When you are a guest or customer on someone else’s property, you usually assume you are going to be safe. However, this is not always the case. Some property owners or managers do not take care of their property or are not aware of hazardous conditions on their property, situations which can put visitors at risk of getting injured.
If you have been injured because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, and you had a right to be on the property, the person or people who own the property could be held liable for your injury in a premises liability case. If, for example, you have been injured because of negligent or non-existent security, inadequate lighting, or a fall due to an existing hazardous situation, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim. Similarly, if you have been hurt due to an activity occurring on someone’s property (e.g., moving machinery), then you may have grounds for a negligent act claim.
In either case (premises liability or negligent act), you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Florida’s premises liability law is complex, but the experienced Florida premises liability attorneys at Malik Law can help you determine if you want to pursue a premises liability claim and then help you recover the maximum compensation.
Under Florida law, property owners are responsible for keeping properties reasonably free of hazards. This may include securing vicious animals, keeping swimming pools enclosed, making sure merchandise is stacked safely in stores, ensuring that floors in places of business are not slippery, and having clear signage to warn visitors of known dangers (e.g., uneven pavement, large dogs, poisonous snakes, a deep pond, etc.).
In a premises liability case, you have to show that there was an unreasonably dangerous condition on the premises, and that dangerous condition caused the injury. In addition, the owner has to have known about the dangerous condition or should have known about it, and you, the plaintiff, did not know about the danger.
People pursue premises liability cases for many reasons, but often they have suffered serious injuries from slipping, tripping and falling; getting hit by a falling object or moving machinery; and getting injured by a malfunctioning piece of equipment. Whatever the case may be, the personal injury attorneys at Malik Law want to hear the about your injury and help you get fully compensated for your pain, suffering and loss.
At Malik Law, we are experienced in helping people who have been injured due to other’s negligence or wrongdoing. We want to get justice for you and hold the responsible party accountable. We’re ready to build your premises liability case and help you get the compensation you deserve, including medical and care expenses, lost wages, and decreased earning potential.
Call us today at 407-500-1000, fill in the Free Case Evaluation form on our website, or start a Live Chat conversation to get started on your successful premises liability case.