The statute of limitations for slip and fall accident cases in Florida is set at two years. This means that you generally have two years from the fall or from the date you discovered injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit.
There are several legal considerations to weigh when determining if your window to file a lawsuit remains open. A personal injury lawyer from our team can review the specific details of your case and advise you about pursuing compensation.
What Is the Statute of Limitations If My Loved One Passed Away After a Slip and Fall Accident?
As personal injury lawyers, we help clients file their cases promptly. We understand the gravity of the statute of limitations, and we’re ready to help you file your case before the deadline expires.
In some states, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are different. However, in Florida, they are usually the same.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you also have two years from the date of the fall, or the date of your loved one’s passing, to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our team will review your case and explain whether the date of the fall or the date of your loved one’s death sets the clock on your case. In either instance, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
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What the Statute of Limitations Means for Slip and Fall Accident Victims
After a slip and fall accident, the statute of limitations is arguably the most important consideration outside of your health and well-being because:
- With few exceptions, the statute of limitations is a black-and-white statute that every plaintiff and personal injury attorney must follow.
- If you fail to file your slip and fall accident case by the statute of limitations, you may not be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Odds are, if you have waited more than two years to file your lawsuit, you have also missed the opportunity to file an insurance claim. Therefore, delaying beyond the statute of limitations generally means forfeiting your opportunity to seek money for fall-related injuries, no matter how serious your injuries may be.
How a Slip and Fall Attorney Will Help You Beat the Statute of Limitations
Nobody respects the statute of limitations in Florida more than personal injury attorneys, who must outpace it in every case they handle. Our firm will work to file your case before the statute of limitations expires.
- Fast-track the initial investigation into your case, gathering the facts necessary to file a legal complaint against liable parties
- Determine who is liable for your injuries, as this will be necessary to name defendants in your legal complaint
- Use the entire might of our firm, including attorneys, investigators, and paralegals, to draft and file your legal complaint as quickly as possible
Our speed will not come at the cost of accuracy. Because our team handles legal cases daily, we’re well-versed in the art of filing legal complaints with little time to spare. So long as you retain our team in a reasonable time frame, we will file your slip and fall accident case before the statute of limitations expires.
How Will a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Help Me With My Case?
Filing your case is a critical step, but it’s only one step. You can count on our team to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve for injuries or a wrongful death. These things require us to:
Gather Evidence of the Property Owner’s Negligence
Our team will launch an immediate investigation to determine exactly why you slipped and fell. We may find that a property owner’s negligence is to blame. Evidence of a property owner’s negligence may include:
- Photographs of the slipping hazard that caused you to fall
- Testimony about the owner’s failure to remove slipping hazards
- Video footage of your accident
- The incident report
We will even file any necessary legal motions to secure evidence in the property owner’s possession, such as security camera footage.
Document and Calculate Your Damages
Our team will document and calculate the damages resulting from your fall. We may use medical bills and images, proof of lost income, your own testimony about the harm you’ve suffered, and expert testimony as documentation of your damages.
Negotiate a Settlement
Our trained attorneys will represent you in settlement negotiations. We won’t back down, no matter how hard liable parties fight against paying the compensation you deserve.
Complete a Trial (Only if Necessary)
A trial is an option in every slip and fall accident case we handle. Though we always work relentlessly to secure a fair settlement, we’ll be ready to proceed to court if necessary.
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What Damages Do Slip and Fall Accident Victims Get Compensation For?
Recoverable damages in slip and fall accident cases may include:
- Healthcare costs
- Pain and suffering
- Professional damages (including lost income)
- Property damage expenses
You have a unique array of damages and your own story of negligence to tell. Our team will help you tell that story as we fight for the money you deserve.
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