At any time, anyone can be left suffering from injuries and expenses through no fault of their own. However, when you are on someone else’s property, you have to trust that the property or business owner has done everything they can to ensure the environment is safe.
It is the legal responsibility of that property or business owner of a premises to protect any individuals on the property from serious injury. Therefore, if you have been injured on another person’s property because of someone else’s negligence, Florida law states that you should receive monetary compensation.
If you have found yourself in this situation, it’s likely that you’re frustrated and struggling under a lot of stress right now, but we promise that by working with our law firm, we’ll help ease your worries and offer you the support and guidance that you need to get the compensation and justice that you may deserve. It can be difficult to figure out the financial ramifications and consequences by yourself, which is why you need an experienced and skilled legal team on your side.
Here at The Law Place, our knowledgable premises liability injury lawyers are more than capable of helping you. Our team has over 75 years of combined experience with the Florida legal system, and so you can trust us to use our extensive skills and resources to fight on your behalf and secure every cent that you deserve. We offer a free consultation to anyone who believes they may have a claim, so to speak to a reliable attorney about your case and receive excellent legal advice, phone The Law Place today at (941) 444-4444!
What Damages Could I Be Entitled to After a Premises Liability Injury?
If you have been injured, you may be facing a large amount of bills and other financial problems. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence on their property, then you may be entitled to compensation to cover these expenses. You shouldn’t have to bear the burden of these costs, and so consider hiring The Law Place to give yourself the best chance at securing the compensation that you deserve.
- Medical bills – Any hospital bills, doctor bills, surgery costs, and other medical expenses incurred because of the injury sustained should be covered. You may also require a stay in a long-term rehabilitation facility, ongoing physical therapy needs, and more, and these future medical costs should all be compensated for by the liable party.
- Lost wages – If you have had to take time off of work to recover from the injury, then you most likely won’t be getting paid for the time off. You may end up losing your paid time off and be struggling without your usual steady income, and so you should be compensated for the loss of income. If your injury is severe enough, then you may not be able to return to your job and should be compensated for the loss of potential future earnings.
- Property damage – If any of your property was damaged during the incident, such as your phone, then you deserve compensation to cover the costs of repairs or replacements.
- Pain and suffering – If you are struggling physically and mentally after the injury, and can now no longer partake in activities that you used to enjoy, then you deserve compensation. However, as this is difficult to prove in court, it’s crucial that you have a talented lawyer fighting on your behalf.
When you’re struggling with the financial burdens of medical bills, paired with a loss of income, it may be very tempting to accept a quick cash settlement from an insurance company. However, this decision is most likely a bad one, as their offer will probably be much lower than you deserve and may not fully cover all of your costs.
Unanticipated costs often continue to arise long after the accident, and as insurance companies know this, they will try to make you agree to an offer quickly. By doing so, you’ll be forfeiting your right to take legal action against them later.
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Why Should I Speak to a Lawyer Before Doing Anything?
Before you consider accepting any cash settlement from an insurance company, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer.
It is unwise to take the first settlement offer from an insurance company adjuster without the advice of an experienced premises liability lawyer. The main aim of any insurance company is to ensure that they save money by paying out as little as possible. To do this, they’ll use a series of tactics to try to pay you less than you deserve or even completely deny your claim. They often prey on the inexperience and lack of knowledge of victims, who believe that the settlement they’ve been offered is actually fair. While taking a quick cash settlement may first appear to be the easiest option, it will likely result in you losing out. To fully understand your legal rights before you make any decisions, contact a personal injury attorney today.
The lawyer will provide you with valuable insight and advice about your specific case and assess how fair the initial cash settlement is. Your attorney will most likely inform you that the insurance company will have to offer you a settlement that is much lower than what you deserve for the incident you suffered through and injuries you sustained, and suggest alternative routes to take that will be more advantageous for you.
How Do I Settle My Premises Liability Claim?
To have the best chance at successfully filing a premises liability claim, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer from a reputable law firm. The strength of your case will mostly depend on the quality and quantity of relevant evidence that your lawyer will have gathered on your behalf, as well as the standard of your attorney’s argument. In this type of personal injury case, evidence often includes medical records, security camera footage, photos of the scene, and witness statements.
Your lawyer will also take on the bulk of the complicated paperwork that any personal injury claim requires, meaning that you won’t need to worry. They will also prepare for any loopholes that the other side will try to use.
If, after speaking to an attorney, you agree that the settlement offer is lower than satisfactory, they will take your case to court, where they will fight tirelessly to ensure you receive more appropriate compensation. The settlement figure of the initial offer will likely be lower than you want it to be, but you shouldn’t worry, as an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
It’s clear that your attorney will be incredibly important to your injury claim, and so to make sure that you have the best chance at success, you will need to hire an experienced and passionate lawyer. Our team of attorneys at The Law Place have decades of experience in helping many clients receive compensation that they deserve and have the skills and resources required to negotiate with an insurance adjuster and represent you in court. So contact The Law Place today and schedule a free case evaluation!
Is There a Time Limit to Filing a Premises Liability Claim?
As soon as an insurance adjuster offers you a cash settlement after sustaining a premises liability injury, you should contact The Law Place. The settlement will likely be lower than is fair, and you may decide you want to hire our lawyers to file a claim.
However, in the State of Florida, there is a statute of limitations. Under Florida Statue 95.11, any person injured because of someone else’s negligence must file their claim within four years following the date of the incident. While this may seem like plenty of time, it’s strongly recommended that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. This is because it’ll be easier to collect evidence that will support your case and give your legal team plenty of time to plan and strengthen their argument.
As well as this, you must seek medical treatment for your injuries caused by the incident within a set time limit if you want to recover any compensation for medical bills and related expenses. Florida Statute 627.736 states that you must get medical attention within two weeks of the incident in order to argue that your injuries were caused by the accident.
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If you have been injured because of a premises liability incident, you could be owed much more compensation than what has been offered to you. So don’t accept a cash settlement! Instead, speak to The Law Place and get legal advice that you can trust from skilled and knowledgeable lawyers.
We want to make sure you get the justice that you deserve for all your suffering.
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