Recovering from an injury is difficult, and it's made worse for many by the fact that you often have to deal with a financial burden as well as a physical one.
If your slip and fall accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of a property owner or manager, it's important to contact us and speak with a Bradenton slip and fall attorney. We fight for the injured, not the powerful business owners or property owners. We make them pay so you can focus on your physical recovery.
What Are You Owed?
A good Bradenton slip and fall attorney will be able to get you a settlement that will help you make a full financial recovery. The goal of these settlements is to help you reach the point you would have been in had the accident not occurred at all. This can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- And more
No two cases are identical, but the fundamentals above are used to help create a good estimate as to what your settlement should entail.
Do You Have The Right To Compensation?
Premises liability lawsuits are much more complex than something like a traffic accident and seeking compensation for it. The first obstacle is simply determining that you have the right to seek restitution and then - if you do - filing a claim and proving it.
The reason is that like other personal injury lawsuits, you must show that the other party was negligent or reckless in their actions and that those actions are what led to your injuries. This is fairly straightforward in an auto accident where something like speeding or drunk driving can be shown.
But in a premises liability case, you have to prove a couple of things:
- That the person responsible for the property was aware of a dangerous condition
- That they knowingly failed to correct the safety risk or failed to provide adequate warning about it to visitors.
For example, it's not enough to show that a spill in a store caused you to fall. You have to prove that the property owner knew about the spill and did absolutely nothing about it. As you can see, this is far more difficult than you might think. Our lawyer has decades of experience in proving fault, and we'll fight tirelessly to make sure you get what you're owed.
What Your Lawyer Will Do For You
To show that you are owed compensation, your attorney will use a variety of different tools and resources. In a slip and fall case, these may include things like the following.
- Security camera footage
- Witness statements
- Interviews with employees
- Past history of safety issues on the location
It can take a considerable amount of effort, and often our team will consult with experts in other fields to help show that you are owed compensation. You don't pay us a penny until your case is won, and we handle everything for you. You'll be able to focus on physical healing while we fight the other side and get you your money.
Standing Up For You
Business owners often have big budgets and experienced legal teams. They aren't afraid to use any tactic they can to stop you from getting any settlement at all. Because of this, you need a Bradenton slip and fall attorney on your side who will fight for your rights and help you get what you're owed.
We have decades of experience in all forms of personal injury law including premises liability. Our reputation is often enough to elicit more respect and quicker action from the other side. If you've been hurt in a slip and fall accident or any other type of accident on someone's property, contact our team today to let us start fighting for you. We'll make them pay and get you what you deserve.//////////// Bradenton Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is hard and following your loss, your mind can be in shambles. If your loved one was killed due to an accident that could have been prevented and that was triggered by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, you could seek compensation. Nothing will bring back your loved one, but seeking compensation could help you pick up the pieces and move on without them.
Our Bradenton wrongful death attorney will fight for your rights and get you the justice you need to heal and move on. We make them pay for their actions.
Why Seek Compensation?
Seeking compensation for a wrongful death is something that shouldn't be looked at negatively. It can help with a number of things including:
- Providing closure or a sense of justice to families after a loss
- Help paying for heavy medical costs or funerary expenses
- Offsetting a loss of income that can negatively impact a family
In short, filing a wrongful death lawsuit and getting what you're owed will help you be able to mourn without worrying about money and help you get your life back on track after losing your loved ones. It's something that can help make the days, weeks, and months following a loss easier to cope with, and nothing to be ashamed of.
Do You Have A Case?
Under Florida law, you can only file a wrongful death lawsuit when someone's death was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another. This means, in essence, that someone else acted in a way that a reasonable person wouldn't have. Some examples of this include:
- A drunk driver who crashes and causes death
- A driver who is texting while driving and crashes
- A property owner who knows about a safety issue but fails to fix it or warn others about it
Negligence can be a lot of different things, and talking to your attorney will help you figure out if your loved one's accidental death falls under the law's definition of 'wrongful death'. If so, you likely have a claim.
Additionally, it's important to note that in a wrongful death case, it's blood relatives or adopted relatives that generally have the right to seek compensation. For most cases, the family members who can sue for damages include:
- Other adoptive or blood relatives who relied on the deceased for any kind of support or services - especially financial support
If you fall into these categories and have lost a loved one due to the actions of someone else, contacting a Bradenton wrongful death attorney as soon as you can is important. You'll only have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.
What Is Compensation Based On?
Compensation for a wrongful death lawsuit is based on several different things. Your Bradenton wrongful death attorney will bring the following into consideration when seeking a settlement:
- Medical expenses related to the accident
- Funeral expenses related to the accident
- Loss of medical benefits, retirement funds, and other benefits
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of parental guidance for children
- Loss of companionship for spouses and children
- Income lost due to the loss of the loved one
- Punitive damages to serve as a punishment to the person who caused the accident
- And more
Overall, the idea is to help the bereaved reach a point that they would have been in had the accident and the death never occurred. Lost income may be calculated for years to come, providing a settlement that helps the survivors find financial stability so they can work on moving on with their lives.
In short, a wrongful death lawsuit can help you live after a death in the family. We don't charge you until we get you your money, and we don’t stop fighting for you until we do so. Contact us today to let us start fighting to get your family the justice and closure it deserves.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.