Pensacola Premises Liability Lawyers
We Fight to Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable
Have you been injured on someone else’s property? If a safety hazard is to blame, you may have the right to seek compensation through a civil lawsuit.
Our trial lawyers at Michles & Booth are highly skilled in premises liability law, and we are here to help you recover your compensation in the full amount of your damages, from medical and hospital bills to pain and suffering, and more. We firmly believe that negligent parties should be held accountable in the event that their negligence causes injury. With us, you can rest assured that your case will not be swept under the rug.
Call (800) 848-6168 for a free consultation with a premises liability lawyer at our Pensacola office.
Who Is Responsible for an Injury in a Premises Liability Case?
Premises liability is a type of negligence for which property owners can be held accountable should it result in injury to another. All property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises free of safety hazards or to warn of any hazards that have yet to be fixed—this is called the “standard of care.”
In Florida, the following groups may sue a restaurant, retail store, hotel, resort, landlord, or even homeowner, among other property owners, if an undisclosed safety hazard leads to injury:
- Invitees, such as grocery shoppers, restaurant patrons, and hospital guests
- Licensees, such as social guests, contractors, door-to-door salesmen
- Trespassers, such as anyone visiting the property without the express permission of the property owner
That said, the above groups each have different rights. Invitees are owed the highest standard of care because they are invited on to the premises by the property owner. Uninvited licensees, such as a door-to-door salesman, and adult trespassers are owed the minimum standard of care because they entered the premises without the property owner’s consent, denying the property owner the chance to warn of any safety hazards. The higher the standard of care is, the stronger your case will be.
Please note that minor trespassers (those under age 18) are owed a higher standard of care than adult trespassers. Property owners must take extra care to ensure any safety hazards are not easily accessible to children. For example, a swimming pool must have a working fence to keep unattended children out of harm’s way.
Common Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability claims tend to involve safety hazards and building code violations, such as:
- Fire hazards
- Broken stairways
- Negligent security
- Insufficient lighting
- Torn/ripped carpeting
- Pooled water or slippery surfaces
- Uneven floors or walkways
- Broken or defective sidewalks
- Lack of emergency exits or exit signage
- Toxic chemicals or substances
Maximize Your Compensation
At Michles & Booth, our attorneys share over 80 years of experience with complex premises liability cases. We are often able to recover clients compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, rehabilitative care, missed time from work, and reduced future earning potential, among other damages. When you have been injured, you deserve the help of a qualified attorney team with a proven track record of success. Let us advocate for you!
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