If you slip, fall, and suffer injuries as a result of the negligence of others, you may be entitled to seek damages for those injuries. If you are lawfully on the property of others, whether private or public, and the property owner has failed to keep the property safe, that owner may be liable for your injuries.
A Venice slip and fall accident lawyer from our law firm can examine the circumstances that led to your case and build a strong case for compensation based on your injuries.
How Much Compensation Can I get in a Slip and Fall Claim?
The amount of compensation that you may get in a slip and fall case depends on different factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the permanency of your impairments, and the available insurance coverage. If a slip and fall results only in a minor injury that will heal after treatment, your recovery is likely to be less than a slip and fall that results in a spinal cord injury causing permanent paralysis.
You may be able to recover different forms of compensation in a slip and fall claim. For instance, you may be eligible to collect damages based on:
- Medical expenses for treatment of your injuries
- Lost income while you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability, scarring, and disfigurement
You may be eligible for any or all of these damages, depending on your circumstances. You must have documentation of the losses that you have suffered, such as medical bills and statements of income. The opinions of your doctors as to your ability to work and completely recover from your injuries in the future can also be crucial in determining your damages.
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Why do I Need Your Law Firm to Help Me?
Insurance companies are notorious for contacting accident victims immediately after an accident and giving them an immediate settlement offer, which is likely an unfair offer. Until you receive full treatment for your injuries, the impact of the accident on your future is unclear. We are here to make sure that you get all the treatment that you need and reach maximum medical improvement before considering any offers of settlement.
You also will find that insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries and offer you compensation that does not even begin to cover your losses. Our personal injury attorneys will negotiate with insurance companies and provide the evidence that is necessary for a full and fair amount of compensation.
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Can I Afford to Hire Your Law Firm?
We offer free consultations with no obligations from you. We will analyze the facts of your case, explain the law, and determine whether you have a valid legal case. A Venice slip and fall accident lawyer from our law firm will never charge you any upfront fees to represent you in a slip and fall case.
It will cost you nothing for us to get started on your case. You pay nothing until you receive a settlement or damages award for your injuries from all responsible parties. As a result, you need not worry about coming up with a retainer fee for us to take your case.
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What Are Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents may occur on private or public property. Some common examples of slip and fall accidents that may lead to a legal claim include:
- Slipping and falling on the floor of a grocery store due to spills or rainy weather
- Tripping and falling on cracked and uneven pavement outside a business
- Falling into a large hole in the yard of your neighbors when you are visiting
- Tripping and falling over uneven flooring or carpeting in a retail store
While many slips, trips, and falls result in only minor injuries, others can result in severe and lasting injuries. When the negligence of property owners directly leads to your fall, you may be eligible to collect damages.
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How do Slip and Fall Cases Work?
Generally, a property owner may be negligent and therefore liable for injuries that occur when others slip and fall on their property. A property owner could be negligent, careless, or reckless in a number of ways, including:
- Failing to warn customers or guests of a property hazard by posting warning signs, taping or roping off the hazard, or giving verbal warnings
- Failing to remedy dangerous conditions on a property in a timely manner
- Failing to regularly inspect property to determine whether any hazards exist that could harm others
There are some exceptions or limitations to these general principles of liability. For instance, under Florida Statutes §768.0755, if a person slips and falls on a spill in a store, the injury victim must prove that the property owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the spill and did not take the proper actions to clean it up.
As a result, if a spill occurs, no one reports it to store management, and a few minutes later, a person slips and falls, holding the business owner liable for the injuries may be difficult.
How Long do I Have to Get Compensation for My Injuries?
You generally have only a limited time to pursue slip and fall claims in court. Under Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), you generally have four years from the date that your accident occurred to file your injury case in court. Although there are some exceptions to this rule, you could be unable to recover any compensation for your injuries if you miss this deadline.
Reach Out to Us Today to Get Assistance With Your Slip and Fall Case
You will find Venice slip and fall accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine who are ready to take on your case. We handle slip and fall cases on a regular basis, so we know the kind of evidence that you need to prove your claim for damages. Call our offices today and get more information about how to get started seeking compensation for your injuries.
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