Premises liability laws provide legal recourse to victims injured due to dangerous condition on property. Under Florida law, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their premises reasonably safe. If they don't and someone is injured due to the unsafe condition that someone is responsible. For the last four decades the Miami premises liability lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA have been committed to helping victims injured due to the negligence of others. Our law firm has represented clients in all types of premises liability accident cases. We have helped numerous injury and accident victims recover money damages for negligent and preventable accidents in shopping centers, grocery stores, parking lots, nightclubs, apartment complexes, and other commercial properties. If injured on the premises of another contact the Miami premises liability attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a free consultation. Our law offices specializes in premises liability accident cases and are here to help.Premises Liability Law In Florida
Florida premises liability law protects victims injured by a dangerous condition on property. Under Florida law, the person or persons "in control" of the property has a duty to exercise ordinary care in maintaining the property in a safe condition. If someone is injured as a result of negligent maintenance, the "controller" of the property may be liable in damages, depending on the status of the injured party. Landowners owe the highest duty of care to business invitees or people who enter the premises for business purposes. This includes any customer, visitor, or guest who passes through the property to shop. Depending on the type of property, this may mean performing routine inspections of the floors or common areas to make sure they are safe. This includes customers, visitors, or a guest who are on the property that benefits the owner. The same duty is generally owed to social guests who have a real or implied invitation to be on the premises.
Owners and occupiers of land also owe a legal duty to warn invitees and licensees of known or hidden dangers. Regular licensees are social guests who have a real or implied invitation to enter. If they don't or someone is injured they are responsible for harm caused. Failure to warn or correct a dangerous condition can result in a variety of injuries. Failure to fix broken locks or provide adequate security may likewise expose invitees to criminal acts by third parties. In these and similar situations, owners can be held liable if the condition existed long enough for them to become aware of it.
Poorly-lit passageways, loose handrails, and uneven stairs can lead to a slip-and-fall accident. Large gaps or mechanical failures in elevators and escalators also create a severe risk of injury. Failure to repair a dangerous condition or warn guests of known dangers can result in a variety of injuries.
In these and similar situations, owners can be held liable if a dangerous condition existed long enough for them to become aware of it. Landowners who have actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition, and fail to take the appropriate action to fix it, are liable for any injuries that result. Landlords and business owners are also responsible for protecting invitees from an unreasonable risk of harm.
If you are injured due to somebody else's negligence were here to help. Our law firm specializes in premises liability accidents cases and have represented clients that are seriously injured in:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Stairway and Ramp Accidents
- Swimming and Diving Accidents
- Inadequate and Negligent Security
- Crimes at Apartments, Hotels, and Motels
- Assaults at bar, night clubs, and on private property
- Rape and Sexual Assaults
- Accidents due to Defective Stairwells
- Accidents due to Defective Staircases
- Unsafe Work Environments
- Use of Dangerous or Hazardous Materials
- Resort Tort Accidents
The Miami premises liability attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If there is some evidence of your injury, such as a videotape, you should try to request the footage quickly, before it is deleted. It is also important to talk to witnesses and hire a qualified injury lawyer to investigate the accident facts before memories fade. For over 40 years, Gerson & Schwartz has provided high quality legal representation to injured victims in Miami Dade, Broward, and South Florida. We are dedicated to protecting our client's rights and helping them get back on your feet. For a free consultation, call (305) 371-6000 or contact us online.What To Do If Injured In Premises Liability Case In Florida
- Report the accident, fill out an incident report, and keep a copy
- Obtain the names of all employees or managers on site
- Take photographs of the accident scene and document the condition
- Obtain the name, address, and phone number of all witnesses
- Seek immediate medical attention and document your injuries
Our law firm also assist protects victims injured by a dangerous conditions on property. Examples of dangerous conditions on property that could give rise to premises liability include:
- Loose handrails
- Uneven stairs
- Slippery floors
- Mechanical failures
- Obstructed walkways
- Inadequate security
- Broken locks or windows
- Criminal acts of third parties
For more information or to find out how we can help contact the South Florida personal injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA. For a free consultation call 305-371-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gerson & Schwartz, PA handles premises liability accident cases throughout the state of Florida including Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Monroe County, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Coral Gables, Miramar, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Key West, Key Largo, Marathon, Plantation, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. We also handle injury cases statewide, from Orange County and the Tampa Bay Area.