What to Know About Being Injured in a Sidewalk Accident in Florida

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If you have been injured in a sidewalk accident, you are likely eligible to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim. To learn more about filing a valid claim with the assistance of our experienced Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer, continue reading and contact our firm today.

What are the most common causes of sidewalk accidents?

The most common causes of sidewalk accidents are as follows:

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

Do I have a valid claim after a sidewalk accident?

You may be wondering about your options for taking legal action after being involved in a sidewalk accident due to no fault of your own. You will first need to retain the services of an experienced attorney to recover the compensation you deserve. With your attorney’s assistance, you will work to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, you will work to recover the following pieces of evidence to support your claim:

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

The above evidence will be used to support your claim to prove that negligent acts caused your accident and injuries. Your attorney will then work to prove that the property owner knew of, or should have known of, the unsafe sidewalk conditions and failed to take action to resolve them. Finally, your attorney will work to prove that the injuries you sustained were directly caused by the unsafe sidewalk conditions.

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

The statute of limitations refers to the timeframe you will have to take legal action after your accident. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years. This means that you will have four years from the date of your sidewalk accident to file your personal injury claim.

It is important to understand this timeframe because failure to file your claim within this period of time may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To get started as soon as possible, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. We will fight for your right to compensation. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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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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