If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida that was the result of someone else’s careless or intentional mistakes, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses. Do not wait to contact our offices and discuss your options. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at (855) 529-0269 for a consultation.
Types of Recoverable Slip and Fall Losses in Florida
Florida law states that to find the defendant to be negligent (Florida Statute §768.81), the plaintiff must prove four elements. First, the defendant must have had a legal obligation to take action to prevent the plaintiff from falling. A duty may be owed to anyone who could foreseeably be injured by the defendant’s misconduct.
For example, if a grocery store manager failed to act when he knew that there was water on the floor in the grocery store and walking in that area was unsafe. Any person occupying the grocery store while the unsafe condition existed could be considered a potential plaintiff because anyone could slip and fall as a result of the grocery store manager’s failure to make the condition safe.
The plaintiff must also prove that the defendant failed to fulfill their duty to keep you safe, the defendant’s act or failure to act was the cause of the injury, and that the plaintiff was actually injured. If your claim meets all of these criteria, you may be able to recover money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical malpractice
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we understand that slip and fall injuries can have serious effects on your life. If you have been injured, you may be experiencing a variety of different types of losses for which you may be entitled to compensation. If you decide to let us represent you, we will fight to recover money for:
- Doctor’s visits
- Hospital stays
- Emergency transportation
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Time away from work
- Job loss
Many forms of mental anguish are also recoverable, for example, if you are suffering from insomnia, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other ailments as a result of your slip and fall. We can help file a wrongful death claim if a loved one passed away in a slip and fall accident. Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers now at (855) 529-0269, to discuss your potential recovery in further detail.
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Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Help You Pursue Recovery If You Sue for Slip and Fall
In Florida, you may still recover compensation and even sue for a slip and fall accident even if a jury finds that you contributed to your own injury. Florida has adopted a pure comparative fault rule. Pure comparative fault is applied by subtracting any percentage of fault to which a jury has found you to have contributed to your own injury from the amount of your recovery. For example, if the value of a plaintiff’s injury-related losses is determined to be $10,000, and the jury finds that the plaintiff to be 10% at fault for their own injuries, the plaintiff will recover $9,000.
Liability insurance companies are skilled at using this rule to reduce or deny the recovery of many claimants in Florida. Do not let this happen to you. If you qualify, we will pursue your claim regardless of the insurance company’s decision, even if we have to sue for slip and fall to recover the compensation you deserve.
Once you hire us to represent you, we immediately begin building your slip and fall claim by interviewing and deposing witnesses, reviewing medical records, scheduling doctor’s visits, determining the identity of every party who contributed to your injury, estimating the actual value of your losses, negotiating settlements on your behalf, and, if necessary, suing for slip and fall and litigating your claim in court.
Our firm represents slip and fall clients on a contingency basis. That means there are no upfront costs if we do not recover compensation for you. Florida law requires that all slip and fall complaints commence in court within two years, according to the statute of limitations. However, slip and fall claims can take years to develop. Call our offices immediately at (855) 529-0269 to get started.
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