Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
Our Jensen Beach premises liability attorneys have many years of experience representing clients in a wide array of cases. Over that time, we’ve learned the most effective strategies to employ during every stage of the proceedings—from the initial investigation to the settlement negotiations to litigation.
Below are just a few kinds of premises liability claims we handle:
- Trip, Slip, and Fall Claims: Our personal injury lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the case law and statutes pertaining to trip, slip, and fall claims in Florida. There are all sorts of dangerous conditions that could give rise to these claims—from spilled beverages to freshly mopped floors to cluttered grocery store aisles. Proving negligence can be challenging, and much of the evidence needed to strengthen your case may be time-sensitive. It’s important that your Jensen Beach premises liability lawyer is able to perform an immediate investigation to document the hazard that caused your injury, compile surveillance footage, and gather other evidence of negligence.
- Negligent Security Claims: If you were attacked on a commercial property—for example, in a dimly lit parking lot—you might have grounds for a claim against both the assailant and the property owner or possessor. Under some circumstances, property owners have a duty to implement security measures to protect invitees and invited licensees. Examples of such measures may include having an on-duty security guard at certain hours and ensuring the property is adequately lit. Our premises liability attorneys can review the facts of your case to determine if you may have grounds for a negligent security claim.
- Dog Bite Claims: Were you bitten by a dog while on someone else’s property? If, for example, you were bitten while at a bar, the owner of the bar might be liable for your medical bills and other damages. Commercial property owners and possessors have a duty to ensure their premises are safe for patrons, and allowing a dangerous dog onto the premises might constitute a breach of that duty.
- Negligent Property Maintenance Claims: When business owners fail to invest in property maintenance, their customers are ultimately the ones who pay the price. If you were hurt due to a broken handrail (or lack thereof), torn carpet, an uneven floor surface, or another issue related to negligent maintenance, you might have grounds for a premises liability claim.
- Falling Merchandise Claims: Business establishments have a duty not to place large, heavy, and/or unstable items on high shelves or otherwise in a position where they’re likely to fall and injure a customer. If you were hurt due to falling merchandise, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
The list above features just a few of the more common types of premises liability cases we handle, but our attorneys accept a wide array of claims. We can tailor our legal strategies to the unique circumstances of your case and make sure you are well-represented through every stage of the proceedings.