What Should I Do After Being Injured in a Sidewalk Accident?

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There are a variety of factors that may play a part in sidewalk accidents. If you believe that your sidewalk accident was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be seeking to recover financial compensation. To learn more about filing a successful personal injury claim, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.

Continue reading to learn the most common causes of sidewalk accidents, how to take legal action after being injured, and the statute of limitations to consider when filing a personal injury claim.

What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?

The following are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents:

  • Uneven pavement
  • Loose debris on the sidewalk
  • Potholes
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Weather-related hazards
  • Unattended snow & ice

Can I take legal action after being injured in a sidewalk accident in Florida?

If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own, you may be wondering about your options for taking legal action in Florida. To recover compensation after an accident such as this, you will first need to retain the services of an experienced attorney. With their assistance, you will work to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Your attorney will also work to recover evidence to support your claim including the following:

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

This will be used to support your claim and to prove the specific negligent acts that resulted in your accident. Your attorney will prove that the property owner knew of the unsafe sidewalk condition and failed to take action to resolve them. They will then work to prove that the injuries you sustained were directly caused by the unsafe sidewalk conditions.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your personal injury claim. This is important to understand because failure to file your claim within this period of time may result in you being barred from suing. The sooner you take legal action, the better. To get the ball rolling today, give our firm a call to discuss your station. We would be happy to take on your case as soon as possible.

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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