When Am I At Risk For A Personal Injury?

When Am I At Risk For A Personal Injury?A personal injury caused by the negligence of another party can happen at any time, and this is something that we find injured parties don’t realize until it’s too late. In the state of Florida, you could experience a personal injury that causes you to be entitled to compensation while you’re driving on the road, walking down the sidewalk, or shopping at your favorite store, and these accidents tend to strike when you least expect them to. In order to be eligible to receive compensation, the injury you’ve suffered must be caused by the negligence of another party, and there are several ways in which a business, land, or vehicle owner may be deemed negligent in your accident.

Personal Injuries While Out Walking, Shopping, or Eating

To set the scene, you’re having a relaxing day off walking down the sidewalk in your favorite part of town. You’re moseying along doing so window shopping, when you decide to go into a shop that looks particularly interesting. You’re looking around the store, seeing all of the merchandise, when you suddenly feel yourself slip and your leg breaks. Looking down after the initial shock has worn off, you see that there is a slippery puddle on the floor, a puddle that you wouldn’t have seen if you weren’t now laying in it. There is no marking by the puddle, nothing that cautions you to a wet floor, and now you’re injured because of it. What do you do?

Instances such as these don’t just happen while in a shop, as they can occur while walking down the sidewalk, in a restaurant, or just about anywhere. In the state of Florida, business and land owners are responsible for providing a safe environment for anyone invited onto their property or into their place of business, and should hazards be present, they are also required to warn or notify of these hazards to avoid their guests becoming injured. In the aforementioned scenario, since the puddle on the floor was not marked and a hazard was present which lead to an injury, negligence on the business owners’ behalf may be cited to allow you to receive compensation in covering the costs of your injuries.

Personal Injuries While On The Road

Automobile and motorcycle accidents are dangerous, and this is a fact that can be backed by anyone who has ever experienced one. Unfortunately, you can only control your own driving on the road, and there are other drivers who may be operating their vehicle while distracted or not paying close enough attention to the state’s motor vehicle laws. Should an accident such as this occur, and the other driver’s negligence is deemed the cause of the accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your personal injury or injuries. Automobile and motorcycle accidents can happen at any time, and in order to make a case for your personal injury, time and collecting evidence is of the essence.

Florida Statue Of Limitations For Personal Injury Cases

Each state has its own guidelines when it comes to their statute of limitations in personal injury cases. In Florida, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is 4 years, and this means that your case must be brought to court within 4 years of your accident. Should time slip away and the 4 years pass, the case will no longer be accepted in a Florida court of law, and you will not be able to collect monetary compensation.


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