Slip and fall injuries can lead to traumatic brain damage, spinal trauma, broken bones, and more, especially in cases involving young children or the elderly. If your slip and fall injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit and recover damages.
A North Port, Florida, slip and fall lawyer from the Landau Law Group can help you hold the responsible party or parties liable for your injury. We fight for the rights of injured victims, helping them recover fair compensation so they can put their lives back together. Call us today at 866-703-4878 to schedule a free case evaluation.
We Seek Damages From All Responsible Parties for Your Slip and Fall Injury
When a person suffers a slip and fall injury, one or more parties is often liable for damages. This is true no matter where the injury occurred — a commercial property, a residential property, a public space, or somewhere else. Even if your injury occurred in your own home, we can investigate and potentially identify a liable party.
Slip and Fall Injuries on Commercial Properties
Florida’s premises liability laws hold commercial property owners and managers to strict standards. If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, retailer, mall, office building, or any other place of business, the party or parties responsible for the upkeep of the property may be liable.
Owners and managers have a duty to keep commercial properties free from hazards and to take swift action as soon as a dangerous situation emerges. In the meantime, they must shield guests from the hazard and warn them of its presence.
As an example, if someone spills a large quantity of water on a grocery store floor, management has a duty to post signs and rope off the area until the area is cleaned and dried.
Slip and Fall Injuries on Residential Properties
Residential properties, including houses, condominiums, and apartment complexes, are bound by the same premises liability laws as commercial properties. Owners must keep their properties safe not just for guests but also for anyone who might have a valid reason to be there. They are also not allowed to set traps designed to injure trespassers.
Why You Should Hire a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer in North Port, FL
The foundation of any successful personal injury lawsuit involves collecting compelling evidence. A slip and fall injury lawyer from the Landau Law Group can help determine exactly what happened and who was responsible.
Some of the forms of evidence we can use to help you win your case include:
- Police reports
- Video surveillance
- Eyewitness testimony
- Maintenance records
- Reports of previous incidents at the property
- Statements from expert witnesses
Depending on the circumstances of your injury and the identity of the responsible party or parties, we may be able to pursue them or their insurer for an out-of-court settlement.
Often, settling out of court allows you to avoid a drawn-out legal process. But if the responsible party is not amenable to a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and take your slip and fall injury case to court.
The Landau Law Group Fights for the Damages You Deserve
A slip and fall injury can lead to oppressive medical bills, significant time away from work, the loss of the ability to earn a living, and a host of other economic and non-economic damages.
Depending on the details of your case, the Landau Law Group may be able to help you recover compensation for some or all of the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Prescription medication costs
- Medical devices (e.g., wheelchairs, crutches)
- Home and personal care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Statute of Limitations on Slip and Fall Injury Lawsuits in Florida
The statute of limitations in Florida for most personal injury lawsuits, including those involving slip and fall injuries, is four years. The sooner you take legal action, the easier it will be to collect the evidence needed to prove your case.
The personal injury lawyers at the Landau Law Group are eager to get to work on your slip and fall case. We can help you recover damages from the responsible party or parties. For a free consultation, call us at 866-703-4878 today.