Filing A Florida Slip And Fall Injury ClaimTampa Bay Legal News
Have you been injured from a fall on another entity’s or business’s property and unsure if you have a valid claim? Do you need help paying for your medical treatment and wondering if you can you recoup compensation to pay for those costs through a personal injury claim? If you want to learn more about what steps you need to take and need to do to see if you can be successful with a claim, contact the personal injury lawyers at Fulgencio Law.
What You Should Know About Obtaining Compensation From a Slip and Fall Accident in Florida
If you are able to win your claim and obtain compensation, it will be paid through the negligent party’s insurance coverage. Either a general liability policy, homeowner’s policy, or renter’s policy. There are two types of damages, claimants can pursue: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are more easily quantified because they have a paper trail and receipts such as medical bills. Non-economic damages are a bit harder to calculate but an experienced Florida personal injury attorney will know how to put real numbers to damages that are not tangible. Mental anguish or pain and suffering are examples of very real damages that are classified as non-economic and require a skilled legal professional to make a fair estimation of their value.
What Should You Do After A Slip And Fall Accident In Florida?
You should be aware that slip-and-fall accidents and the claims that ensue are harder than many other personal injury claims to win. The burden of proof to provide evidence that shows the owner of the property where you had your accident is on you and your legal team. You are trying to prove that the environment where you fell was dangerous and the danger was clear enough that the owner of the property knew it existed but failed to fix it.
The problem is that while you are trying to claim the hazards were clear to the owner, the logical question by the defense will be why didn’t the victim see it and try to avoid it? The defense will try to put the blame back on the injured party for being distracted or negligent in their behavior. Just like any claim, the details matter and the more information you have the better.
Take as many pictures of the accident scene as possible. Specifically, make certain to show the obstacle that caused you to fall. If there are any witnesses on the scene speak with them and ask them if they would be willing to provide statements. If so, make sure you obtain their contact information. Tell the owner of the property whether it be a store manager or a property manager that you had the accident. If they write a report make sure that you obtain a copy.
Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
One of the best things you can do after suffering damages from a slip and fall accident is to get in contact with an experienced Tampa slip and fall accident attorney. A legal professional will review your case and determine if any other documentation or supporting information is necessary to help strengthen it. Many times, experts are needed to review everything and provide their professional feedback which can boost the depth of your claim.
When you are ready to move forward with a slip and fall accident injury claim in Florida or if you just need to discuss your accident experience with a lawyer, call Fulgencio Law today. Contact our team of Tampa personal injury accident attorneys at (813) 463-0123.