What You Should Know About Sidewalk Accidents in Florida

What You Should Know About Sidewalk Accidents in Florida

Though most people do not consider sidewalks to be particularly dangerous, they are a fairly common site for serious injuries. If you have recently sustained an injury in a sidewalk accident due to a property owner’s negligence, please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the premises liability claims process ahead.

What should I do after being injured in a sidewalk accident?

If you are injured in a sidewalk accident, you should call the police, who will send an ambulance to transport you to a hospital for treatment. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused you to slip and fall, ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information, and ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, ensure you retain the services of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result.

How long will I have to sue someone for an injury sustained in a sidewalk accident?

If you have been wrongly injured in a sidewalk accident, you may wish to wait to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries to see if they first heal on their own. However, we cannot advise you to do so, because the statute of limitations is very different in Florida depending on the circumstances of your injuries. For example, in most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, giving the wrongly injured four years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party. However, if you were injured on a sidewalk that is owned by a municipality, you will only have a matter of months to file what is known as a Notice of Claim. This is why if you have been injured, you must reach out to a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney as soon as you can who can analyze the circumstances of your injury and work to meet all the necessary deadlines so you can win the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

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.

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