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Premises liability is type of a personal injury case where the injury was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property.

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Florida Premises Liability Lawyers

Premises liability is type of a personal injury case where the injury was caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property.

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What Does the Law Say?

If you were injured on somebody else’s property due to an unsafe or defective condition, you may be entitled to compensation under the premises liability area of the law.

At iLawyerUp, we want you to have as much information as possible before you make the decision to file a lawsuit, so here is what you need to know about premises liability.

If you have questions about premises liability or you want to discuss your case with us, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

How Does a Premises Liability Case Come About?

If someone is injured on another person’s property, and the injury is due to the owner’s failure to make the property safe, there could be a premises liability lawsuit. A few more requirements include: : 

  • The property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous situation.
  • The property owner failed to repair or give adequate warning of the danger.
  • The injured person did, in fact, sustain an injury from the dangerous situation.

It is important to note that a property owner typically cannot be held responsible for injuries that result from things that they did not know about. In other words, guests must still exercise smart decisions on other people’s property and take care not to injure themselves.

Slippery walkways due to water or snow, defective sidewalks, building code violations, loose wires, and poor construction are all examples of conditions that a property owner has the duty to control.

Accidents that fall under premises liability can include slip and fall incidents, negligent security, and electricity incidents.

What Compensation Can You Receive?

When hazards like these are disregarded, it can result in broken bones, burns, electrocution, and other serious bodily injuries. If you have suffered injuries and your case falls under premise liability, our experienced attorneys can assess your case and determine who should be held responsible for your pain and suffering.

Damages for premise liability are the same as other personal injury cases. You are entitled to payment for loss of wages, medical bills, loss of future earnings, and emotional distress.

Types of Florida Premises Liability Cases

Some of the premises liability cases we handle at iLawyerUp include: 

  • Slip or trip and fall accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Unsafe work environments
  • Wrongful death
  • Electricity or electrocution hazards
  • Building code violations
  • Rapes and sexual assaults
  • Accidents caused by loose handrails, bad steps,
    faulty flooring, or other poor maintenance
  • And more!

How to Prove a Premises Liability Claim Under Florida Law

Many elements go into proving a premises liability claim, which is why you should have an expert premises liability lawyer by your side.

To receive compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove:

  • The defendant owned or controlled the property where you were injured
  • They had a duty to keep you safe from foreseeable harm
  • They were negligent in using or maintaining the premises
  • You suffered an injury, and their negligence was a substantial factor in your injury

Why You Need a Lawyer to Handle Your Premises Liability Case

While it may be tempting to handle the case yourself, there are many good reasons why you need a lawyer to handle your premises liability case, including:

  • Property owners (and their insurance companies) are quick to shift blame. They will do everything they can to prove the accident was your fault (or at least not theirs). Professional premises liability lawyers know how to prove the property owner is at fault.
  • Insurance companies want to undervalue your case and pay as little as they can. An experienced lawyer can fight for you to get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
  • More than one person may be at fault. While you focus on the property owner, others could also be partly to blame, such as business managers or product manufacturers. A premises liability lawyer will know who should be held responsible for your injuries.

Causes & Injuries of Premises Liability Injury Cases

Common causes of injuries in premises liability cases in Florida include: 

  • Slippery conditions
  • Broken or missing guardrails
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Dangerously displayed merchandise
  • Broken stairs, walkways, or sidewalks
  • Objects or debris in walkways
  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment

Common premises liability injuries include: 

  • Back injury
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spine injury
  • Amputation
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured on somebody else’s property, contact the experts at iLawyerUp today for a free consultation.

Our Florida Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help

When dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, you need a knowledgeable and skilled professional to navigate these murky legal waters.

Our Florida lawyers specialize in all areas of personal injury law, including the specific nuances of premises liability. Contact iLawyerUp today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Premises Liability

What Is the Difference Between Premises Liability and General Liability?

While general liability refers to any harm done to or on somebody’s property, premises liability only applies when an owner or manager fails to maintain the physical condition of a property, and somebody gets injured as a result.

Is Premises Liability a Type of Negligence?

Yes, premises liability is a type of negligence. In fact, to win a premises liability case, the injured person must prove the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property and taking reasonable steps to keep the premises safe.

What Is Premises Liability in Florida?

Under Florida law, property owners or tenants (like shop owners) are responsible for maintaining a premises (property) in a reasonable condition free of hazards. Failing to do so may create liability if an injury to a visitor results due to negligent maintenance.

Is Premises Liability the Same as Personal Liability?

No, premises liability and personal liability are two different kinds of injury claims. A premises liability claim focuses on the location where you were injured, while personal liability focuses on the individual who hurt you rather than the place where it happened. Personal liability is not tied to any particular location.

Where Can a Premises Liability Injury Occur?

Premises liability injuries can happen on nearly any property, including places like:

  • Swimming pools
  • Restaurants
  • Banks and ATMs
  • Retail establishments
  • Parking lots
  • Hotels
  • Homes of family and friends
  • Amusement parks
  • Cruise ships
  • Bars
  • Family fun centers
  • Apartments

If you have been injured on somebody else’s property, contact a reliable personal injury lawyer at iLawyerUp for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

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