The state of Florida is known for its fabulous apartment complexes. However, apartment accidents are not unheard of. If you have recently been involved in an apartment accident, there is a very good chance you are now injured and require financial compensation to help you on your way to a swift recovery. Fortunately, our skilled personal injury attorneys have years of experience fighting for the compensation our clients need. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, then it is paramount you continue reading to learn more about apartment accidents and how we can help you get back on your feet again. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes apartment accidents?
Several different factors contribute to apartment accidents, including broken or absent smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, loose balconies, dangerous staircases or railings, insufficient lighting, especially in apartment complex parking lots, damaged flooring, faulty electrical circuiting, failing to maintain apartment grounds, and more.
How do I sue a negligent landlord or property owner?
To win a premises liability lawsuit, you will have to prove that your landlord or property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard present and failed to report it or take timely action to fix it and that you, therefore, were injured as a result. Unfortunately, simply filing is not enough to win financial compensation, which is why you need the assistance of an experienced attorney.
An attorney will first work to gather potentially hard-to-obtain information, such as surveillance footage of the accident. Once this, and various other types of evidence, such as medical documents, police reports, and witness statements are collected, he or she will then work to assemble this evidence as convincingly as possible to help you win the compensation you need.
How long do I have to file an apartment complex negligence lawsuit?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is four years, which gives you four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent landlord or property owner. This may sound like a lot of time, however, it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. If you make the mistake of waiting past the four-year mark to file, you will be denied the compensation you truly deserve.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.