There are many people in the state of Florida who live in apartment buildings that are run by a landlord. In doing so, they trust these landlords will care for their property so that those who live there are safe. However, while this is true in most cases, there are some instances in which there are negligent landlords who fail to do so and cause certain hazards to arise. This can include defective smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, unsafe stairwells, mold/asbestos, and more. When this happens, it can threaten the safety of those who live there. Those who become injured at a landlord’s expense can pursue legal action with the help of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. 

What do I do After an Apartment Accident?

Those who become injured due to a negligent landlord can file a personal injury claim to pursue legal action. During this time, they must prove negligence by showing that the landlord knew, or should have reasonably known about the conditions that caused the accident and their injuries but failed to fix it. This can be done with proper evidence such as medical documentation of the injuries, pictures or video of the hazard, witness testimonies, and more. 

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

After an accident, an injured person should not wait too long to file a personal injury claim if they want to pursue legal action. This is due to the fact that there is a statute of limitations in place. Simply put, this is a deadline by which the injured party is required to file a personal injury claim, otherwise they can lose their opportunity to do so. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years from the date of the injury. 

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To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.