Falling is a common cause of injury in the United States. In fact, falling accidents account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, according to the National Flooring Safety Institute (NFSI). Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, including back and spinal cord injuries, fractures, head injuries, and facial injuries. Sustaining these can mean hefty medical bills and time away from work, not to mention physical and financial burden.
Oftentimes, falls happen due to some kind of preventable hazard, such as a mislaid object, loose carpeting, or wet floors. When you slip, fall, and injure yourself on public property, at a business, or in someone else’s home, you might qualify to file an injury claim and collect compensation for your injuries.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help. We will go over the facts of your slip and fall accident and determine if you are eligible for compensation. We can discuss your legal options and handle every step in the claims process so you can focus on other things. Call 800-747-3733 today to schedule a free claim analysis with a slip and fall injury lawyer in Plantation.
Should I hire an attorney for my slip and fall accident?
Filing a claim is a complex process that is hard to master. Fault and liability are not always clear with slip and fall accident cases, and without a lawyer’s guidance and expertise, you may not get very far with your claim.
Our lawyers can help with every aspect of your case. We will begin by identifying which party was liable for your fall. We will contact the responsible party—or defendant—and their insurance company. We will handle each step of the claims or litigation process, from proving fault to arguing the value of your damages. We know how to spot the factors that can affect your case, deal with any arguments or speed bumps that may arise, and fight for the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.
It would be exceptionally hard for you to accomplish all of these things without legal experience, especially while you are recuperating from your injuries. You will benefit from having our established, determined legal team assist you with what may be a very valuable claim.
What must I prove to win my slip and fall case?
There are two primary elements we will focus on to win your slip and fall claim: liability and damages.
To win your case, we must show that the defendant was somehow at fault for your accident due to their negligence. In other words, we must show that the property owner or manager knew about the hazard on the premises and failed to remedy it. Even if the defendant claims they did not know about the danger, if we can show that a reasonable person would have been aware of it, we can still hold them liable for your injury.
Negligence can lead to a fall in several ways. Electrical cords strewn about an office hallway can cause a trip, wet floors in a grocery store can create slippery conditions, or a dark apartment stairwell can lead to a dangerous fall.
After establishing liability, the next hurdle is to sufficiently prove all of your losses and expenses so we can seek appropriate damages on your behalf. We will work to recover compensation for all of your losses. That includes monetary damages, such as medical bills and disability, and non-monetary losses, like mental anguish and pain and suffering.
What evidence will prove my case?
We will use as much supportive evidence as we can obtain to prove liability and damages in your case. To prove fault, we will collect evidence like security camera footage of your fall, photos of the hazard that caused your accident, maintenance reports, and eyewitness testimonies.
To illustrate damages, we can use medical records, photos of your injuries, testimonies from medical specialists, bills and receipts for expenses related to your injuries, proof of loss of wages, and letters from family and friends about your suffering.
You can help speed along your claim by collecting any pertinent paperwork and records in a file folder to share with your lawyer. The more thorough your file, the quicker we can progress through the claims process. We will use evidence we collect from our own investigation and the records you provide us to build a strong, convincing case.
How much is my slip and fall claim worth?
Each person’s accident case is unique. One victim’s case may be worth several thousand dollars, while another’s could be worth millions. Much depends on the extent of your injuries, the effect they have on your life, whether you shared fault for the accident, and the thoroughness of your evidence.
When we work on your case, we will create a comprehensive list of damages to ensure that you receive appropriate and fair compensation. We will seek reparation for current and future:
- Medical expenses, including emergency care, hospital expenses, diagnostics, surgeries, prescriptions, specialist care, physical therapy, assistive devices, and follow-ups;
- Loss of income, including missed work time, reduced earning capacity, short- and long-term disability, and loss of fringe benefits;
- Loss of household services, such as childcare, housekeeping, yard work, cooking, and transportation;
- Miscellaneous expenses related to your injuries, such as a wheelchairs, counseling, and transportation costs for medical appointments; and
- Emotional losses, such as emotional distress, depression, and pain and suffering.
Can I afford a slip and fall lawyer in Plantation?
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we believe that every victim deserves access to quality legal representation, regardless of current financial status. That is why we provide our legal services on a contingency basis. We do not charge you for legal fees unless we win your case. Because our fees come out of any financial award you receive for your slip and fall claim, you do not have to worry about having to pay us out-of-pocket.
We give you have access to our team of highly credentialed, aggressive, personal injury attorneys for legal counsel and representation—with no upfront costs on your part.
We are ready to help with your slip and fall case today. Contact us at 800-747-3733 to get started.