Despite their deceptively benign name, slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries that generate hefty medical bills. These injuries may lead to your missing work and quickly spiral into a financial crisis.
If you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
A slip and fall lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, serving Delray Beach, FL will investigate your accident to identify the at-fault party. We will calculate your damages, negotiate with insurers, and represent you in court if needed. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-obligation consultation. A slip and fall lawyer in Delray Beach, FL promise to go the extra mile to see you recover the damages you deserve.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Delray Beach, FL
Many slips and falls occur as the result of a property owner or manager’s negligence. Either they knew about the hazard and did not correct it promptly, or they failed to alert building occupants of the danger to prevent injuries. A property owner manager also exhibits negligence if they should have known about a hazard but did not.
Specifically, the types of hazards that commonly lead to a slip and fall accident include:
- Stairs without handrails
- Broken steps
- Wet surfaces from spills or leaks
- Cracked sidewalks or pavements, or uneven floors
- Cords or cables on the floor
- Unmarked steps or curbs
- Loose rugs
- Poor lighting
- Building and safety code violations
Our legal team will investigate your slip and fall accident in Delray Beach, FL to determine both the underlying cause and to unearth evidence regarding the property owner’s liability.
How Premises Liability Laws Factor into Your Slip and Fall Accident
Under the premises liability laws of the state of Florida, property owners bear the responsibility of ensuring a safe environment for people who occupy or visit.
As such, a property owner must take reasonable steps to maintain their properties and to remedy hazardous situations on time. Until the hazard has been rectified, the owner must also clearly post warnings about the danger to prevent a slip and fall from occurring.
The law applies a “reasonable person” standard to grasp whether the owner was liable. If they did not recognize the hazard and address as a “reasonable person” could/would have done, the owner can be held liable for damages.
Investigating Your Slip and Fall Accident to Validate Liability
The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will investigate every aspect of your accident, using the above premises liability as a guide for where to look for evidence and how to analyze it to gain a clear picture of fault and liability.
This investigation will entail various techniques that have proven successful for us in building compelling slip and fall cases. Your case will stand atop a rock-solid collection of evidence that checks all the boxes an insurer, judge, and/or jury looks for in this type of claim.
For example, a slip and fall lawyer in Delray Beach, FL will:
- Visit the scene of your accident to look for trace evidence, check signage, lighting, etc.
- Collect photos and/or videos (possibly from surveillance cameras)
- Interview witnesses and record their statements
- Review the property’s safety and building code history
- Obtain copies of the building accident report
- Gather medical reports from any medical entity that has treated you
The evidence we assemble will dovetail into our argument for premises liability to complete the picture of your accident and the liability party. Once we have packaged our position, we can turn to the task of calculating your damages, which determines the value of your claim.
Types of Injuries Resulting from Slip and Fall Accidents
Medical expenses will most likely comprise a good portion of your recoverable damages in your slip and fall case. Understanding the breadth of your injuries—some of which might not manifest for weeks or even months following your accident—represents an important step in determining the damages you might recover.
Injuries from this type of accident run the gamut, but any time a fall enters the picture, specific serious injuries commonly appear. For example:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Traumatic brain injuries
It is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident so that your injuries can relate to your slip and fall accident.
Wrongful Death Action Following a Slip and Fall Accident
Sometimes, a slip and fall injury results in death. These types of accidents serve as the most common cause of death in Florida, especially among residents who are 65 years of age or older.
If you lost a loved one in a slip and fall accident, you are entitled to pursue a wrongful death action. The wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you with this undertaking.
Calculating Recoverable Damages
The types and values of damages you may recover in your case depend upon the nature of your injuries and your expected recovery time.
Some types of damages that might appear on your final demand letter to insurers include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Doctor’s and Surgeon’s fees
- Prescription Medicine and Pain Management
- Lost income (including future lost income)
- Lost benefits (including future lost benefits)
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Trauma
- Replacement Services
A slip and fall lawyer in Delray Beach, FL will enlist the services of various professionals, including economists as well as experts in medicine, vocational therapy, and life care planning, to determine the extent of damage you have suffered physically, emotionally and economically.
We Will Do All We Can to Get You the Recovery You Need
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine commit to bring you the responsive legal care that will help you rest and get better, knowing that we are handling your case attentively and compassionately.
Call our office today for a free, no-obligation case review: 1-800-747-3733.