Westchester Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip or fall in the Westchester area, you need experienced, aggressive personal injury attorneys to represent your legal rights so you can be fully compensated for your injuries. Learn how a Westchester, Florida slip and fall attorney can protect you during this difficult time. At Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. personal injury law firm has 50 years of practical experience representing clients after slip and fall accidents in and around Westchester the Miami area. Call our office today at (877) 475-2905 to schedule your free consultation with a Westchester slip and fall lawyer or email us through our online contact form. Our staff provides the personalized, professional service you deserve.
Westchester, Florida is a “census designated place” (CDP) within Miami-Dade County. Though it is not incorporated as a legal entity, Westchester is nonetheless home to nearly thirty thousand residents. A diverse population, many restaurants, temperate Florida weather, and close proximity to the Miami coastline make this a cozy spot within Southern Florida.
Like any other densely-populated area, Westchester is home to slip and fall hazards around every corner. When slip, trips, and falls are the result of someone else’s negligence, victims are often able to recover compensation by filing a legal claim. For this reason, it is critical for anyone hurt in an accident to speak to a slip and fall attorney in Westchester as soon as possible.How Can a Slip and Fall Accident in Westchester Impact Your Life?
Whenever a person is legally responsible (“liable”) for causing a slip and fall accident, he or he is responsible for paying for losses caused by the accident. These are known as legal damages. After a slip and fall accident, your damages may include:
- Medical expenses. This includes emergency care, primary care visits, consultations with specialists, and any pain management therapies required (such as physical therapy, chiropractic services, etc.)
- Lost wages. This can include any time you missed work as a result of the accident, including: time lost immediately after accident occurred; time missed due to doctor’s appointments, and work hours lost to picking up and returning your rental car (or dropping off and picking up your own vehicle from the repair shop).
- Pain and suffering. You are legally entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the accident, and this is often the largest component of a personal injury award. Unfortunately it is also the most subjective. It can be difficult to prove exactly how much pain someone experienced after an accident. For this reason, insurance companies often attempt to reduce the value of a pain and suffering claim. It is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney represent you and ensure that you receive the full measure of pain and suffering compensation to which you are entitled.
Pain and suffering can also include emotional damages suffered as a result of the accident. Fear, humiliation, and inconvenience are all compensable injuries. Some of these are easily measured: for example, if an accident victim requires counseling to address panic attacks that began after the accident, the costs of counseling are easily demonstrated with receipts. More general fear and distress can be difficult to measure, and insurance companies take great measures to decrease the value of these very real consequences.
- Loss of consortium. If the victim of a slip and fall accident is married at the time of the accident, the person who caused the accident is also responsible for compensating the damage to the marital relationship. This is known as loss of consortium. It compensated married accident victims for the physical and emotional impairments to the marriage as a result of the accident. This, too, is a subjective measure and can be difficult to value. An experienced attorney will ensure that you and your spouse are compensated for the difficulties you both suffered as a result of the accident.
Different accidents cause different injuries to different victims. An experienced injury attorney will identify all losses you have sustained as a result of your slip and fall accident, and ensure that they are all compensated to their fullest extent. Insurance companies invest countless sums in training their adjusters to pay as little as possible on even valid claims. Protect yourself from this with an experienced, aggressive lawyer.Call Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With a Westchester Slip and Fall Attorney
The personal injury law offices at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. are located in Miami Florida and have 46 year experience slip and fall accident victims and their families in Westchester, and other areas of South Florida. Call our law offices today at (305) 371-6000, or toll free at (877) 475-2905 to schedule your free consultation with a Westchester slip and fall lawyer or email us through our online contact form. Our legal staff provides the personalized, professional service you deserve.