You should not have to worry about basic safety when you leave your house. Whether in a store, at school or work, at the park, or on someone else’s private property, you expect a certain level a safety. And you certainly don’t expect to be injured because a property owner has failed to maintain safety on the premises.
In the state of Florida, if you are injured because of a property owner’s negligence (failure to do the right thing) and are seriously injured as a result, then you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. It’s important to seek a skilled premises liability attorney early in your case to achieve the best possible outcome.
What is premises liability?
The state of Florida stipulates that premises liability laws hold property owners responsible for injuries that occur to others while on their property. These injuries can be the result of a number of different accidents such as,
- Slip and falls
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Toxic fumes/chemicals
- Swimming pool accidents
- Mechanical malfunctions
- Construction defects
- Maintenance negligence
- Home-related mishaps
Slip and falls are the most common accident under premises liability, and they are most often caused by stepping on a wet or slippery surface. Anyone can be a victim, but slip and falls most commonly occur with the elderly in nursing homes and workers in the workplace. All too often, victims and property owners disagree on whether the conditions that led to the accident were foreseeable (and therefore the property owner’s fault), so it’s important to hire an attorney with experience in slip and fall and all other property accident cases.