Types of Premises Liability Cases We Handle
There are many types of claims that fall under the umbrella of premises liability law. At Donaldson & Weston, we have an in-depth knowledge of the statutes pertaining to these cases, as well as the resources to take on even the largest corporations and their insurance companies. We also accept premises liability claims involving residential and public properties.
Read on to learn about the kinds of cases our Palm Beach Gardens premises liability attorneys handle:
- Slip and Fall Injuries: Our lawyers have many years of experience representing slip and fall victims throughout Florida. There are all sorts of hazards that can cause these accidents—from freshly mopped floors to spilled beverages to mud tracked in by other people. We know what it takes to win substantial settlements and verdicts in these cases.
- Injuries to Children: Under some circumstances, property owners are held to a higher degree of care in premises liability cases involving child trespassers. Generally speaking, property owners don’t have a duty to warn trespassers about dangerous conditions, but if a property owner has knowledge that children are likely to trespass or if there's an "attractive nuisance" on the premises, the property owner may have a duty to warn children about dangerous conditions and to take reasonable steps to prevent them from being exposed to such conditions.
- Injuries on Public Property: Premises liability claims filed against government agencies can be especially complicated. Although sovereign immunity sometimes protects government entities from liability, it may still be possible to prevail if your injury occurred due to the negligence of a government employee who was acting within the scope of his or her employment.
- Broken or Missing Handrails: Under some circumstances, property owners are required to install handrails to reduce the risk of injury to visitors. If your injury occurred because such handrails were missing or broken, you might have grounds for a premises liability claim.
- Poor Maintenance: When a property owner or possessor fails to maintain their premises, it’s likely that their visitors will pay the price. Broken steps, uneven floor surfaces, and other hazards can all cause serious injuries.
- Swimming Pool Injuries: There are specific regulations that pool owners must follow to prevent injury and death. When they fail to obey these regulations, they may be held liable for any damages incurred by the victim or their surviving family members.
- Negligent Security: If you were violently attacked on a commercial property, you might have grounds for a claim against the aggressor as well as the owner or possessor of the property where the incident happened. Examples of negligent security include inadequate lighting, malfunctioning security systems such as windows and locks, and a lack of security personnel.
- Other Accidents: Our Palm Beach Gardens premises liability lawyers have represented clients in a wide array of cases. We accept claims involving concealed holes, falling merchandise, dog bites, and many other injury scenarios. If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, we want to hear your story, provide answers to your questions, and help you make informed decisions.