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Slip & Fall FAQs

Do I Have a Claim?

Florida and Hollywood laws state that if an individual is injured through the reckless actions, wrongful acts, or negligent behavior of another person or party they may have a legal claim if those actions lead to an injury. In some cases, it may be obvious that you may have a claim. For example, if you are visiting a public swimming pool or other property outside your home and you slip and fall on a spill or an uneven sidewalk, you may understand that you have a claim.

In other cases, it may be more difficult to tell whether you have a claim. For example, if you slip and fall in your bathtub at home, do you have a claim against the manufacturer who designed the bathtub or shower? It can be difficult to tell. It may also be difficult to tell whether you have a claim if you have fallen on a sidewalk, parking ramp, or other area that doesn't have obvious flaws. In these situations, it may be important to consult with an engineer or investigator in order to find out the cause of your injuries.

If you would like to know whether you have a claim, your best option is to get a personalized investigation of your specific situation. You can do this by contacting a personal injury attorney, such as the law firm of Flaxman Law Group. Flaxman Law Group attorneys understand that wondering whether you have a claim can be very stressful. It's why our law firm offers free, no obligation consultations so that you can understand your options without having to risk any money upfront.

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How Much is my Claim Worth?

The value of your potential claim depends on many things, including:

  • The total costs related to the injuries and damages suffered
  • The total expected future costs related to the injuries and damages suffered
  • The liable parties involved
  • The number of liable parties involved
  • The strength of the case

There may also be other issues that could affect the value of your case. In order to get a specific dollar range for the value of your potential claim, speak to a personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

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What if my Slip and Fall Injury Occurred at Private Home or Residence?

They people assume that they only have slip and fall injury or trip and fall injury claim if they have been injured in a public location or other business in Hollywood or Florida. This is not the case. If you are visiting friends or family when you suffer a slip and fall injury, you may be able to bring about a claim against the insurance company of the private residence.

Even in your own home, a slip and fall accident can be caused by a contractor incorrectly installing your floors or by the manufacturer of flooring, bathtubs, or showers designing or manufacturing a defective product. In these cases you may also have a claim. If you're not sure whether you have a claim or not, your best option is to consult with a personal injury attorney who can help you understand your rights.

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Do I Still Have a Claim if I may be Partly Liable for my Injuries?

Many people fail to get legal advice about their injuries or fail to file a legal claim, in some cases thinking that they do not have a claim because their own actions contributed to a fall. This frequently happens with balcony falls, for example. A person may have fallen from a balcony after drinking and may wrongly assume that because they were drinking they will not be eligible for a claim. This is not the case, however. A person who has suffered an injury may still have a claim even if their actions contributed to a fall.

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When Should I Contact an Attorney?

The important thing is not to hesitate when contacting an attorney. If you have been injured, it is always a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney. Even if you're not sure whether you have a claim or even if you're not sure whether you want to launch a claim, getting legal advice and getting the process started is important. An attorney can help you with the insurance process and can help you understand your rights.

It is important to consult a personal injury attorney immediately following your accident or as quickly as possible following an injury. Evidence will start to disappear almost right away and you will want someone fighting to protect your rights and your future. If you want to contact an attorney quickly, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group. Our law firm’s 24-hour hotline at 866-352-9626 is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that you can always reach someone.

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