What Happens if I’m Injured on Property Owned By the State?

What Happens if I’m Injured on Property Owned By the State?

Unfortunately, accidents and injuries happen every single day here in the state of Florida. That being said, if you are someone who was hurt on or by property owned by the state of Florida or a municipality, there are certain things you should know about the procedure for bringing a personal injury claim. Please continue reading and contact our Orlando, Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about these claims and how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I know if I was injured on property owned by the state?

The first thing you should understand is that there are certain key differences between injuries sustained on private property and injuries sustained on property owned by the state. This can include sustaining an injury because of unsafe conditions at the post office, or even sustaining an injury on public transportation, such as a bus accident. If you were injured on or by property owned by the state, you will have less time than normal to bring a personal injury claim. In Florida, you will only have three years to bring your Notice of Claim.

What can I do to maximize my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

If you are injured in any sort of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, it is paramount that you do everything in your power to document the circumstances of your accident. For example, the first thing you should do is call the police to the scene of your accident. You should then take pictures of the accident/its cause, obtain witness contact information so they may verify your claim, and ensure you receive immediate medical treatment and keep a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should ensure you retain the services of an experienced St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer who can work to gather and present all other information needed to prove your personal injury claim. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the process going forward.

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.

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