Following a slip and fall accident, you may be facing significant medical bills, loss of income from missing work, and limitations on your daily activities. If another party is responsible for your fall, you may have a legal claim that you can pursue with the help of a Daytona Beach slip and fall accident lawyer.
Slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability law, whereby property owners have a legal duty to keep their property safe for others. When they fail to do so, causing your injury, you might be eligible to seek compensation from the property owner.
If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for legal advice about your situation. Call 1-800-747-3733 today and get more information about whether you have a legal claim for compensation as a result of your slip and fall accident.
Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are very common, but they can lead to complex personal injury claims. Determining who is at fault for the circumstances that led to your accident may not always be as straightforward as it might seem. Therefore, a Daytona Beach slip and fall accident lawyer’s legal advice can help you maintain a successful compensation claim.
To prove liability in a slip and fall case, you must provide sufficient evidence of negligence or the failure to use reasonable care in keeping others safe. Negligence requires proof of three separate elements.
First, you must prove that the property owner owed you a legal duty of care. In places open to the public, such as stores and other businesses, the property owner must keep the property safe.
Second, you must prove that the property owner did not reasonably maintain the property or properly handle dangerous conditions as they arose. We need to know how long the condition had existed at the time of the accident and whether the property owner knew or should have known about it.
Finally, you must show that you suffered injuries because the owner failed to maintain the property. This element includes medical documentation of the injuries you suffered and the cause and severity of your injuries.
Compensation in Slip and Fall Claims
Every legal claim related to a slip and fall accident is different. Circumstances leading to the fall are unique to each case, and the resulting injuries can vary widely in severity.
As a result, there is no uniform amount of compensation or damages that an injury victim can expect to receive in a slip and fall claim. However, some of the items that you may be able to claim as compensation could include:
- Lost current and future earnings
- Medical, surgical, hospitalization, and rehabilitation expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish or emotional distress
- Costs of home health care, transportation to and from medical appointments, medication, and durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or walkers
Legal counsel can help you gather and document all expenses resulting from your injuries. Getting legal assistance can help ensure that you collect the full amount of compensation for your losses stemming from the accident.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to see if we can help you get compensation for your slip and fall injury. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing until we recover an award for you.
Deadlines for Filing Legal Claims After Slip and Fall Accidents
All state laws establish deadlines for filing different kinds of legal claims. These deadlines are called statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations can vary from one state to the next and from one type of legal claim to the next.
Injury victims should be aware of these deadlines so they do not risk losing their opportunity to file a legal claim after their accidents.
Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a) requires that injury victims file all legal claims based on negligence within four years of the accident that led to their injuries. Failure to bring a claim within this timeframe generally results in the injury victim’s inability to pursue the claim. As a result, injury victims may miss out on compensation for the losses related to their accidents that they have suffered.
Although four years may seem like plenty of time to prepare and file a personal injury claim, time moves quickly, especially while receiving medical treatment for your injuries for a substantial period.
Lawyers may be able to build a more effective claim if they have the time necessary to adequately gather evidence and present it to the responsible parties for consideration. Since most cases end in settlement, negotiations can continue to occur throughout the statute of limitations period.
Contact Our Office for Legal Advice Today
In the aftermath of a severe slip and fall accident, you may be overwhelmed and unsure of your legal options. A Daytona Beach slip and fall accident lawyer can evaluate your situation, present your options for relief, and help guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your injuries. Together, you can work to get compensation for your losses and hold negligent parties responsible for causing your injuries.
Call 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about the legal assistance that the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can offer you. Get peace of mind when you allow us to handle your legal claim while you focus on healing from your injuries.
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