Slip and fall accidents are more common, and more dangerous than we tend to think. Slip and fall accidents can happen really easily, and when they do, they can leave innocent people with chronic pain from injuries and mounting medical bills. At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we believe property owners owe their patrons the due diligence of ensuring that unsafe conditions are properly marked. When they don’t, they should be held responsible.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in West Palm Beach, the experienced premises liability lawyers of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. can get you the compensation you need to make you whole again. Call us for a free initial consultation today at 561.689.8180. You can also live chat with us online or fill out our contact form.
Do I need to consult a lawyer if I am injured in a slip and fall accident?
It’s important to consult a lawyer when you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident. Premises liability laws can be tricky to navigate alone, and fault isn’t always immediately clear. In addition, property owners and insurers tend to downplay the severity of slip and fall accident injuries. With a knowledgeable premises liability attorney on your side, the property owner whose negligence caused your injuries will be forced to take you seriously. You have rights as an injured victim, and you need an experienced attorney to help you fight for them.
Why should I choose Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. to handle my slip and fall accident case?
At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we believe that your recovery and financial security should be top priorities after an accident. We have the resources necessary to handle all the legal legwork so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries without having to stress about the burden of medical bills. We believe the rights of injured victims should be respected to the highest degree, and we will do whatever it takes to recover maximum compensation for you.
We have a history of winning multimillion-dollar settlements for injured clients. We are so confident in our work that we operate on what’s called a contingency fee basis. This means you will not be charged a penny for our legal services unless we win your case and recover compensation for you. In addition, we have offices in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Delray Beach for your convenience. To get started on your free consultation, give us a call today at 561.689.8180 or chat with us online.
Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners hold a duty of care to maintain a safe environment for all patrons. When wet floors or other hazards aren’t properly marked, slip and fall accidents can occur and result in multiple types of injuries. Communicating your slip and fall injuries to your doctor as soon as possible can help them put together the best possible treatment plan. In addition, communicating your doctors’ orders and treatment plans to your attorney can help them bolster your case for compensation. Common injuries from slip and fall accidents include:
- Wrist and ankle sprains: When you slip and fall, it’s easy to roll your hands and feet the wrong way. Doing so can result in sprains, which are the stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the joints.
- Shoulder dislocation: Landing on your shoulder in a slip and fall accident can cause it to pop out of place, resulting in a shoulder dislocation. Shoulder dislocations can be extremely painful and require surgery in some cases.
- Broken bones: Slip and fall accidents can result in broken bones in some cases, and broken bones often require surgery and extensive treatment plans to heal properly. Broken bones can hinder your ability to work and carry out daily activities.
- Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur even if your head doesn’t hit the ground. They’re particularly dangerous because symptoms don’t often present immediately. If left untreated, TBIs can result in headaches and memory loss among other chronic symptoms.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit for my slip and fall accident?
In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident is four years. What this means is that you have four years from the date of the accident to file a claim for compensation. Time is of the essence, so get started by giving us a call at 561.689.8180 today.
What do I have to prove to be compensated for my slip and fall accident?
To make a strong case for compensation, a slip and fall accident victim must prove the following:
- The property owner owed a duty of care to the injured individual,
- The property owner neglected this duty of care by failing to maintain safe grounds,
- And the property owner’s negligence caused the victim’s injuries.
The experienced attorneys of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. can help you gather the evidence needed to prove the above and build a solid case for compensation.
What types of compensation could I be eligible for?
Slip and fall accident victims can be eligible for multiple types of compensation depending on the specifics of the case. Potential types include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To discuss your case and learn more about the compensation available to you, call us at 561.689.8180 today to get started on your free consultation.
Contact Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. Today
At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we believe all injured victims deserve quality legal representation and maximum compensation for their suffering. We give each client personalized attention and continued assurance that they’re going to be taken care of. Call us at 561.689.8180 or fill out our online form and we will connect with you to start your free consultation as soon as possible.