A person has the legal right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation when they are injured in Pensacola due to someone’s error or negligence. When the case arises out of a slip and fall, the victim must be able to prove several elements to the court.
When a person slips and falls, and sustains injury, on the property of another, they may file a personal injury lawsuit. The property on which the accident occurred could be a private or public one. It could also be owned by the government. To be successful in court, the victim must be able to prove:
- The slipped and fell on the property of the person named in the lawsuit
- The accident resulted in injury
- The injury was a result of the accident itself
- The owner of the property did not maintain that property in a way that was reasonably safe
When a person slips and falls and is injured, they may be able to recover damages. These damages may include payments for past and future medical bills, wages that were lost due to an inability to work as the result of the injury and more. The person may also be compensated for loss of consortium and pain and suffering.
An experienced personal injury attorney can assist a victim in determining if they have the elements necessary for a successful case. The attorney can then file the lawsuit and represent the victim in court.