Injured on Someone Else’s Property?
Consult Our Florida Premises Liability Attorneys
Each Orlando accident lawyer at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. represents people injured by the negligence of Florida property owners. These injuries can occur in a home, store, mall, theme park or at a hotel or resort. They can result from slip and fall occurrences, dog bites, an escalator or elevator accident or more complex events such as electrocution or failure to provide adequate safety and security.
Florida Premises Liability Law
Property managers and owners have a responsibility to provide reasonably safe premises and to prevent any known personal injury risks. For example, all premises must receive proper maintenance to prevent property hazards that can lead to accidents. Under Florida premises liability law, someone hurt by dangerous conditions known to be unsafe due to a business owner, worker or party in charge of properly maintaining a premise failing to fix the issue in a timely manner or adequately warn guests and customers of the dangers may have a potential premise liability claim against the property owner.
The responsibility of a property owner to provide a safe environment depends on the relationship the hurt individual has to being on the premises. Typically, Florida premises liability law allows guests who are public or business invitees and social guests on the premises to recover compensation in a premise liability claim for medical bills, loss of income as well as pain and suffering caused by the accident. However, premises owners may not be liable for property accidents that happen to uninvited licensees, or individuals who choose to enter a property without invitation for their own convenience, and trespassers on the property.
Premises Liability Experience
Some examples of premises liability cases we have represented include:
- A landscaper fell on a slippery substance and ruptured a tendon while working on Homeowner’s Association property. The substance turned out to be joint compound that someone disposed of improperly. We held the Homeowner’s Association liable for the victim’s injuries, resulting in a significant settlement for medical bills and loss of income.
- We successfully represented the family of workman who sustained fatal injuries on the job. A citrus truck hit an electrical pole, causing the pole and wires to fall and kill the man. He was a husband and father of five children.
Free Consultation to Discuss Premises Liability Accidents
Our law firm has put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about slip and fall accidents. However, if your question is not answered here or to learn more about premises liability or about Florida premises liability laws, contact an Orlando personal injury lawyer at our firm today at (800)235-7060. Our law firm has the credentials and experience that you need to protect your rights and seek compensation for your injuries.