Slip and Fall
When you sustain injuries in a slip and fall accident in Florida, you have the right to pursue compensation from the negligent party. Our network of lawyers and doctors have experience handling personal injury cases and can recover your damages and help restore your health. Call 1-800-HURT-911 today.
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If you lost your footing on another person’s property—whether by slipping, tripping, or stepping and falling—and you sustained injuries from the fall, you deserve to receive compensation.Call 1-800-HURT-911. Our legal referral service will connect you with a personal injury lawyer who can champion your right to recover damages. In the same call, our medical referral service will refer you to a doctor who knows how to assess, treat, and document accident injuries to ensure your lawyer has solid evidence of your damages.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall cases represent one of the most common types of negligence cases in the
personal injury legal space. Here are a few of the most common causes of these accidents:
- Wet floors
- Loose mats, rugs, or tiles
- Poor lighting
- Broken stairways
- Faulty stair steps or handrails
- Sidewalk cracks
- Uncleared ice and snow
- Cords or cables stretched across a walkway
- Poorly marked curbs
Whatever caused your slip and fall, Call 1-800-HURT-911. A lawyer from our network can investigate your accident, gather evidence, establish liability of the at-fault party, and represent you to insurers and/or a civil court so you can recover your damages.
Investigating Your Slip and Fall Accident
- The scene of your slip and fall
- Property accident report
- Videos from surveillance cameras
- Facility safety inspection records
- Witness testimonies
- Your medical records
- Your wage statements
- Expert opinions
When you Call 1-800-HURT-911, we will refer you to a lawyer who will launch this thorough investigation of your slip and fall, then proceed to establish the at-fault party’s negligence. Call today, so your legal team can start investigating while evidence and witnesses’ recollections of the events are still fresh.
Proving Negligence to Establish Liability
These lawyers work on contingency, meaning you will pay no legal fees unless and until you receive compensation from the insurance company or via a jury verdict. Call 1-800-HURT-911 to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer.
Property Owners Owe a Duty of Care to Occupants
To argue the first point regarding duty of care, your lawyer will draw on the fact that property owners have a duty of care to property occupants and visitors and are legally bound to do all the following:
- Maintain facilities and properties in a way that keeps them safe
- Address and resolve any hazards within a reasonable amount of time
- Warn visitors and occupants of the property of the hazards until they are fixed.
The personal injury lawyers in our legal network understand how to argue the above points, whether to an insurer or a jury, to get them to understand your right to receive compensation. Call 1-800-HURT-911 to be connected to a lawyer today.
Types of Damages You Might Recover in Your Slip And Fall Case
The amount of compensation you receive in your settlement or jury verdict depends on many variables. Among the types of damages for which you might receive compensation are the following:
- Doctor’s and surgeon’s fees
- Hospital costs
- Prescription medicines
- Physical therapy
- Assistive mobility devices
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Call 1-800-HURT-911now. lawyer will present your recoverable demands and negotiate for a fair settlement. If the insurer refuses to agree to a fair settlement, your lawyer will file a lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve in civil court.
Wrongful Death Action
If a loved one died from injuries sustained in a slip and fall, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action against the at-fault party. Call 1-800-HURT-911 today so we can connect you with a lawyer who has handled wrongful death actions.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations
Florida laws limit how long you have from the date of your slip and fall to pursue legal action against the at-fault party.
Our Legal and Medical Referral Service Can Help You Recover
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