Premises Liability Cases
Property owners have a legal duty to your safety. If dangerous conditions caused you to become injured, it is considered premises liability, which is the legal term that describes personal injuries due to unsafe and/or defective property. If the conditions of the property led to your injury, you may be able to sue for damages. The Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. has a successful record in premises liability litigation.
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.
Trial lawyer Brent C. Miller has secured settlements and verdicts in numerous slip-and-fall and premises liability cases:
- Supermarkets (squashed produce, leaking coolers)
- Stores and restaurants (spilled liquids, excessively mopped or waxed floors)
- Parking lots and sidewalks (potholes, uneven concrete)
- Apartment buildings (broken/unsafe stairs and railings, inadequate lighting)
- Swimming pools (algae build-up on decking)
- Dog bites
- Toxic fumes
- Retirement community injuries
We have also won damages in premises liability claims arising from inadequate 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.
My Dog Bit Someone — What Do I Do?
Some of the most common premise liability cases are dog bite cases. If your dog harms someone on your property, and the dog was not defending you, you may be subject to a lawsuit. It is important to stay calm during these situations, help the victim receive medical attention, exchange contact information (such as name, phone number, address, etc.), and report the incident with the local authorities. Whether your dog bites someone on your property or whether you are bitten by a property owner’s dog, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
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.
- Licensees: A licensee is someone who is allowed to enter the property for leisure and/or social activities. Property possessors are expected to uphold the highest level of care when licensees enter their property. Not only should they correct known damages, but they should actively inspect their property to ensure that nothing will harm the licensee.
- Invitees: An invitee is someone who enters the property for business and/or operational purposes. While property owners are expected to correct known dangers, they are not expected to actively inspect unknown hazards. Therefore, the level of care for invitees is slightly lower than the level of care that is required for licensees.
- 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/she is responsible for correcting any known damages/defective materials/hazards.
They ‘Knew’ Or ‘Should Have Known’ of the Danger
A premises liability lawyer is vital to premises liability claims. When helping 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. The Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. sends investigators to preserve evidence and obtain witness statements. We also research code violations and similar claims against the owner. These sort of evidences help your claim to be successful.
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Full Compensation For Serious Injuries
Slip-and-fall claims 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 personal injury attorney — not a paralegal — will personally assess your claim and handle your premises liability lawsuit if your case has merit. Contact a premises liability attorney at our firm in Central Florida today for a free consultation.