Whether you were enjoying a concert at Mizner Park or shopping at Town Center at Boca Raton, if a slip and fall accident left you injured, we can help. When another party’s negligence causes your slip and fall injury, they need to be held legally accountable.
A Boca Raton slip and fall lawyer from GED Lawyers can help determine what caused your slip and fall by interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence. Then we will hold the proper party responsible for your medical bills, lost income, and more.
What You Can Do to Help Us Win Your Slip and Fall Case
In order to win your case at trial or reach a timely settlement, we need to be able to prove liability. We need to show that the business or private residence where you fell did not comply with regulations that could have prevented the accident.
We will, of course, do our own research while working on your case. But there are simple steps you can take which will help. Crucial evidence in building your case will include video or photographs of the area where you fell. We realize that immediately after a fall, you may be in pain and not thinking about who or what is to blame. Pictures or video of the area could be what makes your case.
If you’re able to take pictures of the surface where you fell and the surrounding area, then we would have proof of an uneven surface, a floorboard that’s sticking out of the ground, or the absence of a “wet floor” sign.
Other Ways You Can Help Your Own Case
Another important step is seeing a doctor immediately following the accident. If the fall was particularly severe, this may be a given, but even if you aren’t sure if you’re injured, it’s probably in your best interest to see a doctor.
They could diagnose injuries that you were unaware that you had. A diagnosis from a doctor would give us something concrete that indicates the treatment you need, the cost of that treatment, and ultimately how much to pursue in your claim.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving Boca Raton, call (561) 995-1966
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents happen due to various reasons. For instance, you may slip on a wet surface in a shopping center or grocery store. If an employee or manager did not warn customers of the hazard with a “wet floor sign” or by roping off the area, they can be held accountable.
Floors that are uneven or have loose or protruding floorboards could cause you to slip and fall as well. These are just a few examples, but if the owner, manager, employee, or homeowner did not warn you about a potential danger they were aware of, you could have a claim for compensation.
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In 2020 alone, more than 42,000 fatalities were due to falls at home and at work, as the National Safety Council (NSC) reported.If you lost a loved one due to a slip and fall in Boca Raton, we extend our deepest sympathies.
Your family may be entitled to additional damages in a wrongful death action. A team member can discuss the details of your case and determine if it is applicable during a free and confidential consultation.
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At GED Lawyers We Have a Long History of Helping Injury Victims in Boca Raton
Glen Ged founded GED Lawyers in Boca Raton more than ten years ago. Since then, he has built a firm where our main focus is to help injury victims receive the compensation they deserve.
We serve clients just like you across both Florida and Massachusetts. If you suffered injuries or lost a family member in a slip and fall accident, our attorney serving Boca Raton is here to fight for you.
What We’ve Done for Past Clients
Our clients are consistently pleased with our service and the results we’ve obtained for them, either through a settlement or in court.
Our personal injury attorneys have secured millions of dollars in court awards and settlements for our clients. If you choose to work with us, we will fight just as hard for you as we do for every client.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence refers to when one party accidentally injures or harms another party. When someone slips and falls in a business due to the absence of a “wet floor” sign, and the owner or manager knew about the hazard but failed to take proper precautions, they can be held liable.
They were responsible for either cleaning the spill that made the floor slippery or putting a sign there that alerted customers about the wet floor.
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The Risks That Come With Slip and Falls
These accidents are common and can have devastating health repercussions, especially for seniors. For people between the ages of 65 and 84, slips and falls are the second leading cause of injury-related death, according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).
The NFSI also reports that falls account for over 20% of emergency room visits, and five percent result in a bone fracture. Slips and falls are not only extremely dangerous, but the medical treatment that follows can be incredibly costly.
Statute of Limitations for Boca Raton Slip and Fall Cases
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury is four years from the date of the accident, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
If a loved one died due to a slip and fall, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is just two years.
If your slip and fall occurred on public property, then a municipality may be at fault. The statute of limitations for such cases is just six months according to Florida Statutes § 768.28(6)(a)(1). If you’re considering pursuing compensation, it may be in your best interest to reach out soon, as these deadlines can quickly approach.
We Offer a Free Case Evaluation, So Call Today
You won’t pay a dime for your initial consultation. One of our dedicated team members will give you a better idea of how likely you are to win your case or settle.
We offer our services in both English and Spanish. Call us today for your free case evaluation. Our Boca Raton slip and fall lawyer is ready to assist you in building your case for compensation.