Q: A shelf in my apartment kitchen pantry fell hit me in my right leg and caused a blood clot to form. Can I sue?
A: Were YOU also aware of the problem? If you were, the defendant may claim that you assumed the risk of injury.
A: Yes, you can sue. The real question is what, if anything, will you recover? A lot more information is needed to determine how much you may get if successful or if you may even be successful. Remember, there's something called comparative negligence, which reduces your recovery (if you go to court) by your own percentage of fault. The value of your case is based on damages including the cost of past and future medical care, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. There's no doubt that liability (fault) will be a hot topic on your case as well. I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles premises liability personal injury cases.
A: Yes you can sue. A failure to inspect for hidden dangers is negligence on the part of the property manager. Your case value would depend upon the extent of your injuries. You should seek medical attention and follow your doctor’s orders so that your file can be documented. Retain counsel here in the Central Florida area for contingency fee representation, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win your case..
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