With its heat, wet soil, and humidity, Jacksonville pavement is prone to forming potholes. Potholes in roads and transit zones can be problematic if left unmarked by authorities or a property owner.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine represent people in and around Jacksonville who were hurt by a pothole in a parking lot. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733.
You May Be Able to Recover Damages From a Pothole Injury
Courts and judges attempt to repay a victim claimant for their trouble after an injury by charging or garnishing the defendant. The defendant may be the insurance company for the real estate property owner of the parking lot where the injury occurred. The main categories that judges and juries consider in weighing damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing therapy bills
- Lost earning potential
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you were hurt because of a pothole, you are not alone. A Jacksonville potholes in parking lots lawyer may be able to help you recover financial compensation after a painful injury. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine want to seek justice for people who were hurt by a parking lot pothole. Call us for more information at 1-800-747-3733.
You Should Know These Florida Pothole Laws Before Filing
The state of Florida has numerous pothole liability laws that could be relevant to your case.
A commonly used premises liability law in Florida is in the 2019 Florida Statutes § 768.0755. It details how a case can be made for slipping and falling due to a cause that was reasonably foreseeable to the property owner. These cases often hinge on whether the property owner was previously notified of the pothole or whether they should have known about it through the standard operation of their business. Ultimately, when a property owner advertises their business, there is an implied warranty of safe passage in entering or exiting the business.
Within the Florida Statutes, F.S. § 768.10 holds that any pothole larger than two feet must be marked off, or the property owner is in a code violation. Additionally, F.S. § 768.11 states that such damages will be double the actual damages sustained by the injured party. If you were hurt by a pothole that is larger than two feet, these laws could bolster your case. A Jacksonville potholes in parking lots lawyer and their team may be able to provide a full analysis of your case concerning these laws.
Relevant Parties in a Parking Lot Injury Case
Based on premises liability laws, the property owner may be held liable for your injuries. However, if your injury occurred on a government-owned parking lot, there are different, strict procedures to follow when seeking a legitimate settlement from a civic entity.
It is also common for an insurance agency to handle the case for the owner of a parking lot. Your Jacksonville potholes in parking lots lawyer may be accustomed to working with defense attorneys from insurance companies and leveraging the law to maximize client benefit.
Hire a Lawyer to Work on Your Parking Lot Injury Case
People who are injured have their hands full with doctor visits, physical therapy, managing prescriptions, and the mental and emotional tolls of healing from an injury. For these reasons, many people choose to hire an attorney to act on their behalf.
If you were injured because of a pothole in a parking lot, a member of our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may help you build a case. Give us a call at 1-800-747-3733.
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