Being injured can make it hard to enjoy anything, and while most Ft Myers residents will be lucky enough to not have to try to recover from an accident, others may find that they're hurt and need time to heal. If you've been hurt and feel that it was due in part to the reckless or negligent actions of a property manager or owner, contact us today to talk to a Ft Myers slip and fall attorney.
We stand up to big property and business owners and protect the injured, fighting to get you what you deserve following an accident.
Can You Seek Compensation?
A Ft Myers slip and fall personal injury case can be much more complex than a traffic accident related accident case. The reason comes down to the difficulty in showing fault in these accidents. Under Florida law, you're allowed to seek financial compensation if you can show that the property owner knew or should have known about a safety issue and chose to willfully ignore it.
For example, if a property owner was told about a safety issue and didn't fix it or at least place warning signs up regarding it, you can seek compensation if that safety issue injures you. But if the property owner wasn't aware of an issue and had no way of knowing about it, they can't be held liable for injuries related to it.
Showing that the property owner knew about the issue is the hardest part of seeking damages in a Ft Myers slip and fall personal injury case and as such you'll need to have an attorney on your side to prove that you deserve restitution.
Fighting The Big Guys
Along with the difficulty of actually proving that you deserve compensation is the fact that property owners and managers often do all they can to prevent victims of premises liability cases to get what they're owed. And their deep pockets and numerous resources make it easy for them to do just that. But our legal team has a reputation for fighting these companies, and just by having us on your side you'll be able to let them know that you're serious about your case. Knowing that you have lawyers on your side means that you get respect and that the other side is much more likely to negotiate a settlement instead of using stall tactics and bullying techniques.
What Are You Owed?
Florida law allows you to seek damages based on a variety of different things. The focus of any accident lawsuit is on helping victims reach a point where they would have been had the accident never occurred. To do so, the following will be included in a settlement amount.
- Lost wages
- Future estimated lost wages
- Medical bills
- Future potential medical bills
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Each of these will be considered to help reach a fair settlement amount that will help you get your life back on track after an accident.
Your Ft Myers slip and fall attorney will work to prove that you are owed compensation. In order to do so, they'll utilize a variety of different steps that can show what you deserve. Here are some examples of the steps that your lawyer may take:
- Security camera footage
- Accident history for a property
- Witness statements
- Accident reports
- Medical reports
- And more
All in all, the process of proving fault can be quite difficult in certain slip and fall cases. But our experience in the field means that we'll fight to get you the most from your case. You don't pay us until we get you paid, and we fight hard to make sure you get what you deserve.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.