Slip and Fall at Walmart Supermarket in Ocala
If you have been critically injured due to a slip and fall accident at a supermarket like the Walmart Supermarket in Ocala, you may be considering filing a premises liability claim. If so, you should contact a Florida slip and fall injury attorney who serves the Ocala area as soon as possible to determine your eligibility for compensation.
Victims of a slip and fall incident should contact Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyers to speak with a dedicated premises liability attorney who can try to determine if you are entitled to compensation that might include:
- Lost wages;
- Healthcare costs;
- Emotional burdens; and
- Other unforeseen damages.
The attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky will assess your incident, and will try to establish if you have a viable case with grounds for settlement. The highly skilled team of litigators will then get to work immediately by strategizing, gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to try and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.How to Prove Damages as a Slip and Fall Victim
Seeking compensation for damages inflicted on you because of an unfortunate slip and fall injury can be an exhausting task. While you are recovering from what could be a life threatening injury, lost wages and emotional distress, no matter how obvious your injuries are as a result of a slip and fall accident at a business establishment such as Walmart, an insurance company may still find reason to reject your claim.
Make no mistake, insurance companies may utilize a number of techniques to try to devalue slip and fall claims. However, with the experienced attorneys at Frankl and Kominsky you can rest assured that we strive to handle your case with the highest level of care, and while many cases result in an out of court settlement, we strive to pursue your case with the same vigilance as though it were going to court.
Under Florida law the 2018 Florida Statutes states that a business establishment must have “actual” or “constructive knowledge” of the hazardous condition and should always take the necessary steps to correct the situation.
Your responsibility as the claimant is to determine that the business establishment was aware of the unsafe situation that caused your slip and fall injury and failed to rectify it, or that they most certainly should have had knowledge of the danger this hazard could cause prior to your accident and failed to uphold their duty of care.
Having “actual knowledge” or “constructive knowledge” means that a previous customer may have reported the hazard to a Supermarket staff member. For instance, a dangerous hazard such as broken glass bottles and jars along a walkway leaving shattered cut-glass everywhere may have already been reported by a concerned shopper, or perhaps a staff member at the business establishment should have known about the hazard that caused your injury because it is a popular occurrence, and because the hazardous condition occurred long before your slip and fall accident even took place. For instance, an uneven floor surface that caused you to fall may have existed for a number of months or even years without any action taking place by the business establishment to rectify the issue.
The Florida injury attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky understand the importance of proving actual and constructive knowledge to try to help you file a successful claim. Our personal liability lawyers will actively try to acquire key evidence that is crucial to your slip and fall case that may have otherwise been possibly tampered with or destroyed.
Evidence that we can gather to try to prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge includes:
- Testimonies from witnesses;
- Surveillance camera footage;
- Previous incident reports about the same hazard on the same property;
- Store maintenance reports;
- Statements given by key building professionals; and
- Photographic evidence of the dangerous condition that caused your slip and fall.
These are just some of the types of evidence we use at Frankl & Kominsky to determine the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall incident. It is possible that store owners or other staff members at a business establishment may try to destroy or tamper with crucial evidence.
This is why you should not delay and contact our Florida slip and fall lawyers serving Ocala as soon as you can.How Soon Should You Contact a Florida Slip and Fall Injury Attorney?
Once you have seen a medical professional about your injuries, and your health is stabilized you should make it a priority to contact a slip and fall lawyer at Frankl & Kominsky serving the Ocala area as a matter of urgency. The longer you wait, the higher the chances key evidence which, may be used to establish your case, can potentially be tampered with, erased and destroyed.
Furthermore, under the 2018 Florida Statutes section 95.11 (3) (a) you must file your negligence lawsuit within four years from the time your slip and fall accident occurred. Failure to adhere to the statute of limitations will more than likely result in your case being dismissed.
It cannot be stated enough that immediacy is of the utmost importance when filing a successful slip and fall injury claim. Within days, even hours, critical evidence can possibly be destroyed and unavailable to anyone. Although you have four years to file, the sooner you contact a Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyer for your free consultation the sooner we can begin pursuing your claim, leaving you more time to focus on your health and loved ones during what is often a highly stressful and emotional time.Call 352-800-8000 Now to Speak with a Slip and Fall Lawyer Serving Ocala Florida!
Our Florida slip and fall injury lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to eagerly assess your suitability for a successful slip and fall claim. Contact us today and speak to a dedicated, compassionate, and skilled injury attorney at Frankl & Kominsky who will actively try to pursue the compensation you deserve allowing you to move forward from this unfortunate time and get on with your life.