A Sarasota slip and fall accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation to pay your bills after a fall in Sarasota County or elsewhere in southwest Florida.
We will discuss your options for holding the property owner accountable and recovering a payout with you today in a free consultation. We understand that you need money to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Florida Law Creates Premises Liability for Property Owners
When a landowner, lessor, property occupier, or other party allows a hazard to occur, they may be responsible for any injuries that happen as a result. For example, Florida Statute § 768.0755 creates liability for “transitory foreign substances in a business establishment.” This means that you can hold the responsible party accountable if your slip and fall injuries occurred because of:
- Spilled drinks, food, or other substances
- Tracked rainwater
- Recently mopped or waxed floors
Other statutes create premises liability for other types of falls, including trips and falls. If our team represents you in your fall accident case, we will identify the statutes that apply and develop a strong case to show how the landowner violated them, resulting in your injuries and damages.
Our team works hard for our clients because we know how stressful, painful, and difficult this type of accident and injuries can be. We commit our time and financial resources to these cases, representing our clients based on contingency.
You should not have to pay for the injuries and losses you incurred because of the property owner’s negligence. Let us help you through this tough time. Call Distasio Law Firm for your free initial consultation today.
How the Distasio Law Firm Team Can Help with Your Case
A Sarasota slip and fall accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm may be able to handle every step of your legal claim or civil case, allowing you to focus solely on healing and rebuilding your life. We know how disruptive a serious fall can be to your regular routine and your ability to do the things you enjoy. We want you to get back to those activities as quickly as your condition and physical recovery allows. Let us take care of everything else in the meantime.
Your fall accident lawyer in Sarasota from Distasio Law Firm will be committed to putting your needs first. Our team is focused on client service, providing empathetic and compassionate support to everyone we represent. At the same time, we know what it takes to hold the liable party accountable, ensuring you do not have to pay for your treatment or other expenses on your own.
We will gather evidence to support compensation, file your insurance claim, and work with the insurance company to reach a settlement based on the value of your case.
To learn more about the steps Distasio Law Firm will take to help you, call today for your complimentary case review with a team member.
Damages Potentially Available in a Sarasota Slip and Fall Claim
Distasio Law Firm wants to ensure our clients receive a fair and just settlement in their claim. This requires us first to determine how much your case may be worth and then negotiate with the property owner, their legal team, or their insurer to reach an agreement on how much you will receive.
We gather evidence to show the expenses and losses you experienced due to your fall and the resulting injuries. To this end, we may ask you for your medical bills, any receipts for related out-of-pocket expenditures, proof of time lost at work, and more. Depending on the circumstances of your fall, your injuries, and other factors, we may call in experts who help us understand your future medical care, prognosis, and additional information.
The recoverable damages available in fall cases vary depending on your actual expenses and losses, but often include:
- All related medical treatment and costs, including ongoing care costs and future medical care for your injuries
- Lost wages and other income and reduced earning capacity if you suffered permanent injuries that affect your income
- Compensation for your physical suffering, emotional pain, and other intangible losses
- Other relevant expenses and losses as supported by receipts, bills, and other documentation
If the injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident were severe enough or there were complications and the victim passed away, their personal representative may pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of their immediate family per Florida Statute § 768.21. Our team of tripping and falling injury lawyers in Sarasota can help you identify your economic and non-economic damages recoverable through this type of action.
Time Limits Apply to Each Type of Legal Action After a Slip and Fall
Under Florida Statute § 95.11, there are deadlines for beginning the legal process in civil court, if this becomes necessary. Most cases settle before this occurs, but this is not always true. In general, you usually have up to four years to file a personal injury suit or two years for a wrongful death action.
There are exceptions, however. For example, if the injuries occurred in a municipal building or on municipal property, you may have considerably less time to act.
Talk to a Sarasota Slip and Fall Attorney Today
A Sarasota slip and fall accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold the landowner accountable if their negligence caused your fall and the resulting injuries. We will review your fall case and determine how we recommend approaching the claims process. Let Distasio Law Firm assess how you can pursue compensation for your injuries and damages for free.
Call now to speak with a team member at no cost to you.