Most of us feel safe and sound in our own homes, as we should. That being said, if you live in an apartment, your landlord is largely responsible for ensuring your home is safe, and if he or she failed to do so and you were injured, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Please continue reading and speak with our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about apartment accidents in Florida and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of apartment accidents?
Apartment accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons. At times, they are simply a result of a tenant’s careless behavior, however, in many cases, apartment accidents are a result of landlord negligence. Landlords are responsible for ensuring apartments and their complexes are safe for their tenants, and when they fail to do so, apartment accidents can occur. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents in Florida are as follows:
- Unsafe or poorly lit apartment complex parking lots
- Dangerous apartment complex sidewalks
- Lack of smoke or carbon monoxide detectors in apartments
- Unsafe apartment stairwells or elevators
- Unsafe apartment complex playgrounds, tennis courts, or other unsafe amenities
- Dangerous living conditions, such as disturbed asbestos being present or unsanitary tap water
- Dangerous balconies
Can I improve my chances of winning a personal injury claim?
Fortunately, you can. After an accident, you should call 911 and seek immediate medical treatment. Upon arrival, the police will write up a report of the accident and you will be transported to a hospital for treatment. However, before police arrive, if you can, you should take pictures of the unsafe apartment conditions that caused your accident and ask witnesses for their contact information. You should also notify your landlord of the accident. Once you are treated in a hospital, you should receive a copy of all medical documents and bills associated with your injury and retain the services of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?
All those who’ve been wrongfully injured in Florida must file their personal injury claim in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations, which is four years. Waiting longer than four years to bring a claim will result in you losing your right to do so. We are here to assist you today. Pick up the phone and give us a call.
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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.