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.
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
Swimming pool accidents
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.
How the courts determine fault in premises liability cases involves various factors such as,
The way an individual was using the property
Foreseeability of the specific accident
The circumstance under which the visitor was on the property
Reasonableness of the owner’s efforts to warn visitors of existing dangerous conditions.
The level of responsibility of the owner is also dependant on the nature in which the visitor was on the property. In other words, what were you doing there? Were you an invitee, a licensee (invited or uninvited), or were you trespassing?
The state of Florida grants special laws to children on properties, whether they are trespassing or not. The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine applies to swimming pools, construction equipment, hot tubs, septic tanks, appliances, gravel pits, and other enticing objects for children. Whatever the case, I can help.
I am an experienced and aggressive premises accident attorney that has been assisting clients with personal injury claims for 25 years. I offer a free initial consultation to accident victims. This one-on-one, personalized free legal consultation with me can help you discover what rights and compensation you may be entitled to as a victim of premises negligence.
Have you been injured on someone else’s property? Have you been the victim of a safety code violation? Has your child been injured by hazardous conditions on another property? When property owners fail in their duty to protect anyone on the premises from harm, I believe they should be held accountable. I will help you seek justice and compensation. Contact me today.