Most of us do not imagine sustaining a serious injury while simply walking down the sidewalk. Unfortunately, many people are injured in sidewalk accidents every single day, and if you are one of them, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about sidewalk accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
How do sidewalk accidents most commonly occur?
Sidewalk accidents are generally a result of negligence, and while at times, they are the result of a careless pedestrian, they are frequently due to unsafe sidewalk conditions. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include uneven pavement, loose pavement, debris left on the sidewalk, potholes, standing water, and more.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
To win any personal injury claim in Florida, you will have to hire a knowledgeable Orlando personal injury attorney who can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that the property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe sidewalk conditions, failed to take action to fix them timely, and that you were seriously injured and incurred significant damages as a result.
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How long can I wait to sue after being injured in an accident in Florida?
In most cases, when someone is injured in an accident, they will have to file their personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Under most circumstances, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, meaning the injured party cannot wait any longer than four years from the date of his or her accident to sue. Oftentimes, sidewalks are owned by private citizens, and in this case, you will have four years to sue. However, if you were injured on a sidewalk owned by a municipality, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within three years of the date of your accident. You will then have to wait at least 180 days from there to file your personal injury claim. Failing to do so will most likely result in you being permanently barred from suing. We can 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.