Slipping or tripping typically is not something that requires medical attention. Usually you can get up, brush off the embarrassment, and move on. However, if you have found your way to this page, you most likely have been seriously hurt in a slip and fall or a trip and fall accident. Unfortunately, you can get severely injured in a slip and fall and you may require emergency medical attention. We are sorry that you have to go through this, but we are here to help you. In a slip and fall, you deserve the best result. We will help you get the most compensation possible from the liable party’s insurance company.
Florida Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations
A successful slip and fall claim is one that is filed on time. You are going to be confined by the statute of limitations given to you by the state of Florida. You are permitted four years starting from the date of the accident in which you can bring your claim or settle it in civil court. It is very important that you are aware of your statute of limitations because, if you miss this deadline, you will be barred from receiving compensation. The best thing that you can do is hire one of our Pensacola slip and fall lawyers right away. Four years, in terms of a lawsuit, is not really a long time. As much as we do our best to move things along, lawsuits can take time, and we do not want you to be pressed for time to build a strong case because you waited to hire a lawyer. The sooner you get representation, the better off you will be down the road.
How Florida Slip and Fall Compensation Works
When you are seeking compensation, it is important to understand what exactly you will be compensated for. There are several factors that go into what you can be compensated for. You will receive past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and damages. You may get compensation for damages if you, for instance, fell with your phone and it broke. When there is a dollar amount attached to your case, that may be affected by the role you played in causing the accident. Typically with a slip and fall, you injured yourself because there was something hazardous about the property that you were on, but sometimes the blame is partially on the person who got hurt. Perhaps they were texting and could have seen the tripping or slipping hazard. If you are partially at fault, you will have a reduced award. The only way you will be barred from getting a compensation award is if you are 100 percent to blame for your accident. Otherwise, your award will be reduced by the percent of fault that you were found responsible for.
Common Types of Injuries in a Slip and Fall Accident
As mentioned, slip and falls can cause severe injuries. We often see broken bones and fractured bones on people. There are also a lot of concussion, spine injuries, bruising, and neck injuries. If you have been injured in a slip and fall and it is an emergency like a broken bone, you need to get to an emergency room to get treated right away. Medical attention for any injury should happen as soon as possible for two reasons. Most importantly, you want your injuries looked at because your health is the most important thing. You also should get medical attention right away because you will be able to use your medical records as proof of your injuries that you can then show the liable party’s insurance company to demonstrate how severely injured you are and prove that they owe you compensation for these injuries.
Avoid Talking to Insurance Company
When you are hurt and get the insurance company involved for compensation, chances are they will be reaching out to you to get a recorded statement. You should never talk to them without first consulting with an attorney. Talking to the insurance company is a mistake. They will use what you say against you to reduce the amount of compensation that they owe you.
Call Our Pensacola Slip and Fall Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident and you want dedicated and supportive representation, please do not hesitate to call one of our Pensacola slip and fall lawyers to set up a free initial case review. We will get to work right away for you and fight to get you the most compensation possible. You are a priority to us and we will do everything we can to get you a result that is fair. It is important that you hire the right lawyer to get the best outcome.