Unfortunately, some retirement communities do not put safety first. As a result, injuries sometimes occur in these communities. And when they do, the owners of these facilities need to be held accountable for their actions or inaction through premises liability claims.
Our experienced Florida injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. can help you every step of the way. We know how the legal system works here and what it takes to build a strong case. We have offices in The Villages and three other locations nearby in Central Florida.
Accidental injuries occurring in retirement communities involve many types of accidents and injuries. Some of the unique or stand-out features of retirement communities that can lead to accidents include:
- The presence of older people who often move around slowly
- The presence of many pedestrians in areas also frequented by delivery trucks
- Use of golf carts as everyday transportation
- A relaxed atmosphere that may lead people to forget about common sense safety precautions such as keeping doors locked or watching out for traffic
- Lack of smoke detectors in housing units
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate security
- Defective features such as swimming pools, with inadequate protections such as lifesaving devices or fences
Your or your loved one's accidental injury may have taken place in a mobile home park for seniors, a semi-gated community for retired people, in an assisted living facility or in an apartment complex with residency age restrictions. It may have occurred in a town or area of a city not formally designated as a retirement community but containing high percentages of retired people.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, our law firm can be a valuable resource for you and your family after a serious accident in a retirement community in Central Florida. We know the area and we will always put your best interests first.
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Don't underestimate the complexity of your claim. In many cases, many retirement communities deny doing anything wrong. They often insist they did everything they could to protect your safety. They may even suggest that your accident occurred because of your age or something you did.
You know the truth. You know that your accident happened because of an unmarked hazard, bad lighting or some other defect. As your attorney, we will aggressively investigate your accident and search for the facts you need to prove your claim.
After more than 25 years of law practice in Central Florida, we are well aware of common types of accidents, common injuries and promising strategies for maximizing available compensation for our clients. We can put this knowledge to work in your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers regarding your retirement community injury.