According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year because of fall injuries. The effects of a fall injury can stay with you for a long time, impacting your everyday life and ability to work.
Florida law requires business and property owners to keep their premises safely maintained to reduce the risk of harm to attending visitors. This is their duty of care. If a property owner fails to provide this protection, they could be held liable for any injuries arising from an accident stemming from their negligence.
If you or a loved one was injured on a loose floorboard while at someone else’s property in Tampa, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and other expenses related to the accident.
A Tampa slip and fall injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help you hold those responsible for your injuries accountable and seek a fair settlement for the harm you suffered. Call for a free case review today and find out more about your legal options.
Injuries from Loose Floorboards
Every property owner, including government agencies, must keep public property safe and free from hazards. Regardless of where you were at the time of your accident, be it at a residential or commercial location, we may be able to help you pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Even a simple slip and fall accident can be costly, incurring medical expenses, trauma care, prescription medication, bone-setting surgeries, and time away from work while recovering, affecting your income. While the impact of an accident can vary from person to person, common injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Hip fractures
- Psychological harm such as anxiety from fear of falling
A negligent property or business owner could be held financially liable for your injuries as long as you can prove fault. Determining fault in a personal injury claim is a pivotal part of the legal process, as once it is established, the at-fault party is then responsible for paying compensation.
Seeking help from a personal injury lawyer may be beneficial, as they can help by carefully examining your case’s details and gathering the evidence necessary to prove negligence or fault.
Help Claiming Compensation for Your Accident
Being hurt in a trip and fall can result in significant injuries that may have a far-reaching impact on a victim’s everyday life and ability to work. We understand the financial pressures a serious injury can bring to your life and will strive to persuasively negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault parties’ insurers for damages such as:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
- Funeral and burial costs in the event of wrongful death
- Other related expenses
This is typically achieved by providing the following services:
- Investigating the cause of your accident
- Requesting and gathering vital evidence to support your case
- Identifying the party or parties responsible for your accident
- Proving negligence
- Estimating the value of your claim
- Negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company
- Reviewing settlement claims
- Representing you in court, where necessary (if a fair settlement cannot be reached)
If you need help navigating the complex claims system, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for responsive legal support. We offer a free case review during which we can review the details of your accident and determine suitable legal options.
Determining the Value of Your Claim and Laws that Could Affect Your Case
If you are considering pursuing compensation, you are likely wondering how much your claim is worth, and this is a question we are often asked. There is no simple answer, as each person has unique circumstances. The same injury can affect different people in different ways.
If you are eligible for compensation, we need to take many different factors into account and carefully examine your case’s details and the nature of your injuries to estimate a value. This may be achieved by gathering medical records, employment records, and other evidence to establish damages. We could also consult with medical experts, economists, and others to assess the full extent of your current and future financial expenses.
You should also keep in mind that it is generally beneficial to act sooner rather than later when claiming to make sure you do not miss filing deadlines and allow enough time for your lawyer to build a robust case by:
- Ensuring you file before the strict deadline outlined in Florida’s statute of limitations, which is currently four years from the date of your injury, per Florida Statute §95.11
- Enabling your lawyer to gather and preserve evidence (preserving evidence can include gathering witness statements while they are fresh in memory, or requesting data before an at-fault party or company can legally delete it, such as accident reports)
If you have any concerns about whether you qualify for compensation, or how to begin a claim, a Tampa loose floorboards lawyer may answer your questions and guide you through the legal process.
Call Today for a Free Case Review with a Tampa Loose Floorboards Lawyer
If you or a loved one tripped on loose floorboards caused by the negligence of another party or business, contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. If you have a viable case, we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses.
Our dedicated team is here to support you and work hard to seek the best outcome for our clients. We are always available to answer your questions and are here to guide you through the claims process. Call and discuss your situation with us in a free case review today.
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