Sidewalk Accidents in Florida | What You Should Know

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Sidewalk accidents can cause serious injuries. If you are facing the consequences of one, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case with a Tampa sidewalk accident lawyer. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

How do sidewalk accidents occur?

There are a number of different causes of sidewalk accidents, however, the most common is a result of property owner negligence. Some examples include:

  • Weather-related hazards
  • Uneven pavement
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Loose debris on the sidewalk
  • Potholes

What steps should I take after my sidewalk accident?

If you would like to pursue legal action after your sidewalk accident, you will need to hire the services of a skilled attorney to obtain the compensation you need to heal. With the help of an attorney, you can work to demonstrate that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. In order to accomplish this, you should do your best to obtain the following pieces of evidence to reinforce your claim:

  • Photos or videos of the dangerous sidewalk conditions
  • Police reports
  • Medical documentation that describes the extent and origin of your injuries
  • Witness testimony
  • Surveillance footage of the accident as it happened

By implementing the above evidence in your claim, your attorney will be able to use it to support your claim to prove that negligent acts caused your accident and injuries. Your lawyer will then work to establish that the property owner knew of, or should have known of, the unsafe sidewalk conditions and failed to take action to resolve them. Lastly, your attorney will work to prove that the injuries you endured were a direct result of the hazardous sidewalk conditions.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida?

The state of Florida has imposed a deadline, also known as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Typically, for most personal injury cases, this deadline is four years. This suggests that you will have four years from the date of your sidewalk accident to file your personal injury claim.

It is crucial to understand that if you miss this deadline, you will likely lose the opportunity to fire your claim entirely and recover the compensation you deserve. That is why it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side that can help ensure that you meet all of your claims deadlines. Reach out to our firm today and speak with a Tampa slip and fall lawyer today. We are on your side.

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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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