Very few people consider the sidewalk unsafe–in fact, sidewalks are here to keep individuals out of the roads, and therefore out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and if you were injured in a sidewalk accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?
Sidewalk accidents are caused by several different factors, including potholes, loose debris, standing water, surface issues, or any other hazardous materials that must be cleared away.
Who is responsible for a sidewalk accident in Florida?
In Florida, generally, the sidewalk owner is responsible for ensuring his or her sidewalk is safe for all passersby. Oftentimes, the owner of the sidewalk is considered the person who owns the adjacent property. If you can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will recover the financial compensation you deserve. However, unfortunately, insurance companies will very often try and deny you the compensation you need, so you will have to hire an experienced attorney who is more than familiar with the personal injury claims process.
An experienced attorney knows how to collect and present valuable evidence to prove your claim, such as security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents, police reports, witness testimony, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?
Every state has a statute of limitations when it comes to filing personal injury claims. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. This means, rather simply, that you have four years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. Though four years may seem like a long time, the truth is, the sooner you file, the better our firm will be able to assist you. If you wait any longer than four years, you will most likely be denied the compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen. We are ready to get the claims process started.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the potential 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.