Florida Premises Liability Lawyers
Premises liability refers to the idea that everyone must exercise reasonable care regarding their property. Property owners must take precautions regarding the ownership and maintenance of their property in order to minimize the risk of injury. Slip and fall injuries are the most common type of claim, however, premises liability is a very broad area of personal injury law. Any of the following may lead to a premises liability claim:
- Swimming pool injuries or drowning
- Incidents arising from negligent security (assault, etc.)
- Elevator or escalator injuries
- Dog bites
- Injuries from snow and ice
- Amusement park injuries
- Injuries from asbestos or lead
If you sustained an injury on any public or private premises, you may have legal grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Contact a personal injury attorney for a free case evaluation.
What is Negligence?
Premises liability cases are based on a legal concept known as “negligence.” Simply, this means that a property owner’s action or inaction led directly to your injuries. To pursue a personal injury claim under premises liability law, all the following must apply:
- The owner of a property knew, or should have known, about a dangerous condition on their premises. This could be a broken staircase, slippery surface, tripping hazard, or even a poorly lit campus walkway.
- Despite knowing about this hazard, the property owner did not take steps to fix it (committed negligence).
- This negligence led to your injuries, and you suffered damages as a result.
Types of Damages in a Premises Liability Case
Florida law allows victims of negligence to pursue a couple types of damages in a personal injury claim:
- Economic damages compensate for medical expenses, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation and therapy, and any loss in earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages compensate victims of negligence for the intangible losses associated with the accident. This includes pain, suffering, loss of partnership and consortium, and any loss in life quality.
Your Next Steps
If you or a loved one incurred an injury on someone else’s property, you might be full of questions:
- “How will I pay for my medical bills?”
- “How will I make up for missed work?”
- “How will I provide for my family while I’m healing?”
A personal injury claim can help you answer all these questions and more. At Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, we believe you should never have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. Call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Put our extensive experience and track record of success to work for you!