Accidents happen all the time in public places, but who is responsible? Often, the cause of an accident is a hazard that could be avoided with proper maintenance of the property. If that is the case with your injury, it is likely that the premises is liable for your damages.
Age Is No Issue
Saint Augustine is full of historical places that are open to the public. Even though these places developed before modern building codes, property owners and operators have a responsibility to keep facilities maintained. No matter what the age of a property, no one should have to risk falling and breaking bones because something such as an ignored parking lot pothole.
Responsibility To Warn
If there are areas that are not safe, it is their responsibility to post warnings about the dangers accessing such things as uneven walking surfaces and low doorway clearances. Natural areas such as parks and beaches also need to post warnings when conditions warrant such as warning flags for high surf and stinging marine animals.
Limited Reporting Time
If your injury was from something like slipping on a wet floor in an office building or tripping over unstocked merchandise at a store and hitting your head, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim for compensation. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injuries is four years from the date of the injury. The support you receive can pay your medical expenses, reimburse for lost wages and help compensate for your suffering.