When people are going about their business, either at the supermarket, at a friend’s house, crossing the road, or walking down the sidewalk, the last thing they expect is to be seriously injured in an accident. Unfortunately, this happens more often than you’d think. If you have been injured on another person’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, there is a very good chance you may be entitled to financial compensation in a premises liability claim. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Orlando personal injury attorney to learn more about these claims and how we can help you through the legal process ahead.
How do I know if I can sue a property owner for an injury?
As with any personal injury claim, to win a premises liability claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Though these claims are harder to win in Florida than in, say, New York, as long as your attorney can prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the safety hazard and failed to fix it, thereby causing your injuries and the resulting damages, you should win your claim.
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What evidence will I need to prove a premises liability claim in Florida?
To prove a premises liability claim, of course, the most valuable form of evidence is video footage of the accident itself. However, if you cannot recover security camera footage or none exists, you may also prove your claim by providing pictures of the unsafe condition, witness statements, police reports, medical documents, or even torn or stained clothing from the incident. Attorney Schmitt can help ensure you have everything you need for a strong personal injury claim.
How long will I have to sue a property owner for a wrongly sustained injury in Florida?
If you are injured in an accident in Florida, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Every state has one, though they vary from state to state. Since the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida is, generally, four years, you will, under most circumstances, have four years from the date of the incident to sue the liable party. Oftentimes, people make the mistake of waiting past the four-year mark. Do not make the same mistake. If you wait any longer than four years, you will most likely be denied your right to sue.
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.