A fall can take you by surprise and leave you with injuries that can range from painful to debilitating, depending on the severity, your age, and your health status. Slip and falls are usually premises liability issues, which means somebody else is responsible. If that is the case and you were injured in a slip (or trip) and fall accident, Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help. A Boca slip and fall accident lawyer will work to recover the full compensation you deserve for the harm you’ve endured.
The claims process begins with a free consultation where we discuss how the accident happened and any relevant facts of your case. It’s also your chance to ask any legal questions you may have.
You Pay Nothing Unless We Win Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
As you look into your legal options, we want you to remember that our injury law firm serving Boca Raton, FL works on contingency fees. That means we don’t charge you any money up front for our services. You have access to our knowledge, experience, and resources without paying a dime. We only take payment if we recover monetary compensation on your behalf.
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A Boca Raton Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Can Help You Recover Compensation
Bloomberg reports that Americans spend $50 billion a year on treating slips, trips, and falls. Furthermore, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that in 2019, slips, trips, and falls caused more than 25% of injuries that resulted in missing days at work. Your injuries can potentially put you out of commission for weeks, months, or even years. The hardship that this can bring on you and your family is undue, and you shouldn’t have to shoulder that burden.
Under Florida law, the party responsible for your fall accident must pay you damages to cover the cost of medical treatment, lost income, and numerous other expenses. Recoverable losses associated with slip and fall accidents also include pain and suffering. A Boca Raton slip and fall attorney can help you recover compensation for losses that include:
- Present and future medical treatment
- Chiropractic services
- Physical rehabilitation
- Lost wages, profits, or income
- Diminished earning ability
- Severe and ongoing pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost enjoyment of activities
Many other injuries and losses are compensable in a slip and fall accident claim. Your Boca Raton injury lawyer can provide more information after getting familiar with your case.
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Wrongful Death in Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can result in death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fall accidents are responsible for the vast majority of traumatic brain injuries and fatalities suffered by adults, especially the elderly.
If you lost a loved one due to a slip and fall accident, you can hold the negligent company or property owner responsible in a wrongful death suit. The victim’s immediate relatives or dependents can file a claim and receive compensation that can help pay for things like:
- Funeral costs
- Lost financial support
- Loss of services formerly provided by the deceased
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of protection
- Grief and other pain and suffering
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We Stand Up to Insurance Companies That Refuse to Pay What They Owe in Slip and Fall Claims
Slip and fall accidents are one of the more dubious areas of personal injury law. Insurance companies don’t like to give credence to these injury claims. They may accuse you of lying or may attempt to offload liability by pinning your injuries on you. In fighting for your compensation, we deal with the insurance company, so you don’t have to.
Our law firm serving Boca Raton has handled thousands of cases against big name insurers, so we know the standard operating procedures and we know their tactics to avoid paying. Your fall accident attorney will ensure they gather the proper evidence of negligence in addition to viable proof of your injuries.
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How Are Slip and Fall Cases Handled?
A Boca Raton slip and fall accident lawyer who takes your case will conduct a thorough investigation to prove that negligence caused your accident and resulting injuries. As premises liability cases go, some key facts must be established to build a compelling case for compensation. These four essential elements of negligence must be determined:
- The owner of the property was aware of the dangerous conditions that caused your slip and fall or trip and fall (or they should have been aware).
- The property owner did not keep the premises reasonably safe as is their duty.
- You were on their property legally.
- The hazardous conditions were not obvious so that you should have seen them.
What If the Accident Was on a Rental Property?
If you were injured on rental property while visiting a tenant, the tenant may be liable for your damages. A home that is unsafe due to the negligence of the renter leaves them on the hook for your injuries because they have control over the property. For example, if a tenant spilled water on the kitchen floor and you slipped as you entered the room, they may be found negligent as they could have cleaned up the water at any point.
The owner in this circumstance does not have access to the home at will and couldn’t possibly be expected to clean the water up. If the tenant has renter’s insurance, the policy may cover these types of accidents.
If I Can’t File a Claim Against the Tenant, How Will I Recover Compensation?
Bear in mind that just because the tenant may be liable does not mean the owner bears no responsibility. There may be other contributing factors that place at least a portion of the blame on the property owner. Your slip and fall injury attorney will look into all possible causes and potential liable parties in your case to ensure you receive just compensation.
Work with Our Founding Partners to Resolve Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
If you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident in Boca Raton, FL, contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. Working with our firm means working with our founding partners, Jason and Deb Chalik, directly. As your dedicated Boca Raton slip and fall accident lawyers, they work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us immediately to start your free case evaluation.
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