There are town homes that are still being constructed and the pavements continue to get uneven, unlike the first few town home that were made a couple of years back.
Most likey. There are a number of possible responsible parties such as the developer, contractors, home association, city or adjacent homeowners. Preserve evidence of the areas where the accident occurred and injuries (i.e. photos), obtain names and addresses of possible witnesses and responsible parties, get treatment and get an attorney to protect the claim. You should also be made aware that your own comparative negligence will be an issue such as the defect being open and obvious.
The answer is maybe. You have not provided enough facts to determine the answer one way or the other. A lot depends on the case law that has developed in your area (Florida) with regard to this type of case. What was your legal status on the property as an individual (i.e. invitee, trespasser, etc.)? Who owns the property? It sounds like it is residential, but still under construction. Is there something the construction company should have done to safeguard against a dangerous condition that it may have created?
I recommend that you sit down with an attorney immediately. Many personal injury attorneys will give you a free consultation to discuss this very question. If you have a case, many personal injury attorneys will take your case on a contingent fee basis (in other words, they do not get paid unless they recover something for you). You can use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" tool to locate an attorney near you.
Possibly. You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing.
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There may be a claim to be pursued. It is important that you take care of the injury and receive medical care for it. As my colleagues have pointed out in previous answers, photographs of the injuries are important. Also have someone take photographs of the exact place where you tripped and fell. Make sure to get photos of any broken sidewalk or walkway where you fell, or any uneven portions. Make note of any witnesses that may have seen you fall as well. I encourage you to contact an attorney that deals with falls resulting in injuries. There may be additional evidence to secure right away, since it seems there is current construction in the neighborhood. There are other issues to explore and address.
In my opinion, there is a potential case.
You should get photos of the area and the injury and get treatment.
As with any trip and fall, factors such as lighting conditions, open and obvious, and how uneven the pavement is will come into play.
I am a Florida Licensed attorney and this comment constitutes my opinion based on the limited information provided. Seeking the advice of an licensed attorney in your State that can gather more information with regards to your particular situation is advisable.
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