Florida is home to countless wonderful apartment and condominium complexes. Often, these places are charming, safe, and overall enjoyable to live in. However, there are times where negligent landlords can cause apartments to become unsafe. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Orlando premises liability attorney to learn more about apartment accidents in Florida and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most apartment accidents happen in the state of Florida?
No one expects to sustain a serious injury in their own home. Unfortunately, many people are injured in apartment accidents every single day. At times, these accidents are simply the result of a tenant’s own negligence, such as tripping over a laundry basket at night. However, often, these accidents happen when landlords fail to ensure their tenants’ premises are safe. This can happen by failing to install smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, failing to ensure tenants have clear air and water conditions, and more. Some additional common causes of apartment accidents that we see are as follows:
- Unsafe stairwells
- Unsafe sidewalks
- Poorly lit apartment complex parking lots or walkways
- Unsafe apartment playgrounds
If you were hurt in an unsafe apartment stairwell, simply watch the video below.
What should an injured person do after an accident?
When someone is injured in any type of accident, the first thing they should do is call emergency services to the scene. However, it is also important to document the accident, if you can. This means, if possible, that you should take pictures or videos of the cause of your accident, ask any potential witnesses for their contact information, and get a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should speak with a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Ensure you bring your claim within four years of the date of your accident, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, four years. Our firm can help you 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.