When many people think of accidents, they picture car crashes or those injured at work. However, these are not the only instances where someone can sustain injuries. Unfortunately, many suffer harm while in stores and in the homes of others. While they may seem like unfortunate accidents, you may be eligible for compensation through a premises liability claim if the property owner’s negligence leads to your harm. Keep reading to learn more about how a Broward County personal injury attorney can help you navigate the process of receiving justice.
What Are the Most Common Premises Liability Accidents?
Unfortunately, there are a number of ways in which someone can suffer an injury on someone else’s property.
Some of the most common premises liability accidents that occur are slips and falls. These can happen when a property owner does not maintain stairwells and flooring or leaves unmarked wet spots on the floor among other hazards. As a result, the injured party can suffer broken bones, head injuries, and sprains.
Similarly, dog bites are common for many when it comes to residential property injuries. It is the owner’s responsibility to take the necessary steps to mitigate damages if they know their dog is dangerous. This includes putting up signs, keeping the dog away from others by ensuring it is in an enclosed space (i.e., a fenced-in yard), and leashing the dog if outside of this space. Dog bites can cause serious harm, such as nerve damage and infections.
It is important to remember that it is not only the responsibility of residential property owners to ensure there are no hazards for visitors. Locations like stores, municipal buildings, and movie theaters also have a responsibility to mitigate risks. Failure to fix hazards will most likely be deemed negligence.
What Is the Statute of Limitations in Florida?
In Florida, those who are injured due to the negligence of a property owner may be eligible for compensation. However, this claim must be filed in time, otherwise, the injured party loses their right to pursue damages.
Recently, Florida changed the rules surrounding the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This means those injured now have two years to file a claim against a negligent property owner.
It is critical to file a claim as soon as possible. Though you have two years, you should not wait that long to pursue compensation. Unfortunately, if you wait too long, you take the chance of witnesses moving away and essential records becoming lost.
When you need help, the Finizio Law Group is ready to assist. Our dedicated legal team will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured due to a negligent property owner. Contact our team today to learn how we can help you.