Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in Lakeland
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, and you believe that it was an avoidable accident if the responsible party had taken appropriate steps to keep you safe, then you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for the accident through a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits seek to compensate victims after being injured due to avoidable hazardous conditions on other people’s property. A slip and fall is a premise liability, which means that the person in charge of the premise is liable for the damages.
Contact the team at Abercrombie P.A today to speak with a personal injury attorney about your slip and fall in or around Lakeland, and read more below about how these cases generally work. We offer a free consultation where you will be able to discuss the circumstances of your injury, learn how to proceed, and get a better idea of the options available to you.
What Are a Slip and Fall?
A slip and fall is a common name for a premise liability injury. This means that someone was visiting a property, and was injured (commonly by slipping and/or falling) due to a hazard that the party responsible for the property failed to either address or properly warn the victim of. This could include things like broken stairs treads, loose or missing handrails, wet floors due to spills or leaks, falling debris, or icy conditions in colder climates than Florida.
In order for an injury to qualify for a premise liability lawsuit, it must meet certain criteria. The victim must be able to prove that the party responsible for the property, and therefore the defendant in the lawsuit, had a reasonable expectation to at least be aware of the hazard, and that they failed to either secure the hazard or properly warn the visitor of the problem by either signage, blocking off the area, or some other measure. In addition, the hazard must have caused a serious injury, and the injury must have caused measurable damages to the victim.
These factors can sometimes cause confusion for a victim, which is why it is best to speak with an attorney while determining your options for legal action and seeking compensation. In many cases, it is equally confusing to determine who is responsible for the hazardous condition — the owner or lessee of a property may not be the party liable, but we will work to determine these issues early into building your case.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Since there are many different ways that someone can be injured due to a premise liability, there are many different types of injuries that can occur. No two injuries are alike, and the impacts of an injury vary greatly between victims. We understand this, and will work with you directly to ensure that we have built a case that is specific to your situation and seeks the damages that you deserve. However, below are some common injuries that may come with a premise liability or a slip and fall injury:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Severe bruising or hematomas
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck or spine injuries
- Internal bleeding
There are many other injuries that can occur from a slip and fall or other premise liability, and they may happen in different combinations depending on the circumstances. You can be confident that regardless of the injuries you suffer, we will work to get you the money that you deserve.
Damage Amounts For Slip and Fall Lawsuits
The amount that you are entitled to after a slip and fall are equally as unique to your situation as the injuries that you sustain. As such, there is no set amount that these types of injuries deserve. Take a look at some of the factors we will consider while building your case to get a better idea of the types of things that will be presented, and contact us now to start working on determining the amount you are owed.
Economic damages seek compensation for the actual financial costs of your injury. This includes things like medical bills, surgical costs, and lost wages from both time you have already missed from work, and future work or earnings we believe that you will miss out on. In addition, any expenses you have made for services that you would otherwise have performed yourself if not for your injuries are considered economic damages.
Non-economic damages seek compensation for the impacts of your injury that do not have actual monetary values attached to them. This includes things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, depression, fear, and other things that you deal with during and after an accident that causes serious injuries. When you are working with a Lakeland personal injury lawyer, you can be confident that these non-economic damages will get the attention and effort that they deserve to get you the money owed to you.
Contact Us Today
The sooner you contact the team at Abercrombie P.A., the sooner you can start working towards the money you are entitled to. Contact us now for your free initial consultation, and get started as soon as possible on the road to financial recovery.