Businesses, property owners, and government agencies have a duty to ensure that floors are safe from slips. If you have slipped on a wet floor, you will know how painful the consequences can be. Accidents can take months or longer to recover from, resulting in added financial pressure on top of painful injuries due to being unable to work while you recover. If you slipped in a public place or business, you could be entitled to compensation to help with current and ongoing accident-related expenses.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is dedicated to fighting for fair settlements for injured people caused by another party’s negligence. Our team has experience handling many different types of injury claims, from whiplash to traumatic brain injuries.
We offer a free case evaluation, during which you can learn the most suitable legal options for your situation. We provide our services on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning no upfront costs for you. We only request payment when we reach a verdict or settlement. Contact us for a no-obligation chat and find out how a Tampa slip and fall injury lawyer could help you with your compensation claim today.
Slippery Floors Can Cause Serious Injuries
Falls caused by slipping can result in serious injuries. While entering into a complex legal wrangle may be the last thing on your mind, it could be a necessary step to protect your financial well-being. Injuries can be life-changing and challenging to overcome, such as:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord and other back injuries
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
Slip accidents can happen almost anywhere—at work, while shopping, on public walkways, etc. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls are the leading cause of nonfatal emergency room visits nationwide, accounting for over eight million nonfatal injuries in 2018 alone. Slippery floors can be caused by:
- Recently mopped or waxed floors
- Spilled liquids that are not cleaned up
- Splashed grease or oil that is not removed
- Unsalted ice on public walkways
- Condensation building on floors
While this is not an exhaustive list, it is important to understand how negligence relates to your claim. For example, if you were shopping in a mall and liquid had spilled onto the floor, the store would be expected to clean it up promptly or make this hazard evident to you.
If they failed to provide adequate warning, they could be held liable for any injuries you received by slipping on the floor, as they did not alert you to the hazard or take reasonable precautions to ensure your safety. This is known as negligence.
Our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can review your circumstances to determine if another’s negligence caused your accident. Call our staff for a no-obligation case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733 today and learn whether you may have grounds for compensation.
Potential Benefits of Seeking Help from a Tampa Slippery Floors Lawyer
When representing victims of slippery floor accidents, we may begin to build a strong case by providing the following services:
- Thoroughly investigating the cause of the accident
- Determining who is responsible for your injuries
- Proving another’s negligence resulted in harm to you
- Estimating the value of your claim
- Providing access to medical and other professionals who could offer expert testimony
- Negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurers
- Reviewing settlement offers
- Representing you in court if a fair settlement cannot be agreed
It is important to be aware of the deadlines imposed by Florida Statute § 95.11, which grants four years from the date of your injury to begin a claim. While conditions apply, it is generally difficult to be compensated for any injuries outside of this timeframe.If you have any concerns about the legal process, please do reach out to us.
Estimating the Value of Your Claim
We are often asked the question, “How much is my claim worth?” As each of our client’s circumstances is unique, there is no simple answer we can offer. The same injury can affect two different people in different ways. However, having carefully investigated and considered a case’s details, we can estimate a claim value for our clients.
As an overview, the amount of compensation you could receive is determined by the severity of your injuries, how the accident has affected you, and if your injuries may continue to affect you in the future. The type of compensation you could receive can include any or all of the following:
This type of compensation is granted in lieu of the expenses incurred by being injured and can include lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, damaged property, and reduced future earning capacity.
Non-economic damages are paid for more subjective harm, which is difficult to quantify by a set dollar amount, such as emotional trauma or other quality-of-life damages.
Your Tampa slippery floors attorney can help you estimate the current financial impact of your injuries while also considering any future expenses you may require for your well-being.
Insurance companies will often fail to quantify a victim’s damage fully, so having legal representation to ensure you have been fairly treated and offered a full settlement can be beneficial. It is an excellent example of why many people choose to seek help from a personal injury lawyer when they are hurt through another’s negligence.
Responsive Legal Support from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
If you or a loved one was hurt by slipping on a floor in Tampa, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to discuss your circumstances. By taking this first step, we can help you determine if you have a case and what your most suitable legal options are for seeking compensation.
We understand you may be experiencing pain and distress at this time. When you choose us to represent you, we go the extra mile to provide a comprehensive service as you recover from your injuries. Your Tampa slippery floors lawyer can take on the legal burden for you and will be your voice when dealing with insurance companies. We will aim to get you a fair settlement so that you can get back to enjoying your life.
We Can Help.