A fall seems like the kind of accident that is silly to worry about–we have all taken a fall during our childhoods, probably in the dozens, and brushed them off with relative ease. Yet falls take a different dimension in our minds as we get older. Slip and falls –according to the National Floor Safety Institute–account for 5 to 11 percent of fatalities in the workplace and many more injuries. The chances of getting injured when falling just increases as you get older. Dangerous falls can occur in an infinite number of places and due to a large number of factors! These falls can have a wholly negative effect on your way of life, especially financially. Do not worry though, in many cases, you can be compensated for a fall in Florida!
Accidental Fall in Florida
In the event of a slip and fall in Florida, you can bring a claim against the property owner in accordance with Florida law and statutes. An accidental fall might lead to compensation if it is possibly due to the negligence of the property owner. For example, if you slip on a pool of water on a tile floor that the property owner knew about, and there is no wet floor sign, then you can rightfully make the case that their negligence caused you harm.
Do not worry too hard if you just realized now that you could have done something about a fall that happened in the near past because the statute of limitations in Florida is four years. You can still file a lawsuit within four years of an incident!
Do not wait too long after a slip and fall accident to see a lawyer! It is wise to give the lawsuit the time it needs, regardless of how sure you are that your personal injury claim will settle.
There are a few things to take into account when you have a fall in Florida.
The Process to a Slip and Fall Case
To ensure the success of a slip and fall case, a lawyer must follow a well thought out procedure. Here are the steps meant to create a successful legal case:
- Determine if the fall and your subsequent injury were due to the negligence of the property owner. Was there a pool of water with no wet floor sign? Was there a pothole known by, but not taken care of, by the property owner? Questions like these can help determine negligence.
- Once negligence is determined, your medical history is examined and evaluated. The medical evaluation will reveal the relative value of the injury claim. The value of the claim could also include any property damage that might have resulted from the fall.
- Lastly, is building the case with all the information uncovered. The facts are everything in a personal injury case like this, and the ability of an attorney to properly examine all the facts presented to them can allow them to construct any–and–all potential arguments the case might bring about.
These three steps ensure a case with a high chance of success when it comes to bringing it to court. All it takes is a professional and knowledgeable lawyer to handle it for you: The Simmons Law Group is such a lawyer.
The Simmons Law Group: Your Slip and Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall case relies on examining and investigating the facts. The Simmons Law Group has the knowledge and experience to create a successful case around your accidental fall. Do not let a fall bring you down! With successful cases under our belt, Attorney James Simmons and The Simmons Law Group, are more than prepared to take on your case!
When you need help, remember the name: James Simmons, your LEGAL CHAMPION! Contact us today if you’re ready to have us fight the good fight on your behalf at (407) 454-3000.