West Palm Beach Slip & Fall Lawyer

West Palm Beach Slip & Fall Lawyer

West Palm Skilled Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys Ready to Help

 

slip and fall accident may not sound like a big deal, but it can lead to serious injuries and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800,000 people are hospitalized every year due to a slip and fall injury. If you’re one of these people, you have the right to seek compensation if the accident was a result of negligence on the part of an individual or a business.

At Ehrlich & Naparstek, Personal Injury Lawyers we have over 27 years of  experience representing injured victims of slip and fall accidents in West Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and throughout Florida. We understand the laws surrounding premises liability and work hard to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. Contact us at (561) 687-1717 or (772) 842-8822 today. After a slip and fall accident, evidence such as video footage or code violations can be lost, destroyed or repaired quickly. It is important to have an experienced slip and fall injury law firm who can take the necessary steps to investigate the fall and secure the much needed evidence.  If you have a slip and fall it is important that you take photos or video of where you fell as soon as possible. 

Conditions That Often Lead to Slip and Falls Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur in many different environments, including retail stores, parking lots, factories, or private residences. In some cases, a person may not actually slip, but trip or lose their footing due to foreign objects or damage to a walkway or surface. Other conditions that can lead to a slip and fall injury include:

  • Slippery floors due to spills, mopping, or other materials such as grease
  • Loose or uneven flooring
  • Poor lighting
  • Absence of a handrail
  • Uneven pavement or surfaces 
  • Ripped carpeting
  • Cluttered isles or walkways

When these accidents happen out of nowhere, the victim can sustain a wide range of injuries. The most dangerous slip and fall injuries involve blows to the head, which can result in traumatic brain injury. Similarly, a spinal cord injury can cause loss of mobility and permanent disability. Other potential injuries include sprains, broken bones, or lacerations.

If you got hurt in a slip and fall accident and believe negligence is to blame, filing a premises liability claim may be the best way to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Let Ehrlich & Naparstek evaluate the details of your accident to determine if the property owner is at fault.

Proving Liability in a Slip and Fall Case

Public and private property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain a certain level of safety and security for their visitors. If they don’t, they can be held liable when an injury occurs. A skilled personal injury attorney at Ehrlich & Naparstek, our personal injury lawyers will examine evidence from your case, including the conditions of the premises and the events leading up to your fall.  We hire experts as needed to help establish fault or the dangerous condition.

Proving liability involves spotting things like broken steps or cracked walkways that the property owner should’ve fixed. In some cases, a property owner may even be in violation of the city’s building codes. When establishing liability, the attorney will consider the following:

  • Was the injury a direct result of a dangerous condition and did the property owner know about it?
  • How long had the dangerous condition gone unfixed?
  • Was negligence on the part of an employee responsible for the injury?
  • Should the victim have anticipated and avoided the dangerous condition?
  • Was the victim invited onto the property?

If a property owner is found liable for your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It’s important you work with Slip and Fall Lawyers West Palm Beach who have extensive experience defending victims of slip and fall accidents.

Contact Skilled Slip And Fall Lawyers West Palm Beach or the Treasure Coast

The attorneys at Ehrlich & Naparstek have over 27 years of experience fighting for full and fair compensation for individuals who’ve been injured in slip and fall accidents in Florida. We understand how impactful a serious injury can be on your life and will fight hard to obtain the compensation you deserve. It’s our goal to help you understand Florida slip and fall cases and get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Contact us today at (561) 687-1717 or (772) 842-8822 to set up a free confidential initial consultation.

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important PERSONAL INJURY FAQ

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What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is four years from the date of the injury. This means that if you've been injured, you have four years to initiate legal proceedings. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.

How is fault determined in Florida auto accidents?

Florida operates under a no-fault insurance system. This means that after most traffic accidents, your own insurance policy will compensate you for medical expenses and lost income, irrespective of who was at fault. However, in severe injury cases, you might be able to step outside this no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

What is Florida's comparative negligence rule?

Florida follows a pure comparative negligence rule. If you're found to be partially at fault for your injury, your compensation may be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of the blame. For instance, if you're found to be 20% at fault, you can still recover 80% of your total damages.

What damages can I recover in a personal injury lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, you can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages cover intangibles like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

How long does it typically take to settle a personal injury case in Florida?

The duration varies based on the complexity of the case, the parties involved, and the evidence. While some cases might settle quickly, others, especially those that go to trial, can take months or even years to resolve.

How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury attorney?

We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if you win your case or secure a settlement. Typically, the fee is a percentage of the compensation you receive.

What should I do immediately after an accident in Florida?

First, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention. Then, if possible, document the scene, take photographs, gather witness information, and report the incident to the police or relevant authorities. It's also advisable to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

What if the person who hit me doesn't have insurance?

If you're hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver in Florida, you can turn to your own insurance policy's uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage can help compensate for your injuries and damages.

How do I prove pain and suffering in a personal injury case?

Pain and suffering are subjective and can be challenging to quantify. Evidence such as medical records, therapy sessions, personal journals, and testimonies from friends and family can help establish the extent of your pain and suffering.

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