5 Dos and Don’ts of a Slip and Fall
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Miami Slip and Fall Attorney
If you have been severely hurt in a slip and fall due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to get compensation for your injuries and damages. Your future may be impacted by this accident and we want to be there to guide you through this critical moment in your life. Our Miami slip and fall attorney has the skill and knowledge to get you the results that you deserve.
After reading about how these slip and fall cases work in Florida, please get in contact with us as soon as you can to set up your free initial consultation. We will work tirelessly to get you full and fair compensation and fight hard against the insurance company.
Defining Slip and Fall Injuries
When you are walking in an area that hasn’t been cared for or that no one has cleaned when they should have, then you can seriously hurt yourself. For example, if you are at the grocery store and you turn the corner only to slip in a spill that hasn’t been cleaned up, then you are probably entitled to compensation.
If you have visited someone else’s property such as an acquaintance’s home and hurt yourself, their homeowner’s insurance will be liable for your injuries. If you were out in public and tripped at a store or parking lot, that property owner’s insurance will be liable for your injuries.
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt due to the negligence of another, please call our office as soon as you can. Consulting with an attorney can make or break your case, so you want to make sure that you are in the right hands and that the person you hire is someone who you can trust.
A slip and fall case is eligible for compensation if there is a liable party to bring the claim against. If someone knew that they had to fix the weak step on their porch and your foot broke through and you got hurt, that would be a slip and fall case. If someone knew that it was their job to mop up a spill and put up a warning sign but they didn’t get to it, that would also be a slip and fall case.
How Florida Slip and Fall Compensation Works
When bringing a slip and fall case, you should be aware of the particular rules and regulations that affect how much compensation you will be getting. There are two components to compensation:
- How much money will your award be?
- How much of the fault is yours?
With those two questions answered after getting into the case, you will be able to figure out how much compensation is fair. This will take some time.
You get compensated for your past and future:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
Once that number has been established, you will then have to factor in the role you played in causing the accident. If you are partially at fault in your case, Florida state law is lenient when it comes to you getting compensation. Some states say that even if you were 1% at fault, you do not get to receive compensation. Florida law says that you can be compensation up to 99% at fault for the accident.
Avoid Making a Mistake That Might Ruin Your Case
We want to see you get full compensation. That might not happen if you talk to the insurance company and give them a recorded statement. It is a mistake to give them a recorded statement because they use this as a tool to minimize their liability to you and your case.
They have been trained to ask questions with answers that make you seem at fault or make you seem like your injuries are minimal. We strongly encourage that you allow your attorney to take over communication with them or, at the very least, call an attorney first before you give a recorded statement. Odds are they will advise you not to take the call from the insurance company. Historically, speaking with the insurance company has not helped any injured victim get the compensation that they deserve.
The sooner you hire an attorney, the less likely it is you will make a case-ruining mistake like this. It is important to understand who is on your side and who is only protecting themselves.
Call Miami Slip and Fall Attorney Bobby Nunez Today
If you have an injury from a slip and fall and you believe that there was negligence involved in your case, please get in touch with our Miami slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. We will set up a free initial consultation to go over the details of your case and let you know your next steps to get compensation.