When someone slips and falls on someone else’s property, the person responsible for maintaining the property may be liable for the injuries the victim sustains. However, in order to recover these benefits, the victim must file a personal injury claim. If you are thinking about filing one of these claims, you need to contact an experienced trial lawyer like Josh Frick. Josh Frick knows the laws in Florida involving a Slip and Fall action, and he is willing and able to take a case all the way to trial if the insurance company is not fair in its evaluation and compensation offers to the client.
About Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall cases may occur for a variety of reasons. For example, someone may trip on an uneven or poorly lit staircase and break a bone. Slip and fall cases may also occur when a spill isn’t properly cleaned up, leading to serious injuries. Regardless of the specifics of the incident, the victim can file a claim if the person who is responsible for maintaining the property has been negligent.
In order to show that the owner of the property has been negligent, you must show that one of the following is true:
- The owner or an employee knew about the danger but did nothing to fix or repair it; OR
- The owner or an employee should have known about the danger; OR
- There is negligence by the owner or employee which caused the danger resulting in injury to the client.
Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney in Orlando
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall incident, the best way to determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim is to contact an experienced trial attorney like Josh Frick. He will be able to explain how Florida law applies to your case and help you decide whether to proceed with filing a claim. Timing is important in a slip and fall action because often the owner or employees of the property will work quickly to fix or repair the area after the injured person has left the premises. If Josh Frick is hired quickly he can investigate, and take pictures of the area, before it is repaired or altered by the owner or employees.
If the owner of the property determines that a verdict in your favor is likely, you may receive a settlement offer. As your attorney, Josh Frick will help you review this offer carefully. If the offer doesn’t represent a fair evaluation of the case and recovery, he will fight for you at trial.
If you are considering filing a slip and fall claim, you must move quickly. The state of Florida generally requires that these types of claims be filed within four years of the date of fall. Please contact Frick Law today to schedule a consultation.