Most of us feel safe in our own homes, as we should. That being said, you still face the risk of injury or wrongful death through no fault of your own. Florida apartment buildings can host any number of liabilities to even the most alert residents. If you have sustained injuries and need assistance determining who to hold responsible according to the Sunshine State’s laws, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Orlando slip and fall accident attorneys to learn what you should know about apartment accidents in Florida.
Who is responsible for apartment accidents in Florida?
When accidents occur in apartment buildings, it falls under premises liability law. Property owners must keep apartment buildings, playgrounds and common areas safe for the people who live there and for those who visit. Failure to do so could result in a personal injury lawsuit. That said, landlords are not the only ones you can hold liable for injuries sustained in an apartment in the state of Florida.
Who else can you hold liable for apartment accidents in Florida?
In order to determine who else you might hold liable for your injuries, you will have to assess where the accident occurred and how you received your injuries. Common injuries include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- TMJ and/or dental injuries
- Scarring and deformities
- Tears and ruptures
Should the location and injuries warrant it, you can hold the following parties responsible:
- Building owners
- Security company
- Landscaping company
- Parking lot maintenance company
- Trash removal company
- Groundskeeping company
- Construction company
In order to determine who you can hold accountable and for what, you should reach out to one of our skilled Orlando, Florida personal injury attorneys to discuss your next steps.
What can an Orlando personal injury attorney do for you?
An Orlando personal injury attorney will know Florida’s premises liability laws and how they pertain to your case. He or she will be better aware of which county and court you should file in, which counties will likely offer better jury awards and how likely it is your case will go to trial. Nothing is a given, but having a qualified legal professional representing you can help protect you from the more mundane problems that will crop up. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.