Have you suffered damages or injury due to premises liability?
Is it possible that you are legally eligible for compensation? In the section below, we go over what premises liability means according to Florida law, and how you can learn more about your possible premises liability case.
What Is Premises Liability?
Land and business owners have a legal duty to provide safe premises for patrons, renters and guests. When that duty is ignored, innocent people are often seriously injured or killed and entire communities are placed at risk. Hazardous or dangerous premises are usually an unfortunate consequence of negligent behavior.
How To Know If You Have a Case
If you believe that you are the victim of premises liability, the best course of action is to contact a qualified and experienced attorney that specializes in such cases. To know whether you are on the right track, we shall list some of the most common and some of the least well-known types of on-site negligence, to give the reader a broad spectrum of what their case might qualify for.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall cases occur when someone is injured on the grounds of a business, private residence, or other location in which the owner of the location is at fault. We discuss this more here on our Slip and Fall Accidents page.
Construction Site Accidents
This type of premises liability refers to when people get injured on a construction site, most often employees of the company performing the construction, who most often is the negligent party. We delve more into this subject on our Construction Site Accidents page.
When someone drowns, or suffers injury due to near-drowning, and a party is responsible, such as a hotel, a public pool, or some other establishment, the wronged party could be eligible for compensation. Learn more about this type of premises liability on our Accidental Drowning page.
Nursing Home Negligence
Pain and suffering at the hands of a nursing home or senior citizen facility qualifies could qualify as negligence. To find out if you have a case, visit our Nursing Home Negligence page.
Negligent and Inadequate Security
When property/business owners fail to provide adequate security measures, residents and guests are put at risk for criminal attack. Inadequate security has too often resulted in the rape, injury or death of innocent victims.
Adequate security measures can include hiring security guards, installing sufficient lighting, installing security video cameras or “dummy” cameras, keeping bushes and hedges from growing too tall and providing sturdy locks and alarms on doors and windows. The adequacy of the security measures employed may vary depending upon the location and type of business being operated.
Negligent security cases have been successfully prosecuted by attorneys against owners and operators of businesses including:
- Gas stations
- Shopping centers
- ATM owners
- Schools and universities
- Airlines, parking lots
- Condominium and apartment buildings
- Home owners’ associations
- Event promoters
- Night clubs
- Strip clubs
- Private security companies
- Day care facilities
- Nursing homes
- Office buildings
- Cyber premises such as internet chat rooms, websites and search engines.
Other Types of Premises Liability Claims Include:
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Inadequate Maintenance
- Escalator/Elevator Accidents
- Animal Attacks
- Flooding Accidents
At Hannon Legal Group we limit the number of catastrophic personal injury cases we handle at any one time so we can devote maximum resources to achieving substantial compensation for each of our clients. We are committed to giving each client the time and attention he or she deserves. We work with top experts from every discipline to prove the elements of each case. Our firm works as a team so our clients get the benefit of the collective experience of our lawyers, paralegals and investigators.