Premises Liability in Florida
Accidents happen. They are an unfortunate but not uncommon part of our daily lives. We’ve all reached for something on the top shelf and got a nasty surprise when a heavy object hit us on the head. As irritating as these accidents can be, they are not matters of the law. But this is not always the case.
Florida law states that property owners must maintain a safe property for visitors and tenants, or at the very least warn others of hazards on the property while making a reasonable effort to fix them. Premises liability law applies to all types of property: private, commercial, and government. Although property owners are legally responsibly for maintaining their property, too often they don’t and someone else is seriously hurt is a result.
If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call Lichtblau & Goldenberg today for your free consultation from a premises liability lawyer. We will review the facts and let you know immediately if you have a premises liability case.
Premises Liability Claims Can Be Hard To Prove
A premises liability injury must be due to the negligence of another. Persons injured in premises liability accidents must prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the unsafe conditions but failed to take reasonable steps to protect the public from the hazard. Injuries due to premises liability accidents can range in severity from bruising, scrapes, or sprains to broken bones, tissue damage, and brain injury.
There are many conditions under which a premises liability accident can occur, including:
- Assault, if the property owner neglected to provide adequate security
- Falling objects
- Animal attacks
- Faulty machinery
- Exposure to toxic fumes
- Accidental drowning
- Things not covered in slip and fall (i.e. slippery surfaces, uneven surfaces, poor lighting, objects in walking path)
Our Lawyers Can Help You
If you were injured in a premises liability incident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and perhaps more. In a premise liability case, the victim must prove that the property owner had, or should have had, knowledge of the hazard and failed to correct the problem in a timely manner. Negligence can be difficult to prove and requires the expertise of a personal injury lawyer well versed in premises liability law. Lichtblau & Goldenberg is prepared to protect your rights and see that you receive the compensation you deserve. For over 55 years, Lichtblau & Goldenberg has been successfully representing clients involved in premises liability cases. When others have failed to protect your safety, trust Lichtblau & Goldenberg to fight for your rights and the compensation you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident, please call your West Palm Beach personal accident lawyer office immediately at 561-863-9100.