Melbourne Slip and Fall Lawyers
With Law Offices Near Palm Bay, Melbourne, Rockledge, Titusville, and Cocoa
Have you been seriously injured in a slip and fall and want to seek compensation for your injuries and damages? We understand that you may be feeling uneasy and scared. We are here to help you get through this slip and fall claim to get full and fair results. Our East Central Florida slip and fall lawyers are skilled and dependable. Your case is important to us. After you read about slip and fall claims in Florida, please call our office to set up your free initial consultation with us.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are commonly the result of walking on a slippery, uneven or other treacherous surface and falling down unexpectedly. It can also occur if you are standing on a moving surface such as an escalator or walkway or while inside an elevator. If your accident takes place while you are on someone else’s property (such as in a mall or parking lot) and it can be shown that your fall was the result of poor maintenance, unsafe conditions or other negligence, the owners may be found liable for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you should speak to one of our East Central Florida slip and fall lawyers at Layman Law Firm to find out what your rights are to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Not every slip and fall injury is the result of another’s negligence. But it is the responsibility of every property owner to maintain his or her property and to repair and fix any unsafe or dangerous conditions. At the very least, they should warn the public of repairs being done or dangerous conditions being present. If it can be shown that your injury was the result of an unsafe environment or faulty equipment, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, any loss of income or wages and your pain and suffering.
How Florida Slip and Fall Compensation Works
When you are injured in a slip and fall, you need to be aware of how the rules of compensation work. Florida follows the laws of pure comparative negligence. If you have been found at all at fault for your accident, it is okay and you can still be compensated. The way the rules work is if you have been deemed partially at fault, you can collect a partial award, not a full award. As an example, if you were deemed 20% at fault for the accident and you were awarded $10,000 in compensation, that would be reduced to $8,000 to account for your role in causing your accident and thereby causing your injuries. We do everything we can to protect your rights to a full and fair compensation award.
Avoid Making a Mistake That Might Ruin Your Case
If you are concerned with getting full and fair compensation, then you should be aware of one mistake that could ruin your chances. Shortly after you are injured, you will receive a phone call from the liable party’s insurance company. They are the ones who are going to be responsible for compensating you, and it is important that you do NOT give them what they are asking for. They will try to convince you that it is a good idea to give them a recorded statement. We strongly advise that you do not give them any sort of statement before first talking to a lawyer.
The insurance company that represents the liable party is not out to protect your right to full compensation, they are trying to prevent their company from losing money on your case. The best thing you can do for your case is have your lawyer take over communication with the insurance company. They will know how to navigate this arena and avoid the obstacles that might have ruined your case if you gave one wrong answer.
Call Our East Central Florida Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
Our firm will provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will handle your questions and pursue your case from beginning to end. It is our goal to protect the rights of our clients and provide them with the justice and financial settlement they need to recover and move on with their life. It may require extensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident to successfully pursue your case, and we have the staff, legal resources, and experience to do just that. We will keep you informed and aggressively represent your best interests until you get the settlement you seek.
Please contact our East Central Florida slip and fall lawyers if you have been injured in a trip or fall accident. We have the knowledge and experience to help you get the settlement you deserve for your injuries.