What You Need to Know About Stairwell Accidents in Florida

A stairway with textured golden steps and a metal handrail, beside a vibrant yellow wall and prone to stairwell accidents, contrasting with a white tiled floor, creating a bold architectural contrast.

Most of us go up and down stairs every single day, which is why we seldom imagine anything going wrong. Unfortunately, stairwell accidents do happen, and they often occur because of unsafe stairwell conditions. Please continue reading and reach out to our Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about stairwell accidents in Florida and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do stairwell accidents happen?

Stairwell accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons. Often, they are a result of property owner negligence. Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises are safe for all who enter them, and when they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur as a result. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents include slippery substances left uncleared away, broken or defective railings, missing steps, debris left on stairs, and poor lighting. If you were injured because of any of the aforementioned safety hazards, there is a chance that you will qualify for financial compensation. Our firm is here to help.

How do I win a premises liability claim?

To win a premises liability claim, you and your Jacksonville personal injury lawyer will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. There are several things you must prove to win a premises liability claim. They are as follows:

  • The property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about an unsafe property condition.
  • The property owner failed to clear away or fix the unsafe property condition.
  • You were injured as a direct result of the unsafe property condition.
  • Your injury caused you to incur significant damages.

If you can, after an accident, you should try to document the facts surrounding the incident. You can do so by calling the police, seeking immediate medical treatment, taking pictures of the unsafe property condition, and obtaining witness contact information, among other things. It is also best to bring your personal injury claim as soon as you can after your injury, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, typically, four years. Waiting longer than four years will permanently bar you from suing. If you have any further questions or you would like to get started, simply give us a call today.

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.