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Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition, particularly when they invite the public onto their property for a business purpose. A Tallahassee slip and fall injury lawyer will help you file a claim if you are injured due to a property owner’s negligence.
Milles Law has held some of America’s largest retailers (including Walmart, Home Depot and Publix) accountable for their negligence when their failure to maintain their property has resulted in serious injury.
What Are Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries?
Slip and fall accidents often cause serious injuries that require months of missed work and rehabilitation. A Tallahassee slip and fall accident lawyer can help you recover compensation that allows you to cope with your situation. The most common types of slip and fall injuries include:
- Neck, back or spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Knee injuries
- Ankle or wrist injuries
What Are Common Types of Slip and Fall Hazards?
The majority of slip and fall accidents could be avoided if property owners took better care of their facilities. Your Tallahassee slip and fall lawyers will help you hold the property owner accountable for his or her negligence. The most common types of slip and fall hazards include:
- Water on the floor
- Uneven surfaces
- Failure to have handrails or safe stairs
- Poor lighting
Can I File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
Whether you can file a slip and fall lawsuit depends on the circumstances. Slip and fall lawsuits are personal injury lawsuits, which means that your case must meet certain criteria to be successful.
You must be able to demonstrate the party responsible for your slip and fall injuries owed you a duty of care, violated that duty, and caused you to suffer damages as a result. Defendants in a slip and fall case can be businesses, private property owners, maintenance companies, companies that provide security, and even government agencies.
In Florida, property owners and these other entities owe people varying degrees of care. The degree of care owed depends on whether the plaintiff was a guest, invitee or trespasser. It also matters whether the plaintiff was a child or an adult. You must also be within the statute of limitations to file a slip and fall lawsuit against the other party.
We have more information about filing a premises liability lawsuit in Florida on our site. You can also contact our Florida slip and fall lawyer for more information on your legal rights. Our firm offers free consultations.
What Damages Can I Recover From a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?
There are two main compensatory damages in personal injury lawsuits, including slip and fall lawsuits. You may be able to recover compensation for economic damages, such as your medical bills, lost income, transportation expenses and home modifications. Noneconomic damages are less tangible and may cover pain and suffering.
Many personal injury attorneys work with medical experts and other professionals to quantify damages for their clients. You should contact our Florida slip and fall lawyer if you have any questions about damages and your case.
What Are Average Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts?
Most personal injury cases settle before going to trial. This is because many businesses, who may be defendants in a slip and fall case, do not want bad publicity. Injury trials are a public matter. Many businesses also want to avoid the costs associated with an expensive, time-consuming trial
The defendant’s insurer may be willing to settle your case. However, the settlement you receive depends on your damages. If you suffered a serious injury, such as a spinal cord injury and complete paralysis, chances are your settlement will be much larger. This would be because you likely suffered more in damages than you would have with a less serious injury.
Some cases do not settle. If the defendant’s insurer refuses to pay a fair settlement, and you have a strong case, then it may be necessary to take your case to trial. You should choose a personal injury attorney with trial experience to handle your case for this reason.
How Long Does a Slip and Fall Settlement Take?
It depends. Every case is different. How long your case takes to settle, if it settles, depends on the circumstances. The amount and type of evidence matters, as does the other party’s willingness to negotiate a fair settlement. Some cases may settle in months while others take years.
What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?
You should seek medical attention after a slip and fall accident that results in an injury. Medical treatment can help establish a record of your injuries and damages. If you are able, it can help to take photos of the area where your accident occurred immediately after the fall. In addition, you may be able to write down what happened before, during and right after the fall.
Does a Slip and Fall Attorney Cost Money?
Personal injury attorneys, including us, take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us fees unless we successfully recover compensation for your damages through a verdict or settlement. You can learn more about how our contingency fees work on our website.
Call Your Tallahassee Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Today
Your Tallahassee slip and fall accident attorney handles cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay us unless you win. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, then we may be able to help. Call today at (855)553-3310 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
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