Schrier Law Group is not surprised to let you know that the state of Florida alone has over 400,000 car accidents per year. These accidents bring about over 250,000 injuries and over 3,000 fatalities. All of these accidents can usually be blamed on the negligence of one of the drivers involved.
When these accidents occur, you need a personal injury attorney that will aggressively back you in a court of law. The Schrier Law Group in Florida is the team that brings their years of personal injury expertise to the table. If you need an attorney to aggressively represent you after being injured due to the carelessness of another person’s actions, then call Schrier Law Group today.
What Types of Cases Does a Personal Injury Attorney Take
Personal injury is a very broad term that encompasses all injuries that have been caused due to the negligence of another. Examples of these situations are:
- Auto Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Construction Accidents
- Pool Injuries & Drownings
- Product Liability Claims
- Boating Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Work Accidents
All of these are examples of accidents that can happen when another person is being careless. Many of these accidents can leave you with a long period of pain and recovery. This means a lot of lost wages and time. You deserve to be compensated for the loss of wages, medical bills, psychological impacts of the accident, lost time, and the price of having to suffer through it all.
The Schrier Law Group handles many personal injury cases, and Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in any personal injury case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!
Schrier Law Group knows that slip and fall accidents (a type of premises liability case) can be devastating, both physically and financially. This isn’t exactly startling news. But are they hard to win?
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident and you’re thinking of filing a personal injury claim (with Schrier Law Group), you’re probably wondering what you’ll have to do to win.
The Challenges of Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall cases are challenging because you have to prove three things, all of which are critical.
1 – You have to prove that your accident was due to someone else’s negligence.
2 – You have to prove that it directly caused your injuries.
3- You have to prove that your slip and fall accident injuries have caused direct financial costs.
There are several ways a slip and fall accident can occur. It can be due to a lack of signage warning about a wet floor or a failure to maintain safe sidewalks. Actually, the number of things that can cause a slip and fall accident is almost infinite.
When a property owner fails to protect you from a slip and fall injury, it may still be difficult for you to prove your case.
We will discuss why it can be difficult to win your slip and fall case.
Do Most Slip and Fall Cases Go To Trial or Settle?
The vast majority of slip and fall cases will settle out of court because defendants understand that it is typically less expensive and much less time-consuming than taking the case to trial.
But even though most slip and fall cases settle out of court, each case is unique, and the outcome depends on the unique circumstances surrounding the accident.
Some cases settle long before a jury trial takes place, while others can settle days or even hours before a trial is set to take place.
Many times, whether or not your case goes to trial is determined by the willingness of the insurance company to offer a fair settlement to the victim of a slip and fall accident.
How Long Do Slip and Fall Cases Take To Settle?
The time it takes to settle your slip and fall case can be anywhere from a few months to a few years. It all depends on the circumstances involved.
Victims of slip and fall accidents due to someone else’s negligence have little control over how long it takes your case to settle.
You can do things to speed up the process, but you always want to be sure you take enough time to be sure you get a fair settlement.
How Do You Prove Negligence In A Slip and Fall Case?
Every property owner has a responsibility to maintain their property and remedy any hazards as soon as possible to avoid injuries.
Although it seems straightforward, it can be quite difficult to prove that the property owner was negligent. Property owners are likely to argue that you had shared in fault or had all of the fault in your accident and that you are responsible for your injuries.
To prove that the property owner is responsible for your injuries, you must prove that they should have known about the dangerous condition, that they didn’t fix it, or the owner’s carelessness caused the dangerous condition.
Why It’s Hard To Win a Slip and Fall Case
No matter what type of slip and fall (personal injury) case you have, it will always rely on your ability to prove negligence. In a slip and fall accident claim, you also have to prove all the other elements of a negligence claim.
This means you have to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that you suffered physical and financial damages, and that the negligence of the defendant caused those damages.
In a typical car accident case, negligence can be proved with police reports and camera footage. You usually don’t have that type of evidence in slip and fall cases. In slip and fall accidents, you generally have to rely on first-hand accounts of the accident.
As mentioned above, you will also have to prove that the property owner or someone in charge at the property knew about the hazard and that they had enough time to repair it or remove it but didn’t.
In a worst-case scenario, no one was around when your accident happened, there is no security camera footage, and there is no evidence you can use to claim that the property owner knew of the hazard.
That worst-case scenario is all too common, which is why it is so hard to win slip and fall cases.
The Schrier Law Group handles many slip and fall cases. Schrier Law has the resources necessary to help you and your family score a successful outcome in your slip and fall case. It is important that you have your rights defended by someone who knows the law. Contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney in Florida today!
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents that people suffer from. They are also some of the most unfortunate accidents that happen as well. We here at Schrier Law Group knows that when we go through our daily lives, nobody is considering the fact that they may slip and fall somewhere and hurt themselves.
These accidents lead to some of the most unexpected and painful injuries. In most circumstances, slips can be traced back to personal carelessness and there really is no recourse. However, there are certain situations that can be traced back to the negligence of another individual (or business). In cases like these, you need to call upon the help of a personal injury attorney.
The Schrier Law Group understands the inner workings of almost every type of negligence case. It is important that you receive the compensation that you deserve. That is why you need to contact the Schrier Law Group to get the money that you deserve for a slip and fall case.
What is the Plan Following the Slip &Fall?
First and foremost, it is always important to seek out medical attention if you are the victim of a slip and fall accident. Your personal health will always be the most important thing to worry about. However, it is also important to report the slip and fall accident too so that you get it on record.
If possbile, the owner or landlord of the property the accident occurred at must be informed immediately following and you need to make sure to have some type of written report. Also part of the next step is to “document everything”. Attempt to retrieve the personal information from any witness (such as phone number, email, statements, and pictures of the area that you fell.) Try to take pictures that would show the scenario and situation of how you slipped and fell. All of this will help you with the case or the settling of the lawsuit.
After you take all these important steps, all you need to do is contact Schrier Law Group. We will handle the rest. A personal injury attorney will guide you through your slip and fall case and hold all of the negligent parties responsible. You deserve compensation for the slip and fall accident that caused medical pains and bills. The Schrier Law Group is here to back you up. We will get you results.
Slip and falls are some of the most unfortunate accidents that can happen. No one in their daily lives is considering the fact of falling over and hurting themselves. These random accidents may lead to some of the most unexpected injuries. In most circumstances, slips can be traced back to personal carelessness and what’s done is done. However, there are certain situations that can be traced back to the negligence of another individual. In these cases, you need to call upon a personal injury attorney.
The Schrier Law Group understands the inner workings of almost every type of negligence case. It is important that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Schrier Law Group to get the money that you deserve for a Slip and Fall case.
What is the Plan Following the Accident?
First and foremost, it is always important to search for medical aid if you are the victim of a slip and fall accident. Your personal health will always be more important. However, it is also important to report the accident. The owner or landlord must be informed of an accident immediately following and make sure to have some type of written report. This is also part of the next step; Document everything. Witnesses’ personal information such as phone number and email, statements, pictures of the area that you fell. Try to take pictures that would show the nature of how you fell. All of this will help you in the case or the settling of the lawsuit.
After you take all these important steps, all you need to do is contact an attorney. They will handle the rest. A personal injury attorney will guide you through your slip and fall case and hold the negligent parties responsible. You deserve money for the accident that caused medical pains and bills. The Schrier Law Group is here to back you up.