Were you severely injured in a trip and fall in Florida and want to know more information about these 3 slip and fall questions? Call our lawyers today.
1. How do you determine the value of my slip and fall case?
Eventually, clients want to know what the value of their case is. Determining the value, or more accurately, the value range is not a simple matter. There are lots of factors involved in it, including the seriousness of your injuries or whether your injuries have a permanent effect on your day-to-day living. You also need to factor in your medical bills and whether you’ve lost time from work. The question of liability also makes slip and fall cases difficult to value because usually someone who has slipped on something has slipped on the floor where it’s right in front of them. The defense will say that you should have seen it, and walked around it, or stepped over it. If they can convince the jury of that, then the value of your case goes down. We have handled these cases for 38 years. We know how to approach those issues. The value of your case is a complicated thing and usually it’s not made until we are well into the case after we’ve gathered information and can make assessment of that kind. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall case, call us. We’ll sit down. We’ll go over things and see how best we can help you.
2. How long will it take to resolve my slip and fall injury case?
Slip and fall cases are hard cases. Typically, the lawsuit has to be filed to obtain a fair resolution, either by way of a verdict or settling the case before going to trial. A general timeline will run 9 to 14 months. If the lawsuit is filed, add a year to that. If it gets complicated, add more time to that. The main thing we want to leave my client with is that it’s not going to be over in a couple of weeks. It’s not going to be over in four weeks or six weeks. It’s going to be some time. That is just the reality of where we are in litigation in slip and fall cases in northeast Florida. Concentrate on getting better. Concentrate on getting healthy, doing what your doctor tells you to do so that you can maximize your recovery while your lawyers are handling the case. If you’ve been hurt on somebody’s property in northeast Florida in the Duval or Nassau County area, call us. We’ll sit down. We’ll go over things. We’ll figure out a road map to help you.
3. Should I speak to the insurance company after a slip and fall accident?
There are two answers to this question. When you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall case in northeast Florida in Duval Count and Nassau County, report it to your insurance. If you have health insurance, report it to them. Yes, talk to them. They will want to know what happened. You have a responsibility to cooperate with your own insurance company, so yes. When it comes to the other side of the case, however, no, do not talk to the insurance company, or the store, the shop, or the business. You are on their turf. You are not on your own. They are the experts. They do not have your interest at heart. They have their insured’s interest, meaning the storeowner, the business owner. They will do you no favors, so do not talk to them.
In fact, in the initial conferences with our clients, we always tell clients to have the insurance company for the other side contact us. At that point, it is illegal for the representative to call you. Then they call me and the information to and from comes through my office, which is the way it should be. Yes and no, your own insurance company, talk to them, cooperate with them, otherwise, no. If you get hurt on somebody’s property slipping and falling, tripping and falling, Duval County, Nassau County, call us. We’ll sit down. We’ll go over your case and see how best we can help you. Thank you.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a trip and fall in Florida and want to know more information about these 3 slip and fall questions? Contact experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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