You never think about getting injured at a place outside of your home until it happens. But what do you do when your injuries are the result of another person’s negligence? The Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen team is here to explain to you what premises liability is and what your next steps should be if you believe you have a case.
Premises liability refers to the legal concept that a property owner is responsible for injuries caused by hazardous conditions due to their negligence. Public and private property owners have the same duty of care to keep their visitors and even trespassers safe. When property owners breach this duty of care, they can be held liable for their visitor's injuries, including medical bills and lost wages.
Several other people besides property owners can be held liable for premises liability injuries. Some of the following are people who can be held accountable:
- Business owners
- Property managers
Some of the most common accidents in premises liability cases are falls and slips. However, it’s also common for victims to sustain injuries from falling debris, broken glass, faulty wiring, and slick conditions due to snow.
If you were an invitee or even a trespasser on the property, you could still file a premises liability claim in Florida. You must prove that the property owner was aware of the hazardous condition on the premises. However, if they are unaware, they cannot be held liable for your injuries. You must also prove that they failed to fix the hazardous condition or warn guests and trespassers of the danger. Lastly, you must prove that you were injured directly by the dangerous condition.
Think you have a case? We’re ready to work with you. With the help of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries due to a property owner's negligence. Let us represent you today—contact our firm at (866) 629-1061 or visit our Contact Us page to get started on your consultation.