If you intend to pursue a negligence claim in court, Florida law does not specifically limit the amount of time that you have to go to the doctor after a slip and fall accident. However, if you wait too long to have your injuries examined and documented by a medical professional, the evidence of the injury can become too attenuated or disappear altogether. This could make your claim very difficult to prove.
Many injuries do not become visible or apparent until hours or days after the slip and fall. This is why we recommend calling Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269 for a case evaluation immediately after a slip and fall accident occurs.
Florida Law Allows You to Recover Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries
Once you go to the doctor after a slip and fall accident, you can discuss the details of your injury with them in depth. Your doctor will make medical records of your injury that may be admitted as evidence in court to support your claim by serving as proof of the connection between the accident and your injury. This link is vital to proving the ultimate issue of your claim: that you were injured by the defendant’s negligence.
As long as the initial treatment was performed by a licensed medical professional within a reasonable time after the injury took place, the insurance company will be unlikely to successfully deny your claim based on insufficient evidence of an injury. Some examples of medical professionals who can perform these procedures after a slip and fall injury include:
- Licensed physicians
We assist our slip and fall accident clients with obtaining adequate medical treatment. So, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and you would like to know more information about getting treated after a slip and fall accident, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at (855) 529-0269.
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Can Help You Get Compensation
To successfully bring a lawsuit for negligence, you must prove that the defendant had a duty to ensure your safety, the defendant failed to fulfill the duty, the defendant’s misconduct caused the accident, and you were injured by the accident. If your slip and fall accident claim meets all of the necessary criteria to bring an action for negligence, we will fight to help you recover money for:
- Past and present medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Mental pain and suffering
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, we understand that slip and fall injuries can seriously impact 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 also fight to recover money for your:
- Prescribed medications
- Doctor’s visits
- Hospital stays
- Emergency transportation
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Time away from work
- Job loss
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida, we strongly recommend that you go to the doctor as soon as possible. If you are unsure as to where to go for treatment, we will refer you to medical professionals who are qualified to treat your injuries. We will also schedule your doctor’s visits, communicate with healthcare providers, arrange for transportation to get you to the doctor (if needed), and request that your treatment costs be deducted from your final recovery.
We represent slip and fall clients on a contingent fee basis. That means you will not pay any upfront costs or fees, unless we recover money for you. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that you suspect was caused by someone else’s careless or reckless misconduct, the time that you have to pursue a claim for compensation may be limited.
For example, Florida’s statute of limitations (VIII.95.11) requires that all negligence actions must be filed within four years from the date on which the injury occurred. So, if you have questions about your slip and fall injury, call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers as soon as possible at 855-529-0269 for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation, call (855) 529-0269