Ocala Premises Liability Lawyer
9.2 million people were treated for falls in emergency rooms in 2016, according to the National Safety Council. Tens of thousands of people are victims of crime due to negligent security every year. Swimming pool drownings are a top cause of death for toddlers and young children. As victim of a business owner or property owner’s negligence, you understand how one person’s mistake can quickly lead to a life changing series of events. Putting off replacing a broken hand rail at a restaurant entrance or failing to sweep up spilled food can end up causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, unimaginable pain and suffering, and emotional distress that can require years of therapy to recover from. Here at The Pendas Law Firm, we understand the pain, grief, and anger that you are going through as a result of being injured in a premises accident. Our Ocala premises liability lawyers have helped countless clients win personal injury lawsuits against the large insurance carriers of negligent parties.
Types of Premises Injuries Our Lawyers Take On
- Slip, Trip, and Fall;
- Injuries Caused by Negligent Security;
- Overcrowded Building;
- Dog Bite or Animal Attack;
- Swimming Pool Drowning or Other Injuries;
- Electrical Shock;
- Burn or Smoke Inhalation Injuries;
- Collapse of Chair, Table, Porch, Floor, or Other Surface;
- Elevator Accidents; and
Do Not Accept an Offer Without Talking to an Attorney First
Whether a business owner whose establishment you slipped and fell in offers you compensation personally, or an insurance company of the liable party reaches out to you, do not accept an offer without first talking to an attorney. In fact, speaking with an insurance adjuster over the phone or through email will only harm your chances of fair compensation, as everything you say to them can be used against you to reduce your claim’s value. Even if you misspeak or something you said gets taken out of context, the information you give to an insurance adjuster will be used to reduce your compensation. Whenever a victim gets injured by another party, they must speak to an attorney if they hope to be compensated fairly for the following damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Future medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning capacity;
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments;
- Property damage; and
- Other expenses caused by the accident.
What Is My Claim Worth?
Unintentional nonfatal injuries cost the U.S. over $130 billion a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is, of course, impossible to say what your claim is worth until you begin working with an attorney, who will start the long process of compiling medical documents and analyzing potential future impairment. Settling a slip and fall or other premises injury can take many months at the least, and years in some cases. Generally speaking, the more your claim is worth and the more parties involved, the longer it will take.
Call an Ocala Premises Liability Lawyer Today for Help
You deserve fair compensation for your injuries, and the only way to achieve that is to hire an experienced Ocala premises liability attorney. Here at The Pendas Law Firm, our lawyers will ensure that you have the financial means to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Call 1-754-800-0000 today to schedule a free consultation.