If you are the victim of a slip and fall , dog bite , or other accident that happened on another party’s property, you may qualify to file a premises liability claim. We fight for the compensation you need to pay your bills, get proper medical care, and compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Call the Landau Law Group at 866-703-4878 for a free case consultation and to secure representation from a Florida premises liability lawyer. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless you recover compensation.
Parties That May Be Liable for an Injury on Their Property
Some examples of parties that may be liable if a hazard on their property caused your injuries include:
- Residential homeowners
- Landlords and tenants
- Business offices
- Amusement parks
A lawyer at the Landau Law Group will investigate your case to identify all parties that may be liable for your injuries. In some cases, more than one party is liable and multiple parties may be named as defendants. Get your free consultation by calling 866-703-4878.
How to Prove Liability for an Injury on Another’s Property
A premises liability case must establish that the defendant (e.g., property owner or manager) knew or should have known of a dangerous condition, failed to warn of and correct it, and the dangerous condition caused your injuries and damages.
Your premises liability claim must prove:
Defendant Owed You a Duty of Care
Unless you were trespassing at the time of your injury, the property owner owed you a duty of care. If you were trespassing, the duty of care is limited, but may still exist in some cases.
Defendant Was Negligent
Property owners must take reasonable measures to keep visitors safe. They must maintain the property and correct hazards. If the defendant created a hazard, knew of it, or should have known of it, they must warn of it and correct it. If they fail to do so, they are negligent.
Hazards that might exist on a property and that could become the subject of a premises liability case include:
- Wet floors
- Broken handrails or stairs
- Loose rugs or carpeting
- Toxic chemicals
- Unprotected swimming pools
- Dangerous animals
- Electrical hazards
- Sidewalk cracks
Dangerous Hazard Caused Your Injuries
Your case must prove that the dangerous hazard on the property caused your injuries. Some examples of this cause-and-effect relationship include:
- Broken handrail caused you to fall down stairs
- Spilled liquid caused you to slip and fall
- Loose rug in a department store caused you to trip and fall
- Mold present on the property caused you to suffer negative health effects
You Suffered Damages
Your case must also establish that you suffered damages as a result of your injuries. The types of recoverable damages in premises liability cases vary, but may include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Injury-related travel expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of employment benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Other injury-related expenses or losses
Review your case and recoverable damages with a Florida premises liability lawyer.
Benefits of Working with the Landau Law Group
A premises liability lawyer at the Landau Law Group can help you establish all necessary elements of your personal injury case. Here are just some of the ways we can help you get justice and compensation for your injuries:
Free Consultation About Your Case
We offer free consultations for premises liability cases. Our team evaluates your accident and injuries so we can decide how best to move forward with your claim or lawsuit. You can get your free consultation by calling 866-703-4878.
Retrieve Important Documents
We can help you pull medical records, accident reports, police reports, and other documents that help establish liability or prove the extent of your injuries.
Gather Other Evidence
Your lawyer will request any video footage of the accident and may take photographs of the accident scene. Our team can contact eyewitnesses to give a statement about how the accident happened. Some eyewitnesses may be able to describe the dangerous condition on the property.
Work with Expert Witnesses
Depending on the details of your case, we may secure help from various expert witnesses. Some examples include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational experts
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Lifecare planners
Deal with Insurance Companies for You
Our team will communicate with insurance companies on your behalf. We can negotiate a settlement, send requests, field insurance company requests, and more so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
Keep You Updated on Your Case
We also communicate regularly with you, so you remain up to date about your case and any new developments. We are also available if you have any questions as your case progresses.
Go to Court When Necessary
Our goal is to settle your claim with the insurance company before we go to trial. But if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, we are prepared to fight for your compensation at trial.
You Must File Your Lawsuit Before the Statute of Limitations Runs Out
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including those based on premises liability, is four years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your lawsuit before this deadline, you may be unable to bring your case.
Act quickly to avoid missing the deadline and to preserve evidence in your case. The sooner you act, the sooner we can get to work securing video footage, photographs, eyewitness testimony, and other evidence to build your case.
Call a Florida Premises Liability Lawyer at the Landau Law Firm
A Florida premises liability lawyer at the Landau Law Group can help you take legal action against a negligent property owner or manager. Call 866-703-4878 for a free consultation about your case.