Premises Liability Attorneys Serving Fort Lauderdale, Florida
You should never have to suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for people to sustain injuries on someone else’s property because they failed to maintain it properly. A small mistake from a property owner can cost someone their mobility, livelihood, or even their life.
If you’ve fallen victim to an injury while on someone else’s property, you don’t have to endure the pain, medical bills, or loss of mobility without compensation. A trusted and experienced premises liability attorney can help you earn the settlement you deserve.
Common Locations Where Premises Liability Claims Can Occur
Any time a property owner neglects to maintain their property and an accident occurs there’s a chance for a premises liability claim. Whether the property is personal or commercial doesn’t matter. Most often, the owner of the property is the person responsible if a person is injured or killed on their property from no fault of their own.
These are the most common locations where premises liability claims occur:
Retail and grocery stores
Roads and sidewalks
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe so others do not get injured. When dangerous conditions cause an injury, the owner of the premises may be subject to a premises liability claim. All property owners must maintain the property they own in a reasonably safe condition.
Common Examples of Premises Liability Claims
From serious injury to death, there are many different personal injuries that result in premises liability claims. As a broad legal category, the most common premises liability situations that result in claims include:
Slip and fall accidents
Fires or explosions
Swimming pool drowning
Injury from criminal assault
If the injury you sustained is not listed above, that doesn’t mean it’s not eligible for a premises liability claim. The best way to determine whether your injuries are cause for a claim is to contact a trusted attorney experienced in personal injury laws and liability claims like the attorneys at Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff, P.A.
Understanding Florida Property Negligence Laws
The owners of property in Florida must keep their property safe. If an owner creates a dangerous condition on the property, or if the owner knows that a danger exists on their property, they must take steps to correct the problem. At the very least, the owner is required to warn others of the existing danger.
The claimant has the burden to prove…
The person or entity in possession or control of the business premises owed a duty to the claimant;
The person or entity in possession or control of the business premises acted negligently by failing to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance, inspection, repair, warning, or mode of operation of the business premises. Actual or constructive notice of the transitory foreign object or substance is not a required element of proof to this claim. However, evidence of notice or lack of notice offered by any party may be considered together with all of the evidence; and
The failure to exercise reasonable care was a legal cause of the loss, injury, or damage.
An experienced attorney can help you create a case for your claim that stands up in court by uncovering the details around your injuries and the situation.
Compensation for Serious Injuries on Other People’s Property
While many injuries on someone else’s property are minor, others can be serious or even result in death. The compensation we seek for premises liability cases often include coverage for the following:
Pain and suffering
Some premises liability cases may not result in an ongoing disability but may be associated with permanent scarring. These types of cases are usually caused by animal attacks or dangerous items protruding from product racking systems. If you or your family member has sustained any scarring, call us. We will evaluate the scarring and provide advice on how best to proceed.
Knowledgeable Premises Liability Lawyers in Davie, Florida
There’s no reason to go through a difficult situation alone. If a family member has died from an injury caused by dangerous property conditions, our Davie, FL injury lawyers at Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff, P.A. can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the family.
The law team at Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff, P.A. has more than 48 years of experience helping families just like yours in and around Davie, Florida. We are committed to a unique process that helps us settle even the most difficult claims before they go to court. As a team, we give each case the personalized attention it deserves. Don’t wait any longer before you get the justice you or your loved one deserves. Call or contact the attorneys at Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff, P.A. today to schedule your free consultation.