There are few things worse than feeling unsafe in your own home. Fortunately, Florida is home to many wonderful condos, apartments, and other rented out properties. However, there are times where these properties may become dangerous if insufficiently kept after. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to learn more about apartment accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one.
What are the most common causes of apartment or condo accidents?
There are several potential causes of apartment accidents, however, they are very frequently due to negligence on the part of the landlord. Dangerous sidewalks, failing to remove weather-related hazards timely, failing to install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, unsafe condo parking lots, and more are all common causes of parking lot accidents that landlords usually are liable for.
What should I do after being hurt in an apartment accident?
If you have been injured in an apartment accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, as they will document the incident upon their arrival. You should also take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your injuries, and ask any witnesses for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. Also, ensure you receive medical treatment after your accident and, finally, retain the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can work to obtain and present any additional evidence that may help satisfy the burden of proof. To learn more about premises liability claims, simply click the video below.
How long will I have to take legal action against my landlord in Florida?
If you are injured in an accident, you will have to file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, you will, generally, have four years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today, and you mustn’t wait any longer than four years, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen.
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.