Florida is known for its many wonderful apartments throughout the state. However, unfortunately, landlords do not always do their part to ensure their tenants are living in a safe, hazard-free environment. If you are someone who has been injured in an apartment accident and is now looking to receive financial compensation, please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida premises liability attorneys.
What can cause an apartment accident?
Apartment accidents can be caused by various factors, and though sometimes they are unavoidable, this is not always the case. Landlords are responsible for ensuring the premises are safe for all tenants, and when they do not, accidents often happen as a result. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents can include harmful mold or asbestos present, defective or missing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, damaged flooring, poorly lit parking lots or walkways, weather-related hazards left unattended, and more.
What should I do if I was injured in an apartment accident?
If you were injured in an apartment accident, the first thing you should do is speak with any witnesses to the accident and ask them for their contact information so they can corroborate your story. From here, you should seek immediate medical attention and retain the services of an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Your attorney will have to gather and assemble evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of your landlord’s negligence. To prove your claim, your attorney will work to obtain various types of valuable evidence, such as surveillance footage of the accident as it happened.
What is the statute of limitations for apartment accident injuries in Florida?
When you are injured and plan on taking legal action against a negligent landlord, you must do so within a certain window of time. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, you will have four years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action. Though this may sound like a lot of time, the truth is, the sooner you bring your case to our firm’s attention, the better. If you wait past the four-year mark, you will most likely be barred from suing.
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.