Stairwell Accidents in Florida | What are the Common Causes?

Stairwell Accidents in Florida | What are the Common Causes?

Stairwell accidents can result in severe injury. If you were injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our firm today to speak with one of our seasoned Florida personal injury attorneys about the specifics of your case.

How do stairwell accidents occur in Florida?

There are many causes of stairwell accidents, however, many of them are a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of stairwell accidents that our firm has seen include the following:

  • Insufficiently lit stairwells
  • Damaged stairs
  • Uneven spacing between steps
  • Defective or broken railings
  • Lack of security

If you were injured as a result of any of the following causes, you will need to retain the services of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to analyze the specifics of your case.

Can I pursue legal action for a stairwell accident?

In the state of Florida, property owners have a duty to ensure that their property is properly maintained. If a property owner fails this responsibility, serious injuries can occur as a result. If you were injured in a stairwell accident, you may be able to trace it back to negligence if you are able to prove that:

  • The property owner was aware of the hazard that caused your accident and did not fix it, or
  • The property owner should have reasonably been aware of the hazard.

If you believe your stairwell accident was a direct result of a property owner’s negligence, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled personal injury firm today to speak with one of our dedicated attorneys.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?

Flordia has a stature of limitations of four years for most personal injury cases. This means that you must file your stairwell accident claim within four years from the date of your accident in order for you to be able to receive the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered a severe accident that has made it difficult for you to pursue legal action, our experienced personal injury attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and skill required to ensure that you are promptly filing your claim.

Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to reach out to Manuel & Thompson today to get started.

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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