Those who have been hurt on another person’s property often have the right to sue for compensation in a court of law. Property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their properties are safe for tenants, visitors, customers, guests, and others, which means they can be held accountable when they make safety their last priority.
If you have been injured, a Fort Lauderdale premises liability attorney at Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. want to fight to recover your full and fair compensation. If successful, you could be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic costs related to the incident. You may even be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
We firmly believe that you should not be left to pay for another’s negligence—we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you don’t have to.
A premises liability claim is a type of negligence claim filed after unsafe conditions on a property, such as the following, lead to injury.
- Negligent security
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Dog bites/animal attacks
- Broken stairs, escalators, elevators
- Wet or slippery floors
- Uneven flooring, carpeting, walkways
- Poorly lit hallways, stairways, walkways
- Lack of emergency exits
- Poorly marked emergency exits
- Lack of fencing around swimming pools
- Lack of smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
There are almost countless hazards that may be at the center of a premises liability claim in Fort Lauderdale. If you are unsure whether you have a case, reach out to our South Florida attorneys. No matter if you were injured at a restaurant, hotel, resort, college campus/dorm, store, apartment complex, or any other property belonging to another, we can go over your options in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
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Who Can File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Per Florida law, the following individuals have the right to file a premises liability lawsuit after suffering a preventable injury on another’s property.
This Can Include the:
- Invitee: This category includes shoppers, restaurant patrons, or anyone else visiting a property with the express or implied consent of the property owner. Invitees tend to have strong grounds for a case because the property owner invited them onto the property for a reason related to business. Contractors also fall into this category.
- Licensee: Licensees are those who visit the property for reasons unrelated to business, with the consent of the owner. They may be social guests, home visitors, or the like. If you were injured as a licensee, there is a strong chance you have grounds for a lawsuit.
- Trespasser: Those who entered the property without the consent of the property owner, meaning they were trespassing at the time, may sometimes qualify for a lawsuit. The property owner owes trespassers a very low duty of care. Please note that minor trespassers, those under 18 years of age, are owed a greater duty of care and tend to have a stronger case.
How Do You Win a Premises Liability Case?
Our Fort Lauderdale premises liability lawyers will work to prove these elements of your case. With our help, you can focus your attention on healing from your injury.
To Be Successful in Your Case, You Will Need to Satisfy Certain Criteria:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care: Florida law requires that property owners ensure that there are no safety hazards on their properties. If there are any hazards, they must repair them as soon as possible and, in the meantime, make sure to warn of these hazards.
- The property owner failed to fulfill their duty of care due to negligence: This means they didn’t fix the hazard in a timely manner or warn of the hazard. It may even mean they didn’t know of a hazard that they should have reasonably known about.
- The property owner’s negligence led to your injury: The hazard must be the root cause of your injury and any subsequent damages. This may mean that a property owner’s negligence in not warning of a wet floor led to a slip and fall accident in which you were injured. If you needed to visit a doctor and take time off work, the property owner would be on the hook for these damages.
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Our Fort Lauderdale lawyers are known for centering our clients in our work. From start to finish, we will handle your case with great care and attention—both to the facts and to your needs. We aim to get the best possible outcome for clients, putting them on the path to a brighter future.
As a Multigenerational Law Firm, Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. Offers Premises Liability Claimants the Following:
- 60 years of combined experience
- Personalized, one-on-one legal services
- Team of nationally recognized trial lawyers
- Track record of multimillion-dollar case results
I can't thank the team of lawyers from Schlesinger Law Firm for their high quality of professionalism and persistence in pursuing my lawsuit. They always made me feel part of their family.