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Port Charlotte Slip and Fall Lawyers
Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Naples, Collier County, Port Charlotte, and Charlotte County, FL
Having a trip or slip in public at best can be embarrassing but if you’re here reading this page, your trip or slip caused serious harm. If you’ve suffered a serious injury after having a slip and fall in a public space, you might wonder what to do next. If someone could’ve done something to prevent your accident, you are likely entitled to justice in the form of compensation. We want to help you get the results that you deserve. Our Port Charlotte slip and fall lawyers are ready to utilize our resources to provide you with results that help you become whole again. If you want to know more about what you are entitled to, please get in contact with our office right away. Call today to set up your free, first consultation.
Slip and Fall Claims Process
We want you to be able to understand the process from beginning to end of what a slip and fall case looks like. We handle everything for you, but we understand this knowledge will give you peace of mind. Here’s what you can expect:
Beginning at the start of the case is when you get your injury. Let’s say you were at the grocery store when you turned a corner and slipped in some liquid. This was spilled on the floor several hours ago, but the grocery store managers hadn’t taken care of it yet even though they knew it presented a hazard to people in the store. They would be considered negligent for not having cleaned up the spill or not having put out a hazard sign to help people avoid getting injured.
Let’s say that your injuries included a broken arm as well as a contusion from hitting your head when you fell. We would look into treatment needed to help you get better from this incident. Sometimes, people need surgeries after they’ve been involved in a slip and fall. We look to see how long your symptoms bothered you and how long they continue to bother you to see how much your life has been impacted by this accident. Ideally, the first two things you do after you’re hurt is seek medical attention and then call Florida slip and fall lawyers to help you.
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We will try to put together evidence that proves the manager of the grocery store was aware that there was a hazard but did nothing to prevent injury from happening. More importantly, we show that, had they acted differently, you would have been spared the harm you are now experiencing.
It is the job of your lawyers to fight against the liable party’s insurance company to produce a settlement award that fully compensates you for all of the harm you’ve had to suffer through. They will most likely offer a low settlement award initially, but we will litigate until we get something that is fair. If they never come with a fair offer, we will take them to trial.
Your Case Value
When you receive compensation for your injury it is financial compensation. The way we determine the amount of compensation that you receive gets broken down into categories; economic damages and non-economic damages.
Let’s take a look at how this might work. If someone went to the emergency room after a slip and fall, we would try to get that included on your compensation. Any physical therapy or surgeries or really any medical treatment at all is going to be considered in your recovery. All of the costs that it takes you to become whole again will be included in your compensation including the time you’ve had to miss at work and lost out on wages. These are economic damages.
When we fight for your non-economic compensation, we are fighting for you to be compensated for your pain and suffering. If you have suffered for months or longer with pain related to your slip and fall you deserve compensation for that. If you are expected to go through a lifelong journey of managing pain related to your slip and fall you deserve compensation for that.
We understand that getting the compensation you deserve is extremely important and we hope that you are patient with us as we don’t want to rush into a settlement because as your condition develops, we want to know exactly how long you’re going to have to suffer with these damages. We don’t want to end up surprised six months after we settle that you need more treatment and won’t be able to get compensation for that because we’ve already completed our case.
Tips for a Successful Claim
It’s normal to feel lost and helpless after you’re injured by a liable party, but we want to give you some information to empower you after your slip and fall. Here are some ways to better ensure the success of your case:
You need to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. After you have suffered an injury, your physical well-being should be your number one priority. Whether you take yourself to the urgent care center or an emergency room to get your injuries looked at we need you to make sure that that is the first thing you do after you file an accident report wherever you got hurt.
Do not wait to get medical care because the insurance company is going to look at it as an excuse to reduce the amount of compensation that they give you. If you waited to seek medical care for quite some time, they might even claim that you lied about where you got your injuries which would allow them to throw out your case. Even so you don’t want them to think that you lied about how badly you were hurt because that would keep them from giving you the compensation you deserve.
You should absolutely avoid giving a recorded statement to the insurance company as they tend to be very greedy and will want to trick you into saying something that would allow them to reduce the compensation that they end up giving you. Allow your Port Charlotte slip and fall lawyers to handle communication between you and the insurance company so that your rights are always protected.
Lastly, we want you to act quickly. We do have four years from the date of your slip and fall to bring your case, but we do not want to wait long because these cases are time sensitive. Even if you wait a few months to call us your evidence could disappear. For example if there was footage at the store where you slipped and fell which would’ve helped us prove that the property owner was liable that could be taped over in a matter of days so the sooner you reach out to our lawyers the better. Set up your free consultation today. You deserve to get justice and we want to help you get it.
Getting the Representation You Deserve
We want you to be able to focus on yourself after you have been seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident. That should be your main focus. We don’t want you to have to worry about how you were going to receive justice. When you have the help of our Port Charlotte slip and fall lawyers on your side you don’t have to worry about how you get your justice you just know that they are going to be fighting for you to get it. We take the stress out of your case so you can focus on physically getting better.
Most people who come to us are people who have never had to file a personal injury case before. You likely have a lot of questions and concerns that we can help you address. We don’t want you to have to navigate the challenges you will face in your case alone. Let us worry about the case, and you worry about yourself and your well-being. We don’t want you to have to become an overnight expert in slip and fall cases in order for you to get the justice you deserve. We handle the hard parts for you.
We use our many years of knowledge and experience with personal injury law, in particular slip and fall litigation, to prepare a strong case for you. We know all the tricks that the insurance company is going to try to use against you and we are going to fight very hard to ensure that the end results provide full and fair justice for you.
Call Our Port Charlotte Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you are seeking strong and fierce representation for your slip and fall case, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and set up a consultation with our Port Charlotte slip and fall lawyers. You deserve to have someone in your corner fighting for your rights after you’ve been wronged by a liable and negligent party. We hope that you call right away. Set up your free first consultation today!