A slip and fall is not a personal injury, but it is a type of personal injury case. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident as the result of negligence, your slip and fall injuries may be eligible for a personal injury claim. A law representative can assess your case to determine if you qualify for financial compensation and can guide you on how to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Personal injury cases may focus on how a party’s negligence led to the plaintiff’s injuries. You may be able to win compensation if you can prove that the at-fault party:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Violated their responsibility
- Caused your injuries
You must also prove that your injuries resulted in financial expenses and losses. A lawyer can help you build a case that supports your claims and assign financial liability to the at-fault party.
A Lawyer Can Help You Total the Costs of Your Damages After a Slip and Fall
It can be difficult to accurately calculate the economic and noneconomic costs of slip and fall injuries, as people might experience an assortment of losses after a severe accident.
Your lawyer can help you define your economic damages, which are typically fixed costs you pay for services related to the accident. According to the Florida Statute § 768.81, these damages may include:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, both past and future
- Property repair or replacement costs
Your lawyer can also help you calculate noneconomic damages, which cover intangible portions of your claim, such as:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
You may also be able to recover funeral and burial expenses if someone you love suffered fatal injuries in a slip and fall accident.
Assigning an accurate monetary value to your claim can help you fight for a fair settlement that can cover your damages.
Determine the Timeline for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
In Florida, the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit is limited. According to the Florida Statute § 95.11, the statute of limitations gives claimants generally four years to file for an accident that caused them harm. That means you have four years from the date of your slip and fall accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties.
If you do not file your lawsuit in time, you will not be able to file it at all and the at-fault party cannot be compelled to cover the cost of your injury-related expenses.
The sooner you contact our team for assistance with your personal injury lawsuit, the better. We can go to work right away to help prove the cause of your injuries and their financial impact. We can also take appropriate legal measures to have your lawsuit be filed in time to avoid the risk of missing the state’s statutory deadline.
Commonly Reported Slip and Fall Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these are among the most commonly reported fall injuries:
- Head injuries
- Broken wrists
- Broken arms
- Fractured ankles
- Hip fractures
If you or someone you love sustained one or more of these injuries in a slip and fall accident, you might have the basis of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Our team is ready to support you in your pursuit of financial compensation from the at-fault party.
How Our Team Can Support Your Personal Injury Claim
While you concentrate on your physical recovery from the injuries you sustained in a slip and fall accident, your lawyer can concentrate on building a comprehensive case. Your lawyer can help you gather documents and evidence to support your claim, such as:
- Police and incident reports
- Witness statements
- Medical records and bills
- Photos of your injuries
- Paychecks and salary history
Your lawyer can also help by reviewing documents and evidence related to your claim, keeping you updated on the progress of your claim, and negotiating a financial settlement on your behalf.
Let Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Represent You in Your Slip and Fall Case
Were you or someone you love injured in a slip and fall accident? A slip and fall is not a personal injury, but it is a type of personal injury case.
When our team represents you in your case, we keep your legal interests in mind and fight hard to get the compensation you are entitled to collect. Work with our firm’s partners directly by calling the personal injury team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (855) 529-0269 today.