Though we seldom think of simply taking the stairs as a dangerous thing to do, the truth is, more people are injured in staircase accidents every year than you may think. If you were in an accident caused by dangerous staircase conditions, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and get in touch with our experienced Jacksonville slip and fall attorney to learn more about how we can help you through the personal injury claims process going forward:
What are some examples of dangerous staircase conditions?
Stairwells, though rarely unsafe, can quickly turn so when the property owner fails to ensure they are safe for all those who use them. Some of the most frequent causes of staircase accidents can include loose, damaged steps, missing stairs, missing or defective handrails, insufficient lighting, unevenly spaced stairs, slippery surfaces, and more. If you were injured for any of these reasons, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Am I eligible for compensation after an accident?
To recover financial compensation after a staircase accident, you will have to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the unsafe staircase conditions, failed to take action to repair them, and that you sustained an injury as a result. This is not always easy, and the standard for valid premises liability claims in Florida is rather high, so it is paramount you appoint an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.
When working to prove your claim, our team will assemble various types of crucial evidence, including pictures of the defective staircase, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements supporting your claim, police reports of the incident, medical documents detailing the severity and origin of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits in Florida is four years, individuals will have four years from the date of their accident to pursue legal action against a negligent property owner. If you find yourself in a situation where you are seriously injured, the last thing you should do is put off filing. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have any further questions or believe you may have a valid personal injury claim against a negligent property owner, please don’t hesitate to contact Ansbacher Law today. We are here to help you in any way we can.