Damages That May Be Recovered
If you live in Hollywood or surrounding areas, you probably know how expensive health care can be in the region. If you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you may not only be worried about your medical bills, but you may also need to miss time away from work and you may need to pay for other, incidental costs. How can you pay for these expenses?
Florida recognizes the expenses that can occur with injury and laws in the state allow you to seek compensation if your injuries were caused through a wrongful act or through negligence. If you have been injured and would like to know whether you have the right to compensation, contact Flaxman Law Group today. A part of the Hollywood community, Flaxman Law Group is a law firm serving the entire South Florida area. You can contact us at any time to arrange a free consultation.Injuries Lead to Losses
The reality is that in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, the damages and losses may be more severe than many people realize. Although we tend to see slip and fall accidents simply as something that bruises the ego, many people suffer serious injuries in these accidents, including:
- Head injuries and concussions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated discs
- Chronic back pain
- Facial injuries
- Hand and arm injuries
- Lacerations and scarring
- Soft tissue injuries
Some of these injuries may be permanent, or even life-threatening. For example, a serious head injury can lead to fatalities or a permanent injury that leaves a patient unable to return to their everyday activities. Someone with a spinal cord or severe brain injury may require around-the-clock care as well as complex medical treatment. People who have been injured in a slip and fall accident will need to pay for the medication and long-term medical care associated with these injuries. Even something as seemingly simple as a broken arm can take weeks or even months to heal and may require expensive rehabilitation as well as time away from work.
Many slip and fall accidents can also result in property damage. For example, if you're carrying a computer, mobile device, or other expensive item and this became injured in your fall, you may have to spend thousands of dollars in order to replace the items. This can also add substantially to the costs that you have suffered.What Can I Recover Compensation For?
The good news is that under Florida law you are able to seek compensation for the damages and losses you have suffered if your injuries were caused or negligence, a wrongful act, or recklessness on the part of another party. Through a civil lawsuit, you may be able to seek to recover damages for:
- Past, current, and future expected income loss related to your injuries
- Medical costs
- Long-term medical service and expenses
- Incidental costs, such as the cost of using a taxi service
- Medication expenses
- Future expected medical costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is imperative that you consider the current and long-term costs associated with your accident. You may find that even a seemingly simple fall has resulted in tens of thousands of dollars or even more in losses. Speaking with a personal injury attorney ensures that you can pursue a claim if you are eligible, so that you do not have to pay for these costs out-of-pocket.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are willing to help if you have been injured in a fall or slip and fall accident. Simply contact our South Florida law offices to arrange for a free, no commitment case review to discuss your situation and in order to get legal advice about your options. Hollywood and Florida laws may protect you, but our legal team can work to ensure that the laws work for you.