Florida Premises Liability Attorneys
Whether you’re shopping for groceries, visiting a friend’s apartment, or eating at a restaurant, it is reasonable to assume the premises will be free of any hazards. At the end of the day, business owners and landlords have an obligation to maintain their property to a reasonable standard. If they fail to do so and a licensee or invitee gets hurt, they could be responsible for the damages.
In premises liability claims, injured parties may be able to recover compensation for their losses by proving that negligence played a role in the incident. But with so much on your plate, you have enough to worry about without having to navigate the complicated legal proceedings alone.
The premises liability attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can handle every aspect of the case for you. Our Florida personal injury lawyers will gather evidence of fault, track damages, and negotiate with the opposing party on your behalf. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free consultation.Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Premises liability is a fairly broad practice area that encompasses many different kinds of accident scenarios. At Donaldson & Weston, we have considerable experience resolving cases that involve:
- Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents can happen virtually anywhere and are one of the most common kinds of premises liability cases.
- Trespassing children (attractive nuisance): Property owners do not typically owe a duty of care to trespassers, but exceptions apply in certain scenarios. If there is a pool on the premises, for example, they must secure it from minors who might try to access it without permission.
- Defective property conditions: Defective property conditions include broken railings, uneven stairs, pooling liquids, and unmarked thresholds.
- Falling merchandise: It’s not hard to imagine the kinds of injuries that falling products can cause. Retail store owners have an obligation to train their employees on the proper handling and storing of merchandise.
- Negligent security: If you get assaulted in a dark parking lot or empty stairwell, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim against the property owner in addition to a personal injury claim against the perpetrator.
If your case involves any of the above, you can rely on our legal team for strategic guidance during every stage of the proceedings. We know what kinds of evidence are needed to prove liability in these situations so clients can ultimately secure the compensation they deserve.What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation with a Florida Premises Liability Attorney?
Once you hire a premises liability lawyer, you can focus on recovering while your case proceeds under the watchful eye of a seasoned attorney; however, you can ensure your claim gets off to a good start by preparing for the initial consultation. Documents that will be helpful to have at this meeting include:
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Medical records detailing the care you received;
- Photographs of any visible wounds;
- Journal entries detailing the impact the injuries have had on your everyday life;
- Income statements;
- Any official police reports or accident reports;
- Any statements you obtained from eyewitnesses at the scene; and
- Any insurance information you obtained from the business owner or landlord.
The Florida personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston are well versed in the laws that govern premises liability claims. We have handled numerous complicated, high-stakes cases, and we can handle yours, too. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation.