It seems unimaginable that one step can change your life, but unfortunately, it can. A dangerous premises, slippery floor, or puddle of spilled liquid can bring you to your knees without any warning. Unfortunately, when this occurs, serious injuries can be the result, including:
- Ankle fracture
- Broken leg
- ACL tear (or other knee injuries)
- Hip fracture
- Elbow fracture
- Wrist fracture
- Broken arm
- Torn rotator cuff
- Facial injuries (e.g., broken nose, teeth, and jaw injuries)
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Other serious injuries
When any one of the aforementioned injuries are a result of a Sarasota slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, the property owner or store could be responsible for your accident and injuries. You must be able to prove that the owner or store was negligent in keeping the property safe. However, stores and their insurance companies do not want to pay people for slip and fall claims. They will fight the claim, deny it, or attempt to settle it fast and for a small amount of money.
Sadly, slip and fall injuries can be quite serious and costly. Bills quickly start piling up from the emergency room visit, surgical costs, follow-up appointments, physical therapy, and other medical expenses. Because medical bills can add up fast, especially at a time when you are probably not working and losing income due to your injury, you need to make sure you are being compensated properly.
This is why you need to bring a claim against the property owner, store, or party responsible for your Florida fall injury. After falling on someone else’s property due to a hazardous condition, you may be entitled to compensation under Florida law for the following damages:
- Medical expenses (e.g., ER visit, surgery, doctor’s appointments, rehabilitation, prescription medication, and ongoing care)
- Lost wages that occurred from being off of work due to the injury
- Instances of pain and suffering
- Other damages and out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., taxi due to inability to drive, childcare services, housekeeper, etc.)
To find out more about bringing a premises liability lawsuit against the negligent property owner or party involved, you should speak with a knowledgeable Sarasota slip and fall attorney. Lawyers who deal with insurance companies for a living know how to present your case, speak with the insurance adjuster, and negotiate to maximize your case value. In order to get serious compensation for your serious slip and fall injuries in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, or the Tampa area, contact the Mallard Law Firm today at 888-409-3805 for a complimentary consultation.