Spring Hill, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: hi.my name is Fernando and I have aquestion about statue of limitions.In 2017 I was at a restaurant/bar down stairs .out

out side having a appetizer and a beer when a 35 lbs fan fell on the side on my head knoking me and my friend to the ground.i felt dizzie but not to bad.we left the next day I went to thehospital with a massive head ache.they did tests and said they didn't find anything.time went by and now I get dizzy when I get up and walk.i sent them the hospital bill but they never replied,sent me the letter back.i still owe the hospital and get massive headhakes.and uncordinatored.please help.Thank you

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Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
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  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Not sure where this happened. If it happened in Florida you’re still within the four year statute of limitations.

Happy to discuss with you in more detail: 305-441-0440.

Thank you for your question.

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, there is still time to file a case. If you can establish that the business owner through their acts or omissions to act caused your injury, then you can file suit. Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida about contingency fee representation, which means you don't pay anything unless you win. Was an incident report taken? Do you have witnesses? Was the 35 lb. fan on the property of the business or on a neighboring business? Call counsel to Discuss.

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Glenn J. Holzberg
Glenn J. Holzberg
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I am sorry to hear about your injury. It does sound like you have a potentially viable claim against the owner of the property. A fan should not fall, typically without negligence of some kind. In fact, there is a legal doctrine called "Res Ipsa Loquitur", essentially means the thing speaks for itself. Your symptoms sound like you may be suffering from a concussion and post concussion syndrome type injuries. You will need a good neurologist to diagnose the condition. If you have nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, double vision, floaters, white spots in your vision field hearing, change light sensitivity, headaches and overtime notice memory personality and her concentration problems you very well may have a mild traumatic brain injury.

Not all doctors or diagnostic facilities are trained to diagnose these. Lawyers with experience and recognize the symptoms where even emergency rooms and less experienced doctors could miss it. You should consult with a local lawyer immediately. I will be happy to speak to you and advise you of your rights and direct you to the proper medical care in order to determine whether you have serious injuries causally related to this accident.

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