal services. We make our services available for all injury victims by taking cases on a contingency basis. As a result, you pay us nothing upfront for us to take your case. You owe no legal fees until you receive compensation for your injuries.
Supporting You through Your Slip and Fall Case
Understanding all the steps in your slip and fall injury case can be challenging. We are here to support you throughout every step of the process. We can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about your case.
Choosing the Law Firm that is Right for You
When you hire a lawyer, you want someone who will keep in close contact with you about your case. You should not have to make repeated phone calls just to know what is happening. Our law firm will give you frequent updates about your case, and you will have access to our phone numbers.
Our goal is to keep you informed at all times and prevent you from any worries about your case’s progress. We will always respond to your calls and emails. You can focus on your injuries while we focus on moving your case forward.
Knowing How Long You Have to File Your Case in Court
Every state has laws that set deadlines for filing different kinds of cases in court. Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) places a four-year time limit or statute of limitations on injury victims filing cases arising from slip and fall accidents.
Missing this deadline will likely make you ineligible for any compensation in your case. Getting legal advice as quickly as you can after a slip and fall accident can be critical to your ability to get compensation in your case.
Relying on Our Law Firm to Help You through this Challenging Time
When you or a family member has suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you likely have a lot on your plate. You may not be aware of your legal rights or what you have to do to get a settlement for your injuries. In this situation, you can rely on a slip and fall accident lawyer serving Bradenton from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
Get your free consultation today. You can tell us your story, and we can give our professional opinion about your case. Learn whether you have a legal case after a slip and fall accident and how we can help you with your case.
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