In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:
Q: How do you prove permanent injuries from a slip and fall in Florida?
A: Sometimes proving permanent injuries from slip and fall cases is very difficult other times it’s very simple. If you slip and fall and sustain a very bad fracture of your ankle that requires surgery with hardware implanted any doctor is going to say that there is some degree of permanent injury. The difficult case is where there’s a slip and fall and there’s a back or a neck injury that doesn’t require an operation. It’s difficult at times to prove that those types of injuries are permanent. Your physician’s testimony is going to be needed. His opinion is going to count a significant amount in front of the jury.
However, the insurance company is going to have its doctor opine that there was no permanent injury. Therefore, it is critically important that you have independent witnesses who know you and who come across as being trustworthy to talk about how your life has been impacted by the injuries you sustained. When there’s conflicting evidence as to whether or not there’s a permanent injury, it’s up to the jury to decide who to believe but that’s generally how you go proving that you do have a permanent injury from a slip and fall accident.
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Do you have questions or comments? Then please feel free to send Alan an email or call him now at (954) 458-8655.
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