A slip and fall accident can have severe or fatal consequences for the victim. Injuries can range from an ankle sprain to head trauma and damage to all the body parts in between. If you’ve suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident in Hillsborough County due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation.
A Tampa slip and fall accident lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers may be able to take your case and help you recover damages in a claim or lawsuit. You can speak to a member of our legal team during a free case evaluation and learn more about how we can help your premises liability case.
How Much Does a Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney Cost?
When you work with our injury law firm serving Tampa, FL, you get a lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Our injury attorneys work on contingency, so we don’t charge for legal services unless we win your case. No retainers. No hourly billing.
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How Much Will I Receive in a Slip and Fall Accident Claim in Tampa?
The compensation you can receive will vary because each accident is different. In general, compensation is higher for those who suffer more serious injuries. For instance, between 2002 and 2012, the average cost of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a slip and fall in a general liability claim was $269,643. Slip and falls are the most common cause of TBI.
As a slip and fall victim, you may be nursing serious injuries and missing work because of it. Ultimately, you’re losing money or spending money that you shouldn’t have to. A Tampa slip and fall attorney at our firm will assess all your losses and injuries to calculate the total costs that you have to bear due to someone else’s negligence. We will then be able to determine what a fair settlement looks like for you.
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Types of Recoverable Damages in a Tampa Slip and Fall Claim
In personal injury cases in Florida, you are entitled to collect damages for economic losses and non-economic losses. In cases where your fall was caused by the misconduct or gross negligence of another, punitive damages may be sought. Generally, you can recover compensation for losses that include but are not limited to the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Medical supplies and equipment
- Accessibility equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Income loss
- Reduced earning potential
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Physical pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
The above is not an exhaustive list. A Tampa slip and fall lawyer will be able to provide further details about the recoverable losses in your case once they have spoken to you and collected pertinent information and documentation related to your fall injuries.
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Focus on Recovery – We’ll Take Care of Your Slip and Fall Case
Our Tampa injury lawyers pride themselves on providing honest and personal service to clients throughout Florida. Our founding partners, Jason and Debi Chalik, will work on your case personally, so you will always know the attorney handling your claim. As your legal counsel, we will take the reins and put our resources to work so you can focus your energy on recuperating.
- Investigate the cause of your slip and fall accident to determine negligence
- Identify the liable party who must pay damages
- Provide updates on your case
- Take care of communication with the insurance company, defending parties, and others involved in your case
- Gather evidence and documentation of your fall-related injuries and losses like medical records, medical bills, and accident expenses
- File your insurance claim for compensation
- Negotiate for a fair settlement agreement
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault party, if required
- Advocate for your fair and full compensation in court
We Stand Up to Big Insurance Companies
Insurance companies can be particularly difficult in slip and fall personal injury cases. Many of them assume such claims are fraudulent. It’s important to have viable proof of their liability, generally established by showing the person or company responsible for your slip and fall (or trip and fall) was negligent.
You also must substantiate your injuries with proper medical documentation. Even with the proper proof to validate your claims, some insurance companies will still insist that you caused the accident in order to abdicate their duty to pay.
With a Tampa slip and fall accident lawyer who is aware of insurance company tactics, you can feel confident that you will have the necessary evidence and experience on your side.
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We Are Proud to Represent Slip and Fall Injury Victims and Achieve Results
We’ve been able to win favorable outcomes for our clients in numerous Florida personal injury cases. Our Tampa accident lawyers seek the maximum compensation you deserve, regardless of how stubborn an insurance company might be. It’s our job to level the playing field when insurance companies and large corporations don’t play fair. We’ve been able to do that for countless accident victims, including slip and fall clients. See some of our results below:
- $400,000 settlement for a slip and fall client who suffered a spine injury
- $165,000 settlement for a client who suffered a trip and fall, requiring shoulder replacement surgery
- $105,000 settlement after a client tripped and fell in a beauty store
Caring for yourself and your loved ones after your fall accident shouldn’t be your responsibility alone. The person whose careless acts led to your injury should pay, and that is what we always aim for.
Statute of Limitations in Slip and Fall Cases in Florida
Per Florida Statute § 95.11, the statute of limitations in Florida personal injury cases is four years from the date of injury or the date the injury was discovered. If you’ve already waited to pursue compensation, you should consider working with an injury lawyer. We can provide an exact legal deadline based on the facts of your case and set to work pursuing your fair compensation immediately. If a claim cannot be settled satisfactorily, we will need time to file a lawsuit to obtain a favorable result.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Is Dedicated to Fighting for Your Fair Compensation
The attorneys at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are your dedicated legal advocates in slip and fall and trip and fall cases in Florida. If you’ve been injured due to premises liability issues, a Tampa slip and fall accident lawyer can fight for the money you need to heal. Call us today for a free case review.
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