If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident while at a Sedano’s Supermarket, we can help. A Miami personal injury attorney from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation. We can help you seek a recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How We Will Fight for You After Your Slip and Fall Accident
After your slip and fall accident, you may be suffering from painful injuries that impact your ability to work or go about your day-to-day life. You may need help paying for the medical bills you have accumulated because of your injury.
We can help you build a premises liability case to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for your accident and injuries. Here is how we can help.
Building Your Premises Liability Case
First, our team will investigate your slip and fall accident to uncover evidence to build your case. We will speak with witnesses, gather official reports like police and medical records, and look through CCTV footage. Then, we will assemble this evidence so that we can prove that the following criteria apply to you.
- Duty of care: In order to prove that you are owed compensation, we will need to show that you were legally on the property and not trespassing. Florida Statutes 768.075 states that trespassers are not protected under the law. We will show that you were owed a duty of care by the property owner. They should have kept you safe on their property.
- Negligence: Then, we will show that the property owner violated this duty of care through a negligent act or omission.
- Causation: Next, we will prove that this negligence is what caused you to slip and fall.
- Damages: Finally, we will prove that your slip and fall accident resulted in losses (called “damages”) for which you can be compensated.
Once we have built your case, we will use this evidence to fight for your rights. Insurance companies will often try to pay you less than you are owed at first. We know this, and we will not settle unless it is in your best interests. If we cannot negotiate for the amount you deserve, then we will take your case to court.
Negligence in Premises Liability Law
When you are on someone else’s property, they owe it to you to keep the premises safe so that you are not injured. If they fail to do so, they may be held liable for their negligence. When we investigate your accident, we will look for evidence of the following so that we can build your case:
- Uncleaned spills
- Obstructed paths
- Uneven surfaces
- And other defective property conditions that could cause someone to trip and fall
Even if the property owner was not aware of a defective condition on the property, they may still be held liable if they should have known. This can be proven by things like:
- Witness statements
- Video footage showing that the dangerous spill or uneven surface was a recurring or persistent problem.
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Premises Liability Lawsuit Information
If you decide to file a premises liability lawsuit, here is some information that can be helpful in understanding the process ahead of you.
Recoverable Damages in Miami Premises Liability Cases
You can recover a variety of economic and non-economic compensatory damages through your premises liability lawsuit, including money for the following:
- Past and future medical bills, such as surgery bills, hospital stays, physical therapy, rehabilitation, home health aides, medical equipment, prescription medication costs
- Last wages and lost earning potential
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
After reviewing your case, we will be able to give you a better idea of what damages you could expect to recover through a verdict or settlement.
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Comparative Fault in Slip and Fall Accidents
Even if you think you may be partially at fault for your accident or injuries, that does not mean you cannot pursue compensation for your losses. In fact, Florida operates based on a principle called “comparative fault.” This gives you options if you share blame for what happened. As long as you can prove that the party you are suing was more responsible for your injuries than you were, then you can still recover damages.
So even if you are not sure that you have a case, you should still reach out to our team. Our slip and fall accident lawyers have experience helping people like you. We can take a look at the facts and advise you of your best options.
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Statute of Limitations
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is generally four years from the time of the accident. Your time is limited. So, the sooner you get started, the sooner a Miami slip and fall accident lawyer can get to work on your behalf.
If you believe that it is too late for you to pursue compensation for your injuries, you should still reach out to discuss your options. There are exceptions to the statute of limitations, such as if you just discovered the extent of your injury. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we will be able to review your case. We will offer you advice for your situation.
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Reach Out to Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Today
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we are committed to giving each client the personal care and attention they deserve. Jason and Debi Chalik will be your personal lawyers. They will work with you to get the compensation you are owed and guide you through this process.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at (305) 944-2035 to receive your free consultation. We can discuss the ways a Miami Sedano’s Supermarket slip and fall accident lawyer can help you get back to living your life. Call now.
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