From Hollis Garden to the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center to the plethora of great restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues, Lakeland has a lot to offer residents who want to get out and experience the city for a few hours.
But if you're injured in a Lakeland slip and fall accident, it can change your life for good and leave you struggling to make a full recovery so you can get out and enjoy the city and all it has to offer to you.
That's why if your accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another, you need to contact a Lakeland slip and fall attorney at our offices so you can talk to us about your rights and what options you have for compensation.
Do You Have A Case?
In order to have the legal right to seek compensation in a Lakeland slip and fall personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to show that the other party acted in a way that was negligent or reckless and that those actions are what led to your injuries.
In an accident involving vehicles, this is easier to do since factors like drunk driving or speeding could be a contributing factor. But in a premises liability case, things can be a bit more complex. This is because you must show that the property owner or manager knew about or should have known about a safety issue and that they chose to willfully ignore it.
For example, if poor lighting is an issue in a stairwell and it caused you to slip and fall, you can only seek compensation if you can show that the person responsible for the property knew about the lighting issue and failed to fix it or post warnings regarding it. If the responsible person wasn't aware of the problem, they can't be held at fault for not fixing it.
What Damages Are You Owed?
A Lakeland slip and fall accident can lead to serious injuries that can take a long time to recover from. And while you're focusing on your physical recovery, there are plenty of financial problems that can quickly add up.
A good slip and fall injury settlement should provide you with funds that cover all of those damages and leave you in a financial situation that you would have been in had the accident never occurred at all. Some of the damages you may be owed include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Future lost wages and compensation for potential reduction to income potential
- Future estimated medical bills
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
In order to ensure that you get a settlement that is fair, our experts consult with financial and medical professionals. This way we can develop a clear picture of what your total costs really are and then begin negotiating towards a settlement that is fair.
How Is Fault Proven?
Proving fault in a premises liability case isn't always easy. Our Lakeland slip and fall attorney is able to use a variety of different tools and resources to show that you deserve compensation. Some of the things that we will build your case with include:
- Security camera footage
- Witness statements
- Property safety history
- Property owner/manager reputation and history
- Property inspections
- Accident reports
- And more
It can take effort to prove fault in a slip and fall case, but doing so is the key to making sure that you get the restitution you deserve.
Are You Being Pushed Around?
It's far too common for victims of a slip and fall accident to feel pushed around. The deeper pockets they have and the more experienced legal teams on their side means that they can bully you around and make you feel like you don't have the right to get compensation.
Our legal team doesn't let that happen. We stand up for your rights and make sure you get the compensation you are owed.
Our reputation is enough to help get you their respect and stop the bullying so you can get the restitution needed to get your financial stability back. Contact us today for your free consultation.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.