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Apartment accidents can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were hurt in one, do not wait to reach out to our skilled Tampa slip and fall lawyer. Our legal team is on your side.

What are the common causes of apartment accidents in Florida?

There are a number of ways that apartment accidents can occur in Florida. However, the bulk of these accidents are a result of landlord negligence. In Florida, landlords who rent their properties out to tenants are legally required to do what is necessary to make sure that their apartments are safe to live in. In most cases, landlords follow this commitment and care for the well-being of their tenants, however, unfortunately, other landlords may not, which then results in injuries. Luckily, so long as you can show that you were hurt as a direct result of your landlord’s actions/inaction, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim. Some of the most typical causes of apartment accidents include and are not limited to the following:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Failing to ensure smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are installed
  • Failing to maintain apartment elevators/stairwells
  • Neglecting to make sure any playgrounds on the premises is safe
  • Unsafe apartment parking lot or sidewalk conditions

Can I recover damages for my injuries?

If you were hurt in an apartment accident and would like to pursue legal action, it is in your best interest to reach out to a skilled attorney today to help you acquire the compensation you need to heal. In Florida, there are two types of financial compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the financial cost of your injury, and non-economic damages deal with the emotional toll your accident took on you. With non-economic damages, our firm can help you seek legal compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more. Give us a call today.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive in Florida. This is because the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, which suggests that you should not wait more than four years from the date of your accident to seek legal action against your landlord. If you fail to file within the required deadline, you will miss out on the opportunity to file your claim entirely. Contact our firm today so that you can be certain that you will meet each of your claim’s critical deadlines.

Contact Our Experienced Florida Firm

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you need an attorney who truly cares about your right to heal. Merricks Law Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip and falls, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group today.

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