If you got injured on someone’s property and it was not your fault, you might be able to go after damages from the negligent party. A Wesley Chapel premises liability lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can talk to you and evaluate whether you have a valid claim for compensation.
Premises liability accidents do not happen on your own property. If you got hurt on someone else’s property because of a dangerous condition, you might be able to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. When an owner knows or should know about a hazard and does not protect people from harm, someone harmed by the condition might have a premises liability injury claim.
Can You Afford to Hire a Lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine?
Anyone can afford our services. If we take your case, we will do so on a contingency-fee basis. With this arrangement, you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees. Our legal fees will be a percentage of the settlement proceeds or court award.
Injury claims come with litigation costs, like expert witness fees and charges for copies of medical records. If we file a lawsuit on your behalf, there will be additional expenses like court filing fees. We cover these costs for our clients until the end of the case when we get reimbursed. We do not get paid until you win.
Is it Worth it to Work with One of Our Premises Liability Lawyers?
Some people try to handle their own injury claims without using an attorney, but doing so can be a regrettable mistake. Many of these individuals grab the first offer the claims adjuster offers, not realizing how much their claim is worth. They find out too late that they should have received much more money.
How Much is Your Case Worth?
We would have to talk to you and investigate your situation before we can calculate the monetary value of your injury claim. Every case is different. The facts of your accident and injury will determine how much compensation you can pursue.
Here are some of the more common types of damages that injured people can seek in premises liability cases, depending on their facts:
Many people miss time from work without pay after a severe injury. If you did not receive your full wages, salary, self-employment, or another form of regular income because of injuries from a premises liability accident, you have experienced a financial loss.
Lost wages can happen right after the injury or when undergoing and recuperating from medical treatment.
You can typically go after the reasonable cost of the medical treatment you needed for your injuries, beginning with the ambulance and emergency room.
Additional examples of medical expenses that could be a part of your injury claim include bills from the hospital, doctors, surgery, prescription drugs, and physical therapy.
You might be able to seek compensation for ongoing impairment from your injuries on top of the out-of-pocket costs. Let’s say that you have to reduce your working hours or take a lower-paying position because of chronic pain, weakness, or loss of function after completing your medical treatment.
If you can no longer make as much money as before, you have a financial hardship.
These things usually come without many bills or receipts that establish their monetary value, but they are worthy of compensation. Pain and suffering is one example of an intangible loss. Many people have to endure physical discomfort and emotional distress after a significant injury. Merely paying an injured person’s medical bills and lost wages does not begin to pay for the harm done to the individual.
Another kind of non-economic damage is the loss of enjoyment of life. If an accident causes an injury that impairs a person’s ability to engage in activities they used to enjoy, like hiking, bike riding, or simply walking, the individual could suffer a loss of enjoyment of life.
We might be able to pursue additional compensation for the legal beneficiaries if your close relative died from injuries sustained in a premises liability accident.
When is the Deadline to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Wesley Chapel?
Every state places deadlines, called statutes of limitations, on the filing of lawsuits. Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) generally gives people four years to file a personal injury case. You typically have two years, under Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you miss the deadline, the party whose negligence harmed you will have no legal obligation to pay you any money for your losses. You could end up with a stack of medical bills you cannot afford to pay.
Who Can be Liable in Your Pasco County Premises Liability Claim?
Usually, the property owner can be responsible when someone gets hurt because of a negligent failure to correct a hazard on the owner’s property. The owner must have known about the defect, or the facts must demonstrate that the owner should have known.
Property owners get a reasonable amount of time to either fix the hazard or place warning signs and barriers to protect people from injury.
If someone other than the owner carelessly creates a dangerous condition that injures another person, the at-fault party could face liability. Sometimes, the injured person can take legal action against multiple parties.
What Should You do After Getting Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?
After getting immediate medical attention for your injuries, you should protect your legal rights. Speaking with our firm is a smart idea. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we take pride in the hands-on service we provide to our clients. When you hire us to handle your premises liability claim, we will give you the individual phone number of the attorney assigned to your case.
You will receive frequent progress updates. We will take the time to answer all your questions and respond to your calls and emails. You can call 1-800-747-3733 today for an initial consultation. We do not charge you for the initial consultation, and there is no obligation.
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