Halloween is many people’s favorite time of the year. While we gear up for a day of candy, festivities, and good-natured scares, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes, there are real scares when someone is injured in an accident. If you or your child was injured on another party’s property, you may be seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are property owners responsible for?

All property owners must ensure their land is safe for everyone who comes onto their premises. When a homeowner knows that children will be going up and down their driveway, or perhaps cutting through their lawn on a night like Halloween, he or she is responsible for clearing away any potential safety hazards that may cause an accident.

How do I file a lawsuit against someone with an unsafe property?

To win a lawsuit against a negligent party, your attorney will have to satisfy the burden of proof, which means that he or she must prove that you or your child were indeed injured at the hands of another party. Suing negligent property owners is known as filing a “premises liability lawsuit.” You may only win these claims if you can prove that a property owner did not take reasonable action to ensure you or your child’s safety.

Do I need an attorney to file a personal injury claim?

Hiring an attorney drastically increases your chances of winning your claim. Attorneys are trained in collecting and presenting evidence in the most effective manner possible. An experienced attorney will use things such as surveillance videos or pictures of your accident as it happened, witness statements verifying your claim, medical documents, police reports of the incident, and more to prove your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations in Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years. This means you have four years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your claim, so you must act as soon as you can. By reaching out to our firm today, you begin the claims process immediately and boost your chances of winning the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent party, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm today.