Florida’s Slip and Fall Statute of LimitationsTampa Bay Legal News
Any place you go can have perils or hazards that can cause you to slip and fall. There is a specific duty of care that a property owner has to others to keep their premises safe and to address any potential dangers so that others are not harmed when they lawfully enter. Common areas where slip and fall accidents happen are doorways, stairs, uneven ground, slick surfaces, or poorly lit locations. However, these are not the only places where a slip and fall event can happen.
Slip and fall incidents can result in minor harm or severe and debilitating injuries. For some populations, like the elderly, a slip and fall incident can cause major physical bodily harm that leads to death. In Florida, victims of slip and fall accidents should connect with a legal professional for assistance with the slip and fall accident claims process. The Tampa slip and fall accident injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law can advise you on your options when it comes to determining if you have a case to recover financial compensation for your damages.
How Long Do You Have to File a Florida Slip and Fall Injury Accident Claim?
When an injury accident happens, a victim that has a legal right to file a claim only has a limited time to do so. Every state has different rules regarding the length of time that one has to file a claim. This length of time is known as the statute of limitations. Florida’s statute of limitations for a slip and fall injury accident is four years from the date that the incident took place.
It is best that when you have been harmed in a slip and fall incident you do not delay in having an attorney review your case. If you do have a case to file a personal injury claim then getting started on your claim sooner than later is essential. There is much work that goes into filing a successful claim. Your attorney will need time to investigate your accident and gather as much evidence as possible. Delaying an investigation makes it much harder to find pertinent and powerful evidence to help your case as evidence can be lost or with respect to witness testimony, memories can become foggy.
It takes time to put together a strong claim for compensation. Four years seems like plenty of time but in reality, the amount of work that is required for a strong suit can be substantial and four years can go by fast. Quick action after a slip and fall injury event is necessary to give a victim the best chances of having success with their claim.
Speak with a Florida Slip and Fall Accident Injury Attorney Today
Depending on how severe your slip and fall accident injuries were, you may be entitled to a large cash settlement. Damages you may include in your claim could be current and future medical expenses, pain, and suffering, household expenses, current, and future missed wages, and emotional distress.
To have your slip and fall accident experience evaluated by an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law, please call (813) 463-0123 to schedule a free consultation.