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Statute of Limitations for Slip & Fall Accidents in Florida


Man experiencing an injury after falling down a flight of stairs in an office building.,

Slip and fall accidents, along with motor vehicle accidents on our roads, are among the most common types of accidents in Florida today. While these injury cases may appear to be minor, they can result in life-altering injuries. This is especially true if the victim of the slip or fall was a high-risk individual, such as an elderly person or someone with a pre-existing health condition or disability.

The good news is that you can get the compensation you deserve for your slip and fall case with the help of a personal injury lawyer. This could be accomplished through a settlement with an insurance company or litigation through a personal injury lawsuit.

In any case, if you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Florida, Schrier Law Group is here to help. When seeking compensation in an accident or injury case, however, there is a time limit. Compensation will be unavailable after this period has lapsed.

Contact us at Schrier Law Group today for assistance in holding the property owner accountable for your slip and fall accident. Because each slip and fall accident is unique, we can provide free legal advice and a free consultation on a case-by-case basis. Our lines are always open, and all calls are free of charge.

What Is the Definition of a Statute of Limitations?

The statute of limitations is a legal term that describes the amount of time that can elapse between an accident or injury and the filing of a claim or injury lawsuit in injury law. This time frame will differ depending on your state. However, in all states, the period begins on the date of the accident or injury.

What Is the Florida Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Accidents?

Florida Statute 95.11 governs the slip-and-fall statute of limitations. According to the slip and fall statute of limitations, if you were injured in a slip and fall, you have four years from the date of the event to file a claim.

However, just because the law gives you four years to file a claim does not mean you should take your time. There are several reasons why speed is critical in personal injury cases, which we will further discuss below.

Getting Legal Evidence For Your Case

Whether you are dealing with insurance companies directly or filing a lawsuit, evidence is critical to maximizing your compensation for a personal injury case in Florida.

Unfortunately, the longer you wait between the time of your accident and filing a claim, the more likely it is that this evidence will be lost or otherwise unobtainable. Eyewitnesses may be unable to be reached, or the property owner may attempt to cover their tracks.

The Applications of Hard Evidence in Florida Slip and Fall Cases

In a Florida slip and fall case, there are two primary uses for evidence, both of which indicate that you should act quickly to maximize the amount of evidence available in your case.

To begin, you will need proof that the property owner breached their duty of care in some way and is thus liable for your injuries. This evidence could include CCTV, eyewitnesses, or other forms of claim substantiation.

Second, you will need evidence to demonstrate the extent of the damages caused by your Florida slip and fall case. This will assist you in maximizing compensation for damages such as property damage, medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

Legal Rival Racing Teams

Another compelling reason to start your Florida personal injury case as soon as possible, regardless of the slip and fall statute of limitations. This is because your injury lawyers are most likely not the only legal team working on the case. The insurance company may have a competing team of lawyers and claims adjusters. Insurance companies want to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out, and they will use any number of tricks to do so.

Furthermore, the property owner who is liable for the damages you received is likely to have their legal team working to protect them. The more time you give them, the more likely it is that they will successfully block your claim or create a successful argument for your comparative negligence.

What Is Comparative Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case in Florida?

Comparative negligence means that the property owner was not solely to blame for your injuries as a result of your slip and fall accident. This is sometimes justified. At times, it is a clever argument used by property owners and their lawyers to help them avoid the consequences of failing to fulfill their duty of care.

If you slip and fall in Florida, comparative negligence laws are used to determine your share of the blame. If you are partly to blame for your accident, your compensation will be reduced by a percentage proportional to your level of fault.

Contact Schrier Law Group Right Away

Don’t let your slip-and-fall claim expire. You may have four years to file a claim, but to receive the maximum amount of compensation, you must act quickly.

The attorneys at Scrier Law Group in Florida have a combined 75 years of experience assisting clients in maximizing their compensation in accident and injury cases. If you require assistance, our team is only a phone call away. We have the experience, skill set, and compassion needed to ensure you receive a strong and supportive response to your injury damages.

Furthermore, each phone call is completely free and without obligation. Everything you tell us is protected by the attorney-client confidential disclosure agreement, so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake and undervaluing your claim. We will use the information you provide to build the strongest case possible to maximize your insurance company payout.

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