If you were injured after a slip and fall accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. A business owner or other property owner who failed to address hazardous conditions on their property could be held liable in a personal injury claim.
A Kissimmee slip and fall lawyer can guide you on how to move forward with your case. To find out more about your legal options, call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (407) 870-1919 to schedule your free case review today.
Common Injuries After Slip And Fall Accidents
After a slip and fall accident, your injuries may range from mild to severe. However, even mild injuries can result in costly medical bills and even time missed at work due to your treatment needs. In cases where you are dealing with severe injuries, you could be facing thousands of dollars in diagnostic costs, ongoing physical therapy, and other expenses.
Some of the most common injuries that result from slip and fall accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones or fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knee injuries
- And more
In certain cases, your injuries may seem minimal immediately after an accident, but more concerning symptoms could develop in the following days. If your slip and fall resulted in whiplash, you may begin to notice symptoms such as dizziness or limited range of motion in the neck just a few days later, according to the Mayo Clinic. If you have any symptoms of injury after an accident, you should seek medical care immediately.
If you were in a slip and fall accident that led to injuries, hopefully you or someone else documented the scene of the accident site. If you were able to take photos of the area after your fall, you can use these photos as evidence for your case. Documenting any signs of the hazard will be important for demonstrating liability on the part of the business or property owner.
When you speak with a lawyer about your case, they will examine your records of medical treatments and other expenses in order to assess a value for your case. They can even factor in the costs of items such as braces or other medical equipment needed for your recovery.
To consult with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer serving Kissimmee, call 855-780-9986
Liability for a Slip And Fall Accident
You may have slipped on broken carpet in the entry way of a store, stumbled over a pallet left unattended in a grocery aisleway, or slipped on ice in a poorly maintained sidewalk outside of a business. In any of these cases, you could have questions about how to determine who may be liable and if your situation qualifies for a personal injury claim.
Typically, business owners should be expected to maintain their facilities in safe condition for visitors. According to Florida Statutes §768.0755, business owners may be liable if they were aware of an unsafe condition on the property, had reasonable time to correct this condition, and failed to address the hazard.
For instance, you could show that the employees of a grocery store noticed a hazard on the premises, such as wet floors from a leaking cooler. Your lawyer may be able to build evidence to show that the employees or management failed to take action to resolve the hazard. Your lawyer may be able to use video from the store’s surveillance camera to show that employees observed the hazard but did not work to remedy the issue or warn customers with proper signage in a reasonable amount of time.
These cases can be complex. A lawyer can discuss with you any Florida statutes and other laws that affect who is protected by premises liability law. They can also discuss with you how these laws may apply to your personal injury case.
A Kissimmee slip and fall lawyer can examine the details of your situation and advise you on how to proceed in filing a claim. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (407) 870-1919 for your free consultation.
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How a Lawyer Can Help You Seek Compensation
While you may not know how to calculate the dollar value you are eligible to seek after your slip and fall accident, you do not have to do this work alone. A lawyer can help you build this part of your case. Your lawyer can take a look at what you spent on medical costs and any income you may have lost due to missed time at work following your injury. They may also be able to factor in less tangible costs of your accident, including compensation for your pain and suffering.
In any personal injury case, it is crucial to determine who was liable for your accident and build evidence to prove their liability for your injuries. A lawyer can help you show that the business or property owner owed you reasonably safe conditions and failed to take action to remove a hazard. They can use a number of methods to build this evidence, including using video camera footage, photos from the scene of the accident, and more.
Should the offending business owner or property owner attempt to disprove that they were liable, a lawyer can also help you address this dispute. For example, a property owner may try to suggest that you were responsible in some way for the accident. They may claim that you were present in an area of the property where customers are not allowed, or that you were wearing inappropriate footwear at the time of your fall.
We can help you pursue compensation for your losses. We can help you determine who was liable for your accident and evaluate a case value that addresses your costs. We can also communicate with any third parties involved in your claim.
If we need to seek damages through a lawsuit, we can do so, but the statute of limitations is two years in Florida. Make sure you reach out to our team as soon as you can after your accident so we can get to work right away. Your lawyer can tell you more about any deadlines that may apply to your case and can help ensure that you are on track to meet them.
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When you have been injured, you may be experiencing a number of financial and physical challenges. By working with a lawyer, your attorney can handle the legal details of your case so that you can focus on your recovery.
As a Kissimmee slip and fall lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns, we can stand by your side through every step of your case. Call us today at (407) 870-1919 to schedule your free case consultation.