Stairwell accidents very often happen suddenly, causing very serious injuries to unsuspecting victims who were simply going about their day. If you are someone who has been injured in a stairwell accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida premises liability attorneys today to learn more about your legal options going forward.
What are some of the most frequent causes of stairwell accidents?
Though sometimes people are injured in staircase accidents due to their own carelessness, they are very often caused by a negligent property owner. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents can include insufficient lighting in the stairway, broken railings, damaged steps, and more.
How do I recover financial compensation for a stairwell accident in Florida?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. In the case of stairwell accident, you will have to hire an attorney who can gather and collect evidence to prove that a property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe staircase conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were severely injured as a result. This is not always easy, which is why you must ensure you retain the legal assistance of a competent attorney who has been helping people through the claims process for years.
Some of the most valuable types of evidence can include pictures or videos of the accident/safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documentation detailing the extent and origin of your injuries, witness statements corroborating your story, and more.
How long do I have to take legal action against a property owner for an injury in Florida?
To sue a negligent property owner, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in Florida is four years, so you are granted four years from the date of your accident to take legal action. If you wait any longer than the four-year limit, you will generally be denied your right to financial compensation, no matter how bad you truly need it. Do not let this happen. Our firm has been helping those injured across the state of Florida for years, and we are ready to do so for you, too.
Contact our experienced Florida 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.