Did you suffer injuries in a Wesley Chapel fall? If so, you may be eligible to take legal action and hold the property owner accountable. The team of skilled personal injury attorneys at Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you build a case to pursue a financial recovery following a Wesley Chapel slip and fall, trip and fall, or other negligence accident that occurred on someone else’s property.
Call Distasio Law Firm today to speak with a Wesley Chapel slip and fall lawyer. A member of our team can review the facts of your case for free. We will discuss your eligibility to take action to hold the property owner accountable for your injuries. If you have a strong case, we will handle your insurance claim or lawsuit on a contingency-fee basis with no upfront costs to you.
Common Slip And Fall Causes And Consequences
Under Florida Statute § 768.0755, victims of fall injuries that occur on someone else’s property may be able to hold that property owner liable for their injuries and related expenses. If you are able to prove that the property owner’s actions caused or failed to prevent your injuries, a judge may rule that you deserve compensation.
According to University of Southern California (USC) Environmental Health & Safety, some ways that a slip and fall injury can occur in restaurants, stores, and other public places include:
- Spilled liquids or food
- Tracked rainwater without cleanup or other action
- Recently mopped or waxed floors
- Items in the walkway including merchandise displays
- Unsecured cords
- Uneven surfaces with no warnings
- Loose floorboards, rolled rugs, torn carpet, or broken tiles
- Potholes in the parking lot
- Cracked sidewalk or other paved surfaces that are damaged
- Unmarked transitions in flooring type, such as from tile to carpet
- Poor lighting
- Missing or broken handrails
- Uneven stairs
- Broken or absent railing on patios, porches, or balconies
Many falls lead to only bruises and soreness, but others can cause serious injuries. Some possible fall injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
- Cuts and contusions
If you suffered any of these, or other injuries, in a Wesley Chapel fall, the seasoned slip and fall injury team from Distasio Law Firm can help you understand your rights and possibly pursue recovery on your behalf. Call now to learn more.
We May Be Able to Hold The Property Owner Accountable For Your Slip And Fall Injuries
A Wesley Chapel slip and fall injury attorney can help you protect your rights during this period. Distasio Law Firm may be able to build your case to prove negligence and liability in a slip and fall case. We can identify the potentially liable parties, whether the fall was caused by a property owner, occupier, or another party tasked with keeping the property safe.
To hold the responsible party liable for your related damages, we will need to show:
- They (or someone acting on their behalf) knew about the hazard.
- They should have known about the hazard.
If either of these is true, and they failed to take appropriate action to protect your health and wellbeing, the negligent party may be liable for your injuries.
Call Distasio Law Firm today. We can generally give our potential clients a good idea about whether they may have grounds to take legal action following our initial consultation with them. This consultation is free and centers on a discussion about what happened and other facts of your case.
Recoverable Damages in a Slip And Fall Injury Case
We will use the evidence that proves your fall-related expenses and losses to build a case for a just payout. This can include damages such as:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Related care costs
- Current and future lost wages and diminished earning capacity, if necessary
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident and injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If your loved one sustained fatal injuries from a fall and passed away, we may be able to pursue compensation through a wrongful death action on your behalf. Some qualifying family members can recover damages following a fall in Wesley Chapel. We can explain your options and how this will work during a free case review.
The Time Limit on Your Wesley Chapel Fall Injury Case
Under Florida Statute § 95.11, there are limits to how long fall victims can wait to try to hold the property owner or occupier responsible by taking the case to court. This time period is typically two years. If you do not act before this deadline, you may lose your right to recover compensation.
It is imperative that we understand this deadline and protect your right to a premises liability lawsuit under Florida Statute § 768.0755. Contact us as soon as your injuries are stable to get started.
Talk to a Wesley Chapel Slip and Fall Attorney Now
If you sustained injuries in a fall on someone else’s property in Wesley Chapel, Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you build a case, hold the negligent parties accountable, and recover compensation. You should not be responsible for the expenses you incurred because of a fall that was not your fault.
Call now to reach a Wesley Chapel slip and fall lawyer. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you do not pay us up-front to represent you in your slip and fall case. We only take payment out of a settlement or ruling you may receive in court.