Whether out running errands or just going through your workday, a slip and fall can happen quickly. You may not be to blame for what happened. When someone fails to keep a property free of hazards, they may be liable for negligence. If you were hurt this way, you may have already racked up medical bills and lost time at work. You do not have to bear the burden of someone else’s error.
If you believe that your slip and fall accident was caused by someone else, give us a call today. You can reach us at (386) 763-2092. Our team can provide you with a free consultation about your case, where you will learn about your options for seeking compensation. We have a Daytona Beach slip and fall lawyer on our team who is ready to help you and your family. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today.
Slip and Fall Injuries Are Common and Costly
Slip and fall accidents can be serious, leading to a number of consequences to your life. You may be facing broken bones, back injuries, and other serious medical concerns. These injuries could cost thousands of dollars to treat, both in the present and in the future.
The property owner may be at fault for your slip and fall. For instance, if there was a spill at a restaurant that was ignored by management or other employees, they could be liable. Even if you had trouble seeing or noticing the spill, that does not mean that you cannot receive compensation.
According to a 2012 study by the Florida Department of Health, the total costs of hospitalizations due to non-fatal fall injuries was more than $3.6 billion for Florida residents. Your injury may have required an emergency room visit, doctor appointments, specialists, surgery, and even more. Depending on the severity, you could be faced with treatment for years to come, possibly a lifetime.
Liability of the Property Owner
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property maintained and repaired appropriately, ensuring that conditions are safe for visitors. They also need to tend to new hazards, like spills or fallen items, in a timely fashion. Any areas that could be dangerous to visitors should also be clearly marked. If the property owner in your slip and fall accident failed to do these things, they could be liable.
Discuss your case with us today. We can tell you whether you have a case for someone else’s liability and what you will need to prove your side of the case.
To consult with an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer serving Daytona Beach, call 855-686-6752
Slip and Fall Losses
A slip and fall can be very serious. Some of the injuries you can suffer include concussion, back injury, broken bones, or worse. Slip and fall accidents can even be fatal. Even a minor injury can cause a major disruption to your everyday life. And any injury comes with costs. If you were not at fault for your accident, we can help you fight for compensation to help move forward in your life.
Some of the forms of losses you could collect include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Impacted quality of life
- Emotional distress
It is possible that your injuries preclude you from ever working the same job you did before the accident. In this case, you can also file for what is known as diminished earning capacity. You may be unable to work, or you may be able to work in some form but not make the same amount as before. For instance, if you have a job as a mail carrier, which involves a lot of walking and standing, your injuries may require periods of rest. If you cannot return to that line of work, or your income is reduced because you were moved to another position in your company, a claim could help you recover the loss of that income.
You may also be thinking about a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died because of their slip and fall injuries. A Daytona Beach slip and fall lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help with that as well. You can seek to recover the costs of treatment your family member endured because of the accident. You can also pursue compensation for what you have now lost without your loved one in your life. Whether a spouse or parent, the person you lost brought value to your life. A lawsuit cannot heal all the wounds, but it could help make life a little easier going forward.
You have four years after your accident to file a personal injury claim, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11. That statute allows for two years if you are filing a wrongful death case, however.
The team at Bogin, Munns & Munns can tell you how the statute of limitations and other laws affect your case. Give us a call today at (386) 763-2092 for a free consultation.
Daytona Beach Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Near Me 855-686-6752
If your slip and fall accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation. You can recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. You will need to prove that the other party was negligent and that their negligence led to your injuries. We can gather the evidence to make your case.
Our team can provide you with a free consultation. A Daytona Beach slip and fall lawyer can work with you to put together a case for compensation. The team at Bogin, Munns & Munns can be with you through every step of the process. Call us today at (386) 763-2092 to learn more about your options.