There are few things worse than sustaining an injury in your own home, though unfortunately, apartment accidents are more common than you may think. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to learn more about apartment accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
What are the most common causes of apartment accidents?
Apartment accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though oftentimes, they are due to negligence on the part of the apartment’s owner or landlord. For example, when landlords fail to take the following actions, serious accidents and injuries can occur as a result:
- Ensure that the air and water are clean
- Ensure that the complex playground and other amenities are safe
- Ensure that all elevators and stairwells are in working condition
- Ensure that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are installed
- Ensure that all floors and balconies are in good condition
- Ensure parking lots and sidewalks are safe
Do I have a valid personal injury claim after being injured in my apartment?
If you are injured in an apartment accident, you should strongly consider hiring a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer who can work to prove several things. First, we must demonstrate that your landlord either knew or should have known about the unsafe apartment conditions. We must then prove that your landlord failed to take action to fix the issue despite having knowledge of it, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result.
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What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in FL?
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida is, generally, four years, giving you four years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injury. Waiting any longer than four years will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
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.