The compensation you can get from slipping on a wet floor covers the physical, emotional, and financial impact of your injuries if another person or organization negligently caused them. Typically, damages are awarded for:
- Current and ongoing medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Compensation if your injuries affect your employment in the future
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience caused by the accident
- Wrongful death damages
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one
Slip and fall accidents can be difficult to prove. As a result, negligent parties and their insurers will defend themselves aggressively against a wet floor accident claim. In response, our firm has prepared the following injury guide to answer your questions about claiming compensation after slipping on a wet floor.
How do I Know If I Have a Valid Wet Floor Accident Claim?
Wherever you work or visit, the premises should reasonably be safe to use inside and out. This means businesses’ premises are appropriately maintained and have staff on-site to deal with any risks or hazards that arise quickly.
If someone does not follow safety regulations and an accident results, injured parties might have grounds to pursue compensation. However, to claim compensation, you would need to prove that responsibility for the accident lies with a third party. If you are unsure about having a valid wet floor accident claim, ask yourself: is someone else responsible for the accident?
Where Can I Get Free Professional Legal Advice About My Claim?
Another option to find out if you have a valid accident claim is by benefiting from a free consultation to get a professional legal opinion about your situation. Here, you can learn whether you have a case and the legal options available to you at no risk or obligation.
After seeking medical attention to check for a concussion and other injuries, seeking legal advice can benefit to you. Having a lawyer on your side to manage all aspects of your case can help you avoid common pitfalls that could affect your settlement. Knowing your case is in capable hands can bring peace of mind, enabling you to focus on your recovery fully.
How do I Prove a Wet Floor Slip and Fall Accident Case?
You must understand how duty of care and liability relate to your compensation claim for slipping on a wet floor. You will need to prove the liable party has a duty of care for your safety, such as having the correct health and safety measures in place to prevent accidents.
Further, you will need to show that the other party failed to keep you safe. This places liability for the accident on the business or employer. Finally, you will need to show that your injuries resulted from the accident caused.
How Can an Injury Lawyer Help Me Prove My Case?
Dealing with persistent insurance companies while trying to recover from your injuries can take its toll. However, your lawyer can deal with the insurance company for you. Liable parties can put up a tough fight to defend against slip and fall claims by denying accountability or shifting the blame. Your injury lawyer can help you overcome any legal challenges you face by:
- Gathering information and evidence to support your case
- Managing case administration and communications with insurers
- Preparing an argument
- Defending you against any accusations of fault in a slip and fall accident
- Calculating your damages
- Negotiating for a fair settlement that meets your current and ongoing needs
Can I Get no Win, no Fee Representation for My Wet Floor Injury Claim?
Potential personal injury claimants are concerned about how they will pay the legal costs associated with their case. While our team cannot speak for all law practices, our lawyers provide our services on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means we only recover our fees if our attorneys win your case.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
Per Code of Virginia § 8.01-243, people injured in a slip and fall accident have two years to seek compensation. Unfortunately, allowing this deadline to elapse will likely force you to forfeit your right to claim.
Talk to Our Team If You are Ready to File a Claim Claim or Receive a Free Consultation
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, is dedicated to helping injured people get the compensation they deserve. We provide our services on a no-win, no-fee basis. If you were injured at work or as a member of the public from having slipped on a wet floor, our team could help.
Our lawyers take the “personal” in personal injury cases to heart and always strive to attain high levels of client satisfaction. To learn more about our legal services and how we can help you with your case today, talk to our team at (571) 229-1800.