Premises Liability

Premises Liability

When a person is injured on another person’s property in Florida, it falls under the category of premises liability law. Under these laws in Florida, it is possible to hold the property owner liable for paying compensation related to the injuries the accident victim sustained. Our law firm has the necessary experience handling different types of premises liability claims including:

  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Construction hazards and dangers
  • Exposed wiring
  • Broken handrails or stairs
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Uneven stairs, curbs, or sidewalks
  • Accidents that occur in private homes
  • Fires that result from a dangerous condition on a property
  • Toxic chemicals on a property that are not properly safeguarded
  • Negligent security, including broken locks on doors, low lighting, negligent or inadequate security personnel, and defective surveillance cameras

Proving a Premises Liability Claim

Unfortunately, simply being injured on someone else’s property is not enough to successfully win a lawsuit. You must prove:

  • The defendant owned, occupied, or otherwise had control over the property;
  • The defendant owed you a duty of care;
  • You were injured due to the property owner’s negligence; and
  • The defendant knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition on the property and did not take adequate steps to correct the condition;
  • You suffered damages, such as medical expenses, as a result of your injuries.

What To Do If You Have Been Hurt On Someone Else’s Property

The steps you take after becoming hurt on another person’s property can greatly protect your claim. The most important steps to take include:

  • Get medical help: Your health should be your top priority after an accident and you must seek medical help immediately. Getting medical treatment immediately following your injury will ensure your injuries do not become worse, and will document your injuries, which will serve as very important evidence.
  • Take pictures: If you cannot take pictures yourself, ask someone to take them for you. Take pictures of the hazard you slipped or tripped on, and make sure the photos are time-stamped to prove when the accident occurred. Also make sure you keep any clothes that you were wearing that became damaged, as these can also be used as evidence.
  • Speak to witnesses: If anyone saw your accident, ask them for their name and phone number so your premises liability can follow up with them in the future.
  • Speak to a lawyer: Premises liability law is very complicated and if filing your claim on your own, there are many mistakes that could hurt your case. A lawyer will ensure these errors do not occur, and that your claim remains protected.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property, call Aventis Law Firm for a free consultation. We will work with you to learn about the facts of your case and let you know how we may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries.