Accidents can happen in a number of different settings and be caused by a variety of factors. Whether it is a fall in the store, a tumble on a broken sidewalk, or drowning at a local pool, these mishaps often come with severe injuries and complicated questions about who is to blame. At Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Littky-Rubin & Whitman, our attorneys help people involved in accidents on another person or entity’s property get compensation for their injuries. A Florida premises liability lawyer at our firm can evaluate your case, explain your rights and options and work aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.

How Do Florida Premises Liability Accidents Happen?

Premises liability is a legal term that refers to a property owner’s responsibility when a person gets injured in an accident on the property. 

An experienced Florida premises liability lawyer will tell you some of the most common examples of these accidents include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Elevator, escalator accidents 
  • Construction site accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Parking lot mishaps
  • Fire injuries and deaths
  • Negligent security
  • Nursing home accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Lead poisoning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Water leaks and flooding
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Dog bites

Regardless of the type of accident, anyone injured on someone else’s property should seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is also vital to seek the advice of a seasoned Florida premises liability lawyer. Do not go it alone.

You deserve seasoned litigation that cares about you and your life—call 561-899-2100 for a free case consultation!

Property Owner Liability in Florida

A property owner’s responsibility for accidents on the premises varies under the law of each state. In Florida, it can also vary based on the status of the person injured in the accident.

Owners generally owe others what courts call a “duty of care” to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition and warn at least some people of certain hazards. The specific duty depends on whether the visitor is an invitee, a licensee, or a trespasser.

  • Business invitee: Retail shoppers, restaurant diners, hotel guests, and others invited to a commercial property, including contractors and service providers, are considered invitees. The property owner must keep the premises reasonably safe, inspect hazards, and warn of any dangerous conditions that the owner knows about or should know about.
  • Licensee: This category covers social guests and others invited to a property for non-business purposes. The property owner must keep the property in a safe condition and warn of any dangers of which the owner is aware or should be aware.
  • Trespasser: Trespassers have no legal right to be on the property. The owner generally has no duty to warn trespassers of any hazards unless the owner knows that the person is there.

Accidents often come with complicated questions about which category the injured person falls into for liability purposes. For example, an invitee may eventually become a trespasser if they remain at the property after a specific time.

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Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in a wide range of accidents. We are so confident in our ability that we take many cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless we obtain compensation for you.

Our office is conveniently located in West Palm Beach, and we serve clients throughout South Florida. Call 561-277-3367 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a Florida premises liability lawyer.