Florida Premises Liability Lawyers
What to Do If You Are Hurt on Someone Else’s Property
Every time we visit a private home or public establishment, we trust that the property owner will make a reasonable effort to keep us safe from harm. Unfortunately, that trust is sometimes violated, and we suffer an injury. Often, these injuries are the result of unsafe conditions that could have been avoided.
When you are injured on another person’s property, you may have what is known as a premises liability case. If the property owner knew of or should have known of the dangerous condition but failed to take the necessary steps to protect you from being harmed, you may be able to pursue legal action.
Contact the Florida premises liability lawyers at Michles & Booth for a free consultation regarding your situation. Call (800) 848-6168 today.
Who Is Liable for Your Injuries?
When injuries and accidents—such as slip-and-falls, exposure to dangerous conditions, or dog bites/attacks—occur due to a property owner’s lack of care, the injured victim can hold the property owner responsible.
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that encompasses all types of unsafe conditions on a property, from spilled liquids in a grocery store to stairs or balconies that are in disrepair. Owners of businesses, malls, office buildings, grocery stores, and other establishments are under a legal “duty of care” to ensure that their premises are free of hazards to those who enter their property.
Examples of unsafe property conditions include but are not limited to:
- Pooled water/spilled liquids
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Uneven floors
- Lack of safety railing
- Improper/missing signage
- Defective sidewalks
- Poor or insufficient lighting
- Lack of emergency exit signage
- Building code violations
- Fire hazards
- Dangerous chemicals/substances
- Unrestrained dangerous dogs/animals
- Unsafe stairs
- Improper property maintenance
- Negligent security
- Dangerous swimming pools
At Michles & Booth, our lawyers and investigators review surveillance and security camera footage, interview eyewitnesses, and collect evidence from the accident scene in order to expose the negligence on the part of business owners, property managers, contractors, and others.
Attractive Nuisances & Premises Liability
Premises liability cases that do not involve slip-and-falls may include “attractive nuisances,” where existing hazardous conditions put people at risk. Attractive nuisances involve property items or conditions that, by their very nature, are likely to attract children or others. An attractive nuisance can be a swimming pool that is not properly secured, construction equipment left unattended, or an abandoned building without security or safety precautions in place.
When children or adults injure themselves as a result of an attractive nuisance, property owners can be held liable even if those injured were trespassing at the time.
Contact Michles & Booth Today
If you or your loved one was injured due to the negligence of a property owner, contact the Florida premises liability lawyers at Michles & Booth. Your initial consultation is entirely free and confidential. These cases are often very complex and require the knowledge and skill of an experienced legal team. Our firm can help you seek fair compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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