Boca Raton Slip & Fall Attorney
A freshly-mopped floor without a caution sign. A poorly-maintained front porch. A broken sidewalk that shifts with every step.
These are the kinds of everyday dangers that could lead to a serious injury if a victim loses his or her balance while trying to navigate them. Slips and falls are some of the most common types of personal injury because the circumstances that lead to them are so common. Certain populations, such as the elderly, are at a higher risk for slip and fall injuries. Contact our Boca Raton slip & fall attorneys for more information.
Falls can result in broken bones, bruises, fractures, disability, brain injury, and even death. If you’ve suffered from a slip and fall injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Lavalle, Brown & Ronan, P.A., are here to help you develop your case and assist you in securing the compensation that you deserve.
Proving Negligence In Slip and Fall Cases
To win a slip and fall lawsuit, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the owner of the property where he or she was injured did not adequately maintain the property. If it can be proven that the owner’s negligence, not the victim’s, was the proximate cause for the victim’s injury, the owner or his or her insurance company could be required to pay for the victim’s medical bills, reimburse his or her lost wages due to time spent out of work, or help cover the costs incurred by his or her pain and suffering related to the injury.
Florida has comparative negligence laws, which means that during a hearing for a personal injury case, both parties can be held accountable for the injury if it is determined that both contributed to it in some way. For example, if a victim trips on a poorly-maintained stairway but does not attempt to hold onto the railing or otherwise stabilize him or herself to the best of his or her ability during the fall, the court may determine that the victim was somewhat responsible for his or her injuries. The blame between the two parties is put into percentages and any percentage of the blame that can be attributed to the victim may be taken from his or her final compensation amount. Contact our Boca Raton slip and fall attorneys today.
Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Cases
In Florida, the statute of limitations for all personal injuries sustained on private property is four years from the date of the injury. If a victim waits longer than four years to file his or her claim, the court will likely not consider the case.
If a personal injury claim is filed against any type of government organization, property, or related group, the statute of limitations is three years.
Our Boca Raton Slip & Fall Attorneys Can Help
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury caused by a slip or a fall, know your rights as a victim. Don’t just take the first settlement you’re offered – you could be entitled to a much larger amount of monetary compensation. After you’ve received medical attention for your injury, call the experienced Boca Raton slip and fall attorneys at Lavalle, Brown & Ronan, P.A. at 561-395-0000 for your legal consultation. Our attorneys have years of experience working with slip and fall victims and will bring that experience to your case.