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Statute of Limitations on Slip and Fall Cases

What is a slip and fall accident? These accidents happen when you trip or fall over on another person’s or entity’s property due to unsafe conditions. If you’ve slipped, tripped, or fallen over unsafe or dilapidated conditions at a Florida property, you may be entitled to compensation through a slip and fall lawsuit.

How long after a slip and fall can you sue?

In Florida, you have up to four years to file a slip and fall lawsuit. However, you should contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. You can contact us today.

Why should I contact a slip and fall lawyer today?

Evidence May Degrade With Time

Though it may sometimes feel necessary to delay the filing of a lawsuit to focus on other issues (i.e. healing from your actual slip and fall injuries), delaying your case may undermine it. The sooner you have an experienced slip and fall lawyer on your side, the sooner they can begin gathering expert and witness testimony, video evidence, and medical records that could make or break your case.

Medical Bills Need Attention Now

The possible compensation awarded during a lawsuit can be used to pay for medical bills that may pile up or gather interest if you aren’t able to pay them out-of-pocket or get your insurance provider to cover them completely. Depending on your injury, you may have ongoing costs, such as physical therapy and surgery.

Some injuries may also mean that you can’t work while you heal or can’t work at all anymore. A slip and fall lawyer will be able to help you recover lost wages and get the best compensation award possible.

In addition to the economic and concrete costs such as medical bills and lost wages, you also may be able to get compensation for not-easily-calculable non-economic costs, such as pain and suffering or mental anguish.

An experienced slip and fall lawyer will be able to build the strongest case possible for compensation so you can get the help you need and deserve.

Unsafe Conditions Need To Be Fixed

The unsafe conditions that led to your slip and fall accident may still be endangering other people. Legal action may cause those issues to be rectified or fixed sooner rather than later, which could save other people from suffering your same fate.

Those Responsible Need to Be Held Accountable

When you enter a Florida business, you are entitled to a reasonable expectation of safety. You should not have to jump over broken sidewalks, duck under crumbling doorways, or navigate around blocked walkways.

While you may think that the unsafe conditions that led to your slip and fall accident were themselves accidental, that’s up to the courts to decide. Florida law says several factors open a property owner to being held liable for accidents on their premises.

According to Florida law, the dangerous or unsafe conditions must have existed for such a length of time that the property owner should have reasonably known about the issue, that the condition was a regular occurrence and therefore foreseeable, or that the property owner did not act with the duty of care owed to visitors.

Have you suffered a slip and fall accident?

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you deserve compensation for the pain and anguish you’ve suffered due to a property owner’s negligence. Let us help you.

Contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath today for a free slip and fall case consultation.