3 Myths & MisconceptionsAbout Florida Slip and Fall Accidents
Could you receive compensation for your slip and fall accident? These are the most common myths people believe that keep them from suing for damages. In an effort to clear up any misconceptions, here are 3 of the top myths Florida residents believe about slip and fall accidents:
Myth #1: It was partially my fault, so I won’t win a lawsuit.Just because you feel like the accident may have been avoidable or partially your fault, doesn’t mean you can’t recover some money for damages or injuries.
Florida has a pure comparative fault rule, which means you can still receive compensation for the percentage of the accident that wasn’t your fault. So for example, even if you were 60 percent at fault for the slip and fall, you can still get compensated for the 40 percent that wasn’t your fault.
Myth #2: I can only get compensated for physical injuries.In Florida, victims of slip and fall accidents can actually receive compensation for 4 other types of damage besides physical injury. These include:
Pain and suffering
Myth #3: No one knew there was a dangerous condition, so I can’t receive compensation.If a store owner wasn’t aware of the puddle of water on the floor that made you fall, it doesn’t mean they can’t still be held accountable for the accident. It’s the responsibility of a store owner to be aware of their property at all times and put up warning signs if necessary.
If the store owner was aware and didn’t put up signs, or decided not to clean up the spill, you could receive an even bigger amount of compensation for negligence.
Have you or someone you love been a victim of a slip and fall accident?Talk to a personal injury attorney near you today.