Homeowners have a legal responsibility to remove any dangerous risks for people visiting and to make sure that their property is secure. This responsibility includes the removal of any problems with the home that could injure someone that steps foot on the property.
If you suffered an injury as a result of a homeowners or business owners negligence, you need to take action right away. We have over 20 years of experience in handling premises liability cases and can provide you with a fair and accurate assessment of your case.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Premises liability is based on the maintenance and care of the home or property. There are two main varieties of premises liability:
hazardous conditions of property or negligent security. The primary physical conditions that could lead to an accidental injury include the following:
- Improperly designed stairs or ramps
- Slip and falls from a liquid spill
- Not enough caution or security whenever a spill occurs
- Lack of adequate handrails
- Not enough proper lighting
- Construction site accident because of negligence
In addition to dangerous physical conditions that can cause harm, a property owner may be accountable for accidents, attacks, or even death if they lack proper security. Here are some examples of negligent security:
- Insufficient security or lighting
- Insufficient security personnel
- Failing to remove dangerous trespassers
When To File a Premises Liability Claim
In addition to homes, anyone who shops at a mall or boards a cruise ship should be protected from dangers on the premises.
In Florida, there’s a statute regarding the obligations of commercial property owners. That law, Florida Statute Section 768.0710, states that commercial business owners and cruise lines act negligently by failing to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance, examination, and repair of the premises. It says that the failure of the business or cruise line to maintain proper care is considered a legal cause for any injury, loss, or damages sustained.
Speak With a Premises Liability Attorney Today!
If you have been injured because of neglect or wrongdoing while visiting someone’s home or shopping at a store, you could have a premises liability case. To schedule a free consultation with a Florida premises liability attorney, contact us today. FL Injury Group has the knowledge and means you are seeking and can help protect your rights.