Coral Springs Premises Liability Attorney
We’ve all had those moments of clumsiness that result in us landing on the floor with a thud. Often, we are more embarrassed than we are actually injured. But what if it wasn’t your own carelessness at all? What if there was a slick spot on the floor that you didn’t see or a tear in the carpet that caught your foot? And what if you were seriously hurt? When a business or property owner fails to maintain a safe environment for visitors and someone is injured as a result, they can—and should—be held liable for their negligence. If you think your injury was the result of property owner negligence, you may have a premises liability claim. At the Law Office of Andrew G. Rosenberg, P.A., we have the knowledge and experience to assess your situation and determine whether you have a claim.
Why Do You Need a Coral Springs Premises Liability Attorney
Slip and fall and other types of premises liability claims are challenging, but Attorney Andrew G. Rosenberg doesn’t back down from a challenge. Many attorneys don’t want to put in the work these claims require, but we are committed to holding property owners accountable for their actions. Our team is aggressive and knows how to conduct the right kind of investigation to determine liability.
To prove a premises liability claim, the following must be established:
- The property owner knew or should have known about the hazard.
- The property owner failed to fix the hazard or give a warning about it.
- The plaintiff (you) was injured because of the hazard.
It will also be important to establish why you were on the property. If you were a customer, invited social guest, salesperson, contractor, technician, or delivery person, the property owner is obligated to provide a safe environment. If you were a trespasser, you are likely not owed a duty of care, unless you are a child. When you meet with our attorney, we will determine your eligibility for compensation based on your status while you were on the property.
Types of Premises Liability Claims in Florida
While slip and falls are the most common premises liability claim, there are other ways people can be injured because of a property owner’s negligence. Attorney Andrew Rosenberg accepts the following types of cases:
Slip and Fall Injury Cases
Slips and falls can be caused by spilled liquids or floor wax while trips and falls may be caused by wires and cords, torn carpeting, or loose railings. Falls can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, brain injuries, and back problems, requiring expensive treatment that you should not have to pay for.
Inadequate Building Security
If poor lighting, lack of security guards, or malfunctioning security cameras leads to injury or assault, you may have a premises liability claim.
Elevator and escalator accidents
When owners fail to properly maintain or repair elevators or escalators, malfunctions that cause injuries are their responsibility.
Dog bite injuries
As a strict liability state, dog owners can be held responsible when their dogs bite someone, even it’s the first incidence of aggression. Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bites, and their injuries can be serious. Often, if you or a child are injured by a dog bite, the homeowner’s insurance policy will pay for your damages.
Swimming pool accidents
Pool owners are required to keep pools secured from uninvited guests—particularly children—and to maintain a safe pool deck, diving board, water quality, etc., to prevent accidents among invitees.
Amusement park accidents
Were you injured at a tourist attraction in Florida? You will be up against a team of defense attorneys, so you will need a lawyer on your side as soon as possible.
Toxic fumes or chemicals
If you suffer respiratory distress, skin burns, or other effects of toxic chemicals on someone else’s property, you may have a cause for legal action.
Whatever the cause of your injuries, it’s worth a call to the Law Office of Andrew G. Rosenberg, P.A. to see if you have a claim for compensation.
Florida Law Recognizes Different Types of Property Visitors
Florida law recognizes three different types of property visitors and how the law should handle their presence in your accident injury claim or lawsuit. Depending on the type of visitor on the site, liability for a slip-and-fall will vary according to the proven facts. The Coral Springs premises liability lawyers at Rosenberg Law Firm will help you understand how your role affects the outcome of your award.
Were you an invitee, licensee, or trespasser? Here is a closer look below:
- Invitee: Invitees are those who visit another person’s property for mutually beneficial business purposes or after receiving an invitation from the owner. Property owners owe the highest level of general care to invitees and guests. Therefore, it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain a safe environment, eliminate potential threats, and provide you with plenty of warning.
- Licensee: Licensees are those who enter a property with permission or approval for their own benefit or the owner’s convenience. This can include house guests and visiting neighbors. However, property owners must maintain a safe property and remedy hazards as they arise.
- Trespasser: Trespassers are those who enter a property without the owner’s permission or knowledge. If the owner knows of their presence, they must take reasonable precautions to prevent their injuries. Property owners could be held accountable for damages in certain situations. However, they are not liable if a trespasser suffers harm or loss of life under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Your role as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser will affect the outcome of your case. Before speaking with the insurance company, get an opinion from a Coral Springs premises liability lawyer. We will explain how the law applies to the known facts of your case and what you might anticipate in the future.
Who Is Liable for Your Injuries and Financial Losses?
Whether on private or public property, premises liability could fall on the shoulders of one or many parties. The Coral Springs personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg Law Firm will help you identify all liable parties and hold them accountable under the fullest extent of Florida’s civil laws.
Parties that we may hold accountable could include:
- Business owners
- Independent contractors
- Maintenance and repair companies
- Property managers
- Other liable parties
While multiple parties may be responsible for a slip-and-fall accident, the property owner is usually liable for the visitor’s injuries and related damages since the land and structures are their responsibility. For instance, if a property owner asks an employee to clear debris from a hallway and the employee fails to comply, the property owner is still liable if it causes your injuries or a family member’s loss of life.
Regardless of your situation, our legal team will stand by your side as we identify, investigate, and document our findings on each individual responsible for your financial damages. We will negotiate with insurers to get you a fair and reasonable settlement, and, if they refuse to do so under Florida law, Rosenberg Law Firm will not shy away from taking them to civil court.
Do You Have A Premises Liability Claim Due To Negligence in Florida?
If you’ve been injured in Florida at a business or someone’s personal property due to negligence you need to speak to an experienced premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Coral Springs office directly at (954) 755-7803 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve Florida residents including all of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and all points in between.