When the words premises liability are mentioned, the first thought is usually a slip and fall injury lawsuit. While slip and fall cases certainly fall under premises liability law, they are far from being the only type of premises liability legal action.
Under Florida law, all property owners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe from danger or potential injury to the visitors of that property. In some cases, this includes trespassers, covered under Florida’s Attractive Nuisance Doctrine.
If a property owner knows or should reasonably know that a dangerous condition exists on their property, they have a legal obligation to correct the hazard or warn visitors of its existence.
If someone is injured due to an unsafe property condition and it can be proven that the owner did not fix or warn of the danger, the injured party may have a legal claim against the owner.
We believe that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer shouldn’t prevent any premises liability accident victim from obtaining sound legal counsel. Because of this, our law firm handles all premises liability claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out of pocket expenses and you only owe attorney’s fees if we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court.
Florida’s premises liability law covers a wide range of potential lawsuits. Any of the following claims would fall under premises liability law:
Because of the numerous variables that may be involved, determining the value of a premises liability injury claim can be complicated. Among the many factors involved in valuing a premises liability claim, some include the victim’s lost wages, medical bills, projected future medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The party responsible for the injury to the victim can also be a factor in determining the value of a premises liability claim.
For instance, in Florida, there is a $200,000.00 sovereign immunity cap for personal injury claims against municipalities.
In addition, many commercial property owners have third parties that operate businesses or perform maintenence on their property. The owner, the third party or both may be held accountable for a premises liability related injury.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligence of another property owner, it is in your best interest to hire a law firm experienced in premises liability claims. Only with experience and a thorough investigation will you receive an accurate claim valuation.
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