If you were injured during a slip and fall on the property of someone else, you'll want to seek out any opportunity available to receive compensation. Right off the bat, you can either file a claim with the property owner's insurance company or you can file a personal injury lawsuit. There are several laws you'll need to take into consideration, but there are a couple that are of utmost importance: the statute of limitations and comparative negligence.
Florida Law: Statute of Limitations for Slip & Fall Accidents
In case you're not familiar with the term, a statute of limitation is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Think of it as your deadline. If you don't file a lawsuit by the deadline, your case will be dismissed. For slip and fall cases, you have four years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit — be it for personal injury (broken arm, sprained ankle, etc) or property damage (cracked phone, a broken watch, etc). From a professional standpoint, it's in your best interest to file a lawsuit as soon as possible. Doing so will give you more time in case you have to go to court if the property owner isn't willing to settle.