What Experts Do You Need in a Florida Slip and Fall Case?
Have you been injured in a Florida slip and fall accident? If so, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the property owner for your injuries and damages. However, you must file a slip and fall claim in order to collect damages. This may require a lawsuit if the property owner or the insurance company denies liability or fails to negotiate a fair and just settlement.
It is in your best interest to retain an experienced slip and fall attorney to represent your interests. The insurance company for the property owner has a team of professionals working for it to limit the amount of money it must pay to you for your slip and fall case. You deserve to have the same or superior representation fighting on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Using Experts in a Slip and Fall Case
Some slip and fall cases are complex and require the use of experts. We have built a strong network of experts we can call upon whenever a slip and fall case requires the use of an expert. Below are examples of some of the experts we use in slip and fall cases.
- Vocational and Medical Experts — In a slip and fall case where your injury will require ongoing medical treatment, medical experts are very helpful in estimating future medical costs. In the event you are unable to return to work or you cannot work in the same field, a vocational expert can estimate the earning losses you will sustain due to the accident.
- Accident Reconstructionists — These experts are needed in cases where the defendant is disputing liability. An accident reconstructionist uses science to recreate the accident based on the evidence collected at the accident scene, pictures, eyewitness testimony, and your injuries. By recreating the accident, this type of expert can testify that the defendant was liable for the injury based on the evidence collected and actually “show” the jury how the accident happened to back up the expert’s testimony.
- Architects, building inspectors, and engineers — Slip and fall cases hinge on proving the property owner was somehow negligent and that negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injury. In some cases, having a building inspector testify that the property did not comply with city codes or ordinances is necessary. In other cases, we may need an architect or engineer to testify the structure was not sound or the design was flawed.
- Flooring and/or traction specialists – If your slip and fall case involves flooring, pavement, or any type of surface you walk upon, a traction specialist may be required to explain how friction affects the safety of the flooring. If you slip on a surface, we may need to prove that the floor was not safe to walk on – only an expert who understands traction, friction, and drag can perform the calculations needed in this type of slip and fall case.
Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your slip and fall case, we may call upon other experts to prove negligence, prove the severity of your injuries, and/or the extent of your damages.
Contact an Experienced Boca Raton Slip and Fall Attorney
The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. has the network of experts you need on your side to win your slip and fall case. Our slip and fall lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to fight against large insurance companies seeking to deny your claim.
Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.