If you suffered injuries in a Fort Lauderdale slip-and-fall accident, you may qualify to seek compensation to cover the cost of your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses. If you can show the accident happened because of the property owner’s negligence, you can file an insurance claim or premises liability lawsuit.
A Fort Lauderdale slip-and-fall injury lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can review the facts of your case for free and help you understand your rights today. You never pay anything upfront for representation from our team. Call 800-647-3113 to learn more about your rights after a slip-and-fall accident.
Slip and Fall Cases and Liability Injuries in Fort Lauderdale
Under Florida Statute 768.0755, property owners and occupiers have legal responsibility for the injuries that occur on their property. This law extends to private homeowners, property owners, business lessors and lessees, and government agencies. Slip-and-fall cases depend on the victim suffering injuries because they encountered a dangerous and preventable condition. Slip-and-fall accidents may occur due to:
- A spilled or tracked liquid or other substance.
- A hazard in the walkway.
- Uneven pavement, cracks, potholes, or other similar hazards.
- Missing or broken tiles.
- Rolled or torn carpet or rugs.
- Unmarked step-ups.
- Poor lighting.
- Uneven or hazardous stairs.
- Broken or missing handrails.
- And any other hazards that cause trips or slips.
To recover a financial award in a Fort Lauderdale or Broward County slip-and-fall case, we will need to collect evidence to prove:
- A dangerous condition created a hazard.
- The property owner or occupier knew or should have known about the condition and the resulting danger to others.
- Our client visited the premises as a customer, invited guest, or another legally permitted visitor at the time of the fall.
Attorneys from our team believe that Florida injury laws protect victims from suffering any further from the injuries and losses they suffered in the accident. We do not believe you should have to pay out of your pocket for the injuries you endured due to no fault of your own. Instead, the liable party who failed to prevent your injuries should pay for your treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
You can discuss your case with a member of our team today by calling Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-647-3113. Our case reviews are always free to accident victims.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call 800-647-3113
Securing Evidence to Support Your Fort Lauderdale Slip-and-Fall Injury Claim
To secure an award for our clients in a Fort Lauderdale slip-and-fall injury case, we need to show that the property owner either knew about the dangerous hazard or should have known about it, which may require us to prove why the property owner had an opportunity to discover the hazard but failed to do so.
Slip-and-fall cases can prove overwhelming, but we will not back down from complex cases. We may identify the necessary evidence, secure what we can find, and build a case to support your claim. This approach will allow us to demand a fair payout from the insurance company or file a premises liability lawsuit.
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Seeking a Financial Award in a Fort Lauderdale Slip-and-Fall Injury Case
When our team handles a Fort Lauderdale slip-and-fall case, we collect evidence to back up our client’s claim of the expenses and losses they endured. We use this documentation, along with the facts of the case, medical records, and other evidence to support our demand for a just insurance settlement or court award. The recoverable losses and other awards in this type of case may include:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Current and future lost wages and benefits.
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to your career.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
- Punitive damages, Florida §768.72, if the property owner was grossly negligent.
If your loved one suffered severe injuries in their Fort Lauderdale fall and passed away, as a result, your immediate family may qualify to receive a wrongful death award under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, §768.16. We may help you understand what needs to happen to pursue this type of compensation and possibly guide your family through the process if you qualify.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations Limits How Long You Can Wait to Act
Acting quickly following your Fort Lauderdale slip-and-fall injury may help your case. You only have a limited time to take legal action under Florida Statutes 95.11. While you may not need to file a lawsuit in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case, we want to protect your right to do so since your case may necessitate it.
In some cases, such as when the fall occurs on property maintained by a government agency, even tighter deadlines to take action may apply. Call us as soon as your injuries stabilize to ensure you retain your rights.
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Talk to a Member of Our Team About Your Case
If you suffered injuries in a fall in Fort Lauderdale, you may qualify to hold the building occupier or property owner liable and recover a financial award. A slip-and-fall injury lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may review your case for free today.
Our team handles slip and fall cases based on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients pay nothing out of pocket and nothing upfront. We only get paid if we secure a settlement in your case. Call 800-647-3113 now to get started with your complimentary consultation with a member of our slip-and-fall accident team.