A woman from New York recently filed a laws suit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US Inc. after slipping and falling while at Typhoon Lagoon in Lake Buena Vista.
The victim slipped and fell on a wet substance near a wave pool on the defendant’s property. She claims that when she slipped, the defendant had allegedly failed to warn her and other patrons of the slippery walkway, failed to inspect and maintain their property so that it is reasonably safe, and failed to use non-skid materials or paint.
Plaintiff Seeking Damages for Multiple Injuries
The plaintiff alleges she endured pain and suffering, bodily injury, inconvenience, disability, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life and a loss of earnings as a result of the incident.
The complaint was filed on April 24, 2017 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
The Importance of Understanding the Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations places a restrictions on how long you have to file a lawsuit against one or more negligent parties. When it comes to slip and fall injuries in Florida, the majority of personal injury victims must have their lawsuit filed within four years of the incident as per Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a).
One exception is if someone has died as a result of a slip and fall injury and the family or estate wants to file a wrongful death claim. In these situations the lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the person’s death.
Another exception is if you slip and fall on government property. There are strict rules to follow if you want to file a lawsuit or a claim against the federal or state government, starting with giving what is known as a “notice requirement” which most often has a 30 day deadline from your date of injury.
Protect Your Health with the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA
Keith Bregoff, PA in the Vero Beach, Florida area is experienced in handling cases slip and fall cases against private property owners, large corporations, government bodies and insurance companies. We dedicate ourselves to every case to ensure that the losses our clients are forced to endure due to the negligence of someone else are fully compensated for.
To speak to a personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, PA for free, we welcome you to call (772) 492-8967.