If you were injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a loose floorboard, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may represent you in a lawsuit.
People who were injured on another person’s property might be entitled to compensation because of Florida’s negligence law. The 2019 Florida Statutes § 768.0755 holds that property owners may be held liable for injuries on their property.
A Jacksonville loose floorboards lawyer may be able to weigh the facts of your case and determine whether you have a chance at collecting fair compensation. Courts award damages based on factors relating to:
- Amount of incurred medical expenses
- Lost wages or earnings
- Ongoing therapy
- Pain and suffering
While “pain and suffering” is difficult to calculate, it is considered as noneconomic damages, which may be valued and compensated for. Courts have a few different ways of determining the amount of pain and suffering compensation you may be entitled to.
A team member at the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine can let you know where you stand with your personal injury case. To find out more information, give us a call at 1-800-747-3733.
Multiple Parties May Be Potentially Responsible for Your Injuries
If you were injured by a loose floorboard on someone else’s property, there might be other liable parties besides the property owner. Legally, the responsible party must pay for the damages directly stemming from the injury. Responsible entities for a person’s loose floorboards injury may include:
- The property’s insurance company
- A self-insured property owner
- A government agency
- The homeowners’ association
- A landlord or tenant
- The floorboard install contractor
- The floorboard manufacturer
Your Jacksonville loose floorboards lawyer may review the facts of your case and determine the correct party or parties to sue if a settlement cannot be reached. It is less expensive for everyone involved to settle matters outside of court, so typically both parties’ attorneys will try to reach a settlement agreement to avoid initiating formal litigation.
File Your Loose Floorboards Case Within the Statute of Limitations
The 2019 Florida Statutes § 95.11 has a statute of limitations on personal injury cases, which limits the amount of time you have to file your loose floorboards case. If you do not file within the statute of limitations, you may forfeit your right to pursue compensation.
Other evidentiary factors place more strict time limits on cases. Evidence in the field, such as security camera footage, may not be available if you wait too long to retrieve it. The more evidence you can gather for your case, the more credible your story might appear in court. Lawsuits are determined by a preponderance of evidence, meaning that the side with the most evidence wins, given the relevant statutes.
The sooner you call us to get started, the sooner we can start bringing your lawsuit forward. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
A Lawyer Can Fight for Your Loose Floorboards Case
Defense attorneys for insurance companies are skilled and adept at minimizing the amount they may have to pay you. Many people choose to partner with a lawyer so that their lawyer can handle the stressful aspects while they can focus on recovering.
For a free consultation about how a Jacksonville floorboards lawyer may help your case, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to speak with a team member today.
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