If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property, the owner or manager may be financially liable for your damages. Florida has strict premises liability laws. These regulations hold property owners and managers to high standards for keeping their property safe for visitors.
A Fort Myers premises liability lawyer from the Landau Law Group can help you take legal action to hold the responsible party liable for your injury.
At the Landau Law Group, our dedicated personal injury lawyers fight for the rights of injured victims. We hold owners and managers liable for falls and other injuries that occur on their property. We do not get paid until you do, so the outcome of your case is as important to us as to you.
For a free consultation and case evaluation in Fort Myers, call us today at 866-703-4878.
Holding a Property Owner or Manager Liable for Your Injuries
In Florida, property owners and managers have two specific duties to their guests. If they violate one or more of these duties, they could run afoul of the state’s premises liability laws, leaving them liable for injuries or other damages incurred by guests to their property.
Property Owners Must Keep the Premises Free From Hazards
First, property owners and managers in Florida must always put forth a reasonable effort to keep their properties free from hazards. For instance:
- Slippery floors
- Building defects
- Toxic chemicals
- Loose stairs or missing handrails
- Uneven flooring or pavement
- Inadequate lighting
- Unsecured pools or ponds
- Aggressive pets
- Exposed wiring
From time to time, it is normal for a hazardous condition to emerge, even if the owner has taken every possible step to prevent it. For instance, mold develops in a Florida office building following the loss of air conditioning for a week due to a hurricane. In these situations, the owner or manager must swiftly address the issue before having guests back on the premises.
Property Owners Must Protect Guests From Any Dangerous Condition on the Premises
The second duty of a property owner to their guests applies to the period between a hazard’s discovery and its remediation. While the danger remains active, the owner or manager must take adequate steps to shield guests from it and to warn them of its existence.
If the danger involves a loose stair, for instance, the owner or manager should physically block off that stairwell with rope or caution tape, as well as post signage alerting guests not to use it.
To discuss your injury and determine if the property owner or manager is liable, call the Landau Law Group at 866-703-4878 for a free consultation.
How the Landau Law Group Can Help You With Your Premises Liability Claim in Fort Myers
The Landau Law Group focuses on premises liability cases in Southwest Florida. Our team is aggressive and dedicated while remaining committed to friendly, personal client service. We want you to be happy with every aspect of your experience working with our firm.
Here are a few of the benefits a lawyer from the Landau Law Group can offer:
A Free, No-Risk Case Evaluation
Before you commit to working with us, we want you to have 100% confidence that we are the best team to handle your case. We also want to be sure we can help you. Our motto is always to overpromise and underdeliver.
We offer the opportunity to sit down with us for a free, no-risk consultation at which we review the details of your case, advise you of your options, and make sure we are all on the same page about what to expect going forward.
A Full Investigation
Once we take your case, we start by conducting a thorough investigation into your injury. We examine the scene, talk to potential witnesses, review accident or police reports, investigate the property’s history (e.g., whether there have been previous premises liability claims), and review photo and video surveillance footage.
Our attorneys can identify every party that bears liability for your injury. We will collect evidence against them and assemble it to build a compelling case for damages.
Expert Witness Consultation
The responsible party and their insurer likely will mount an aggressive defense, claiming they were not responsible for your injury. If needed, we can call upon expert witnesses to review the evidence and testify on our behalf. An expert can lend authority to our case, strengthening it and improving our chances of a favorable outcome.
Once we have built a compelling case based on evidence and expert witness testimony, we approach the responsible party or parties and their insurers to begin the negotiation process. Often, our attorneys can obtain a fair settlement out of court that pays you the damages you deserve.
A pre-trial settlement avoids a protracted legal process and gets you paid faster. But if the other party or the insurance company does not agree to fair compensation, we do not hesitate to take your case to a jury trial.
Jury Trial Experience
Our Fort Myers premises liability lawyers have a strong track record of winning jury verdicts for our injured clients. We will put our knowledge and resources to work for you.
To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team in Fort Myers, call us at 866-703-4878.
We Help You Win Fair Compensation for Your Injury
The Landau Law Group can help you win several different damages for your injury. These may include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
The Florida Statute of Limitations on Premises Liability Lawsuits
In Florida, you have four years from the date of your injury to file a premises liability lawsuit. Our team can take quick legal action if necessary, to forestall the statute. Call us today at 866-703-4878 for a free case evaluation.
For a Free Premises Liability Case Evaluation in Fort Myers, Call 866-703-4878 Today
The Landau Law Group is eager to get to work on your premises liability case. We can help you recover the damages you deserve for your injury. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at 866-703-4878.