If the conditions of the property led to your injury, you may be able to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit for damages, the legal term for financial compensation. The Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. in Central Florida has a successful track record in premises liability litigation.
We know how the legal system works in Florida. We know what evidence matters in such complex cases. And we know how to find the facts and transform that information into a rock-solid legal case. That's why we have such a strong track record of success.
Premises liability attorneys in Central Florida
Our law firm has the ability to investigate quickly and the knowledge to maximize your compensation. Call our premises liability attorneys immediately for a free case evaluation. We take cases in Lake County, Citrus County and throughout Central Florida. Premises liability lawyer Brent C. Miller has secured settlements and verdicts in numerous slip and fall and premises liability cases:
We have also won damages in premises liability claims arising from negligent security, such as a mugging or sexual assault enabled by broken locks or gates or lack of deterrents (security lights, cameras, guards or fences). We also handled the wrongful death case of a 3-year-old child who drowned because the fence around a swimming pool was not secured.
Premises liability - levels of care
As a property owner, there are distinct standards that must be adhered to in order to keep the people who enter the property safe. There are three levels of care associated with the categories of people that enter the property.
- Invitees - An invitee is someone who enters the property for business and/or operational purposes. Property possessors are expected to uphold the highest level of care when invitees enter their property. Not only should they correct known damages, but they should actively inspect their property to ensure that nothing will harm the invitee.
- Licensees - A licensee is someone who is allowed to enter the property for leisure and/or social activities. While property owners are expected to correct known dangers, they are not expected to actively inspect unknown hazards. Therefore, the level of care for licensees is slightly lower than the level of care that is required for invitees.
- Trespassers - A trespasser is someone who is not given permission (or authorization) to enter the property. Because trespassers are not allowed on property in the first place, property landowners are not required to follow the standards of care. If, however, a property owner knows that unauthorized people visit the property often, he or she is responsible for correcting any known damages, defective materials or hazards. Moreover, trespassers can still take legal action against the property owner if he or she intentionally harms the trespasser.
The 'knew' or 'should have known' of the danger
A premises liability lawyer is vital to premises liability claims. In order to help you receive compensation for your injuries due to a premises liability claim, we will prove that the property owner or manager knew of the dangerous condition and ignored it. Or, we will prove that the hazard existed long enough that it should have been discovered through regular maintenance and inspection.
Our law firm sends investigators to preserve evidence and obtain witness statements. We also research code violations and similar claims against the owner. We also frequently consult with experts in their field to analyze the evidence we have gathered for your case. This approach regularly results in successful claims.
Full compensation for serious injuries
Slip and fall claims and other premises liability injuries sometimes get a bad name because of people who fake injuries. But these accidents can cause serious harm, including fractured limbs, facial injuries and serious or permanent injuries such as head trauma, broken hips and herniated disks.
Mr. Miller or another attorney - not a paralegal - at our law firm will personally assess your claim and handle your premises liability lawsuit if your case has merit. You have rights. And we can fight for them. Contact a premises liability attorney at our law firm in Central Florida today for a free consultation.