St. Lucie County Premises Liability Attorneys
In the state of Florida, those who own property have an obligation to maintain their premises for visitors and/or residents and keep it free of hazards. This duty of care applies regardless of whether the property is public or private, and it extends to invitees, licensees, and-in certain circumstances-even trespassers.
If a property owner breaches this duty of care by failing to address a hazard within a reasonable timeframe, he or she could be held responsible for any damages that result. Before injured parties can recover compensation for their losses, though, they must file a successful premises liability claim.
If you were hurt because of unsafe conditions on someone else's property, the personal injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can help you pursue funds for all applicable damages. Our St. Lucie County premises liability attorneys are proud to help innocent victims put their lives back together after sustaining unanticipated but entirely preventable injuries. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our strategic accident lawyers.Damages Available in Florida Premises Liability Claims
There are dozens of ways to get hurt on both public and private property. Regardless of whether you slip and fall, get struck by falling merchandise, or are assaulted because of negligent security, the damages you incur as a result can add up fast.
Fortunately, you may be able to recover compensation for all of them by filing a successful premises liability claim with the help of a seasoned attorney. Potentially recoverable damages include:
- Medical Expenses: Ambulance fees, hospital bills, doctor's office copays, prescription medication, physical therapy, mobility aids, home care, medical devices, and transportation to and from appointments may all be recoverable-as long as you track them.
- Lost Income: Injured parties may be able to recover funds for every paycheck they miss while recovering. If they are unable to return to work at all because their injuries are permanently disabling, they may also collect compensation for lost benefits and loss of earning capacity.
- Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages are losses that do not have a specific dollar amount but still affect the claimant's life in a major way. These include pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Punitive Damages: Most personal injury lawsuits do not result in punitive damages. In certain premises liability cases, though, they may be warranted. Such damages are typically awarded when the defendant's actions were especially careless, deliberately violent, intentionally malicious, or fraudulent.
If you sustained serious injuries because of a property owner's negligence, turn to Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed. Each of our premises liability attorneys is paid through contingency fee contracts, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to discuss your case. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer.