Can I File a Lawsuit for a Poor Lighting Accident in Florida?

Can I File a Lawsuit for a Poor Lighting Accident in Florida?

Poor lighting accidents are serious. If you were injured in one, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Where do poor lighting accidents occur in Florida?

If a property is not properly lit, it can create a hazardous environment and result in severe injury. If dim lighting is supposed to be a part of an establishment’s ambiance, the owner or manager still has a responsibility to make sure that the property is reasonably safe. The most common places that poor lighting accidents can occur are in:

  • Public restroom injuries
  • Restaurant trips and falls
  • Movie theater accidents
  • Retail store falls
  • Public transportation matters
  • Inadequately lit government buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ship accidents

What damages can I recover after a premises liability accident?

If you were injured due to a property owner’s failure to properly light their premises, you may be able to bring a successful premises liability claim. Poor lighting can cause an individual to lose perception of changes in the pavement, obstacles, and even staircases, which can result in serious injury.

If you have been injured because of an establishment’s poor lighting, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The award you can obtain is dependant on the past, current, and future hardships you have faced and will currently face. Courts will look at these factors thoroughly before determining your damages. The most common types of compensation that are awarded by the court include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in Florida?

Florida has a statute of limitations of four years from the date of an individual’s accident for most personal injury claims. This suggests that if you fail to file your poor lighting accident claim within four years from the date of your injury, you will likely lose the chance to file your claim and you not be able to recover the compensation you deserve.

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through this process and ensure that you are filing your claim promptly.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.

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