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CAN I SUE MY APARTMENT COMPLEX AFTER A SLIP AND FALL OR TRIP AND FALL?

If you have been injured in a slip and fall in Florida at your apartment complex, you may be entitled to compensation. Apartment property owners have a duty to make sure that their premises are safe and free of dangerous conditions that can cause you injury. Slip or trip and falls can happen anywhere. Typically, slip and falls and trip and falls at apartment complexes occur as a result of the following:

Wet or slippery surfaces, such as wet stairwells. Often apartment complex stairwells are open and outdoor which can get wet and slippery when it rains. If your apartment complex knows or should know by proper maintenance and inspection that the stairwell causes water build up or is not slip resistance and you fall – you are entitled to compensation.

Uneven surfaces such as potholes, raised or uneven sidewalks, torn carpeting, broken stairs or tiles. These types of conditions should be properly inspected and repaired by the apartment property owner and when the fail to do so, you can get seriously injured.

Poor lighting. If you fall at night or in a stairwell as a result of poor or inadequate lighting, you are entitled to bring a claim for your injuries. This is because if wasn’t for the apartment complexes failure to have proper lighting, you would have not fallen and got hurt.

Loose or broken handrails.

If you have been injured as a result of slip and fall or trip and fall, you should call a personal injury lawyer immediately. It is important to speak with an injury attorney to discuss your legal rights immediately. Hiring an attorney quickly will ensure that a preservation letter is sent to the apartment complex to preserve all evidence or any video camera footage depicting your fall.

Here at Workman Injury Law, Florida slip and trip and fall attorney Devon Workman has handled numerous cases against apartment complexes for slip and falls on wet stairs, wet and slippery parking lots, uneven and raised sidewalks, all which resulted in successful settlements for his clients. Call today for your free case evaluation – 954-361-3997.