A busy parking lot can host thousands of shoppers and visitors every day. However, if the area is poorly constructed or maintained, many hazards could pose a threat to unsuspecting people. Potholes, which are just one of these hazards, could cause a person to slip and fall, resulting in severe injuries or death.
If you were injured by a pothole in a parking lot, consider what a West Palm Beach potholes in parking lots lawyer can do for you. They can determine if negligence resulted in your damages and pursue the cost of your accident-related expenses. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our law firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured by another party’s negligence. You may be able to hold the property owner who oversaw the parking lot responsible for your economic and noneconomic damages.
To begin a free case review with a member of our team, call us today at (561) 899-5020.
Types of Injuries in a Slip and Fall Accident
There is no limit to the type of injuries you can sustain from a slip and fall accident. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for over 8 million emergency room visits each year. Right now, you could be looking at medical bills stemming from an accident you did not cause. Regardless of how severe your injuries are, your West Palm beach potholes in parking lots lawyer can represent you.
You may be suffering from one or more of the following impairments:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Sprained ligaments
- Spinal cord trauma
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury
When establishing the severity of your injuries, your lawyer can examine many forms of evidence to accomplish this goal. Additionally, they can consult with a third-party medical professional to gain further insight into how badly you were injured. To learn about what this entails, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today.
What to Do Immediately After an Accident
The steps you take after an accident can either make or break your case. You likely do not want to employ any measures that could prevent you from receiving compensation.
Some recommendations of what to do following an accident include:
- Seeking prompt medical attention
- Filing a police report, if you have not done so already
- Taking any pictures or videos of the accident scene
- Documenting your injuries by keeping your medications, results of imaging scans, and follow-up appointment dates
- Not posting about the accident to social media
- Limiting your communications with the insurance company
- Not accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company
During your free case review, you can learn more about what you can do to protect your legal interests. Additionally, your lawyer can advise you on your options as your case develops.
Recoverable Damages Following a Parking Lot Injury
Your West Palm Beach potholes in parking lots lawyer will look at your damages and assign a monetary value to each of them. Some damages will have their cost verified with invoices, billing statements, and receipts. Other damages, such as pain and suffering, will rest on how severely you were injured and your subsequent quality of life.
If your case is successful, you could recover the cost of:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
You may be able to pursue expenses that we have not included here. To learn what they are, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at (561) 899-5020.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations
According to Florida Statute §95.11, injured individuals generally have four years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. When you discuss your case with your lawyer, they will explain how the state’s statute of limitations applies to your case and how long you have to take action. In many cases, if you do not take action before the state’s deadline expires, you will be unable to bring your case to court. To prevent your case from being time-barred, we encourage you to reach out to our legal team today.
Your Legal Team Works on a Contingency Fee Basis
To get our help, there are no starting costs or deposits. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that payment for our services is “contingent” on our ability to represent your interests. Essentially, if we cannot get financial recovery on your behalf, then you do not owe us our attorney’s fees. Not only does this work to minimize your financial risk, but we also do this to show how important your case is to us. We truly take the outcome of your case just as seriously as you do.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Now
Recovering from an accident takes time. While making time for doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and follow-up procedures, you likely do not have time to undertake any legal burdens on your own. With Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, not only do you get to take this time to recover from your injuries, but we can also get to work pursuing compensation for your expenses.
To summarize, we can:
- Initiate legal action on your behalf
- Handle all of the paperwork involved with filing a claim
- Manage communications with all the involved parties
- Investigate your situation to gather evidence to assign liability
- Calculate the cost of your accident-related expenses
- Negotiate for a fair settlement from the at-fault party and their insurer
- Take your case to court, if necessary
The sooner you call us, the sooner we can set your case in motion. To begin, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers now at (561) 899-5020.