While the Sunshine State is known for sunny weather and beautiful landscape, it does not mean the area is free from hazards and risks. In fact, slip and falls occur every day across the state. If you are involved in an accident like this, it can result in serious injuries that affect you now and in the future.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, and someone else’s negligence caused the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We recommended calling our slip and fall legal team at Zimmet & Zimmet to learn more about your rights and what type of compensation you can receive.
Do You Have a Claim
Before determining what type of compensation you can receive after a slip and fall accident, it is important to know if you have a case.
A slip and fall incident is a type of premises liability claim. To have the right to file a lawsuit against someone else, you must prove that their negligence resulted in your injuries and losses. You, with the help of your personal injury attorney, must prove the following to have a successful claim:
- The owner of the property owed the person who was injured (you) a duty of care
- The owner of the property failed to uphold that duty of care, resulting in a breach
- The injuries you sustained were a direct result of the owner’s breach
- The breach of duty by the property owner caused the damages you sustained
Proving that the property owner breached this duty of care while you were on their property is challenging if you do not have the help of a personal injury attorney. At Zimmet & Zimmet, we can provide the legal representation you need to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
We understand the evidence that is needed to show a property owner’s fault in a slip and fall incident. You can count on our legal team to fight for your rights and ensure you get a fair compensation offer.
To do this, we will work to collect evidence and investigate the accident scene. The goal is to show that the property was hazardous, which caused your accident and injuries. We recommend that you take photos right after the incident, if possible. This will be invaluable evidence in your case.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida
Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere. While this is true, common causes of these accidents include the following:
- Uneven or wet walking surfaces
- Improper training (this commonly occurs in construction zones)
- Bad weather
- Improper footwear
- Hazardous obstructions
Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list, just an example of some common causes of slip and fall accidents.
Common Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
If you sustain an injury after an accident, you may experience minor injuries that take just a few days or weeks to heal; however, in other cases, the injuries may be more serious. In these situations, it can result in ongoing or long-term pain, suffering, and other long-term effects.
Common injuries that are seen in slip-and-fall accidents include the following:
- Bruises and cuts
- Broken bones and fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Herniated disc
Many slip and fall injuries require medical treatment, which can be expensive. The person who receives medical care usually must worry about the costs of this treatment.
Our legal team will help you recover the costs of these medical treatments and fight for your rights to ensure you don’t have significant debts lingering.
Determining the Value of Your Slip and Fall Settlement
If you want to know how much your slip and fall claim is worth, your lawyer must consider a few things. The settlement you receive depends on several things, including the following:
- The severity of your injuries
- The number of injuries you experienced
- Who was at fault for the accident
- The impact of your injuries on your quality of life
You can contact our legal team to schedule a free case evaluation. During this evaluation, we can calculate the value of your claim based on certain factors.
Remember that there is no “average” amount for a slip and fall accident claim. What you receive depends on the details of your case.
Contact Us for Help with Your Slip and Fall Case
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our legal team at Zimmet & Zimmet for help with your claim. We will fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today to get started.