Many of us have taken a spill down a stairwell at least once in our lives. In most cases, such a fall simply results in some bruises and scrapes, but we can dust ourselves off and move on with our day. Unfortunately, for many people, this is not the case, and if you’ve been seriously injured in a stairwell due to no fault of your own, you should continue reading to learn more about stairwell accidents and how our experienced Orlando personal injury attorneys can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of stairwell accidents?
Stairwell accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Though at times, they happen because someone simply missed a step, oftentimes, they are caused due to unsafe stairwell conditions. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents are as follows:
- Loose or broken handrails
- Broken steps
- Missing steps
- Spilled liquids
- Insufficient security
What should I do after being injured in a stairwell?
After sustaining an injury in a stairwell accident, you should do everything in your power to immediately begin documenting the incident. This means taking pictures of the unsafe stairwell conditions that caused your accident, asking any witnesses of your accident for their contact information, calling the police to the scene of the accident, seeking medical treatment, and retaining the services of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer who can work to fight for the compensation you deserve. Our legal team has handled several stairwell accident cases over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. To learn more about whether you may have a claim, simply click the video below.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, meaning wrongfully injured parties will have four years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. That being said, the longer you wait, the more challenging it will be to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. This is why it is always best to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you can.
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.