People injured on property have certain rights under Florida law. Moreover, those who own or manage that property have certain responsibilities. Therefore, if you are injured on property, then contact premises liability lawyer David Harris to discuss your circumstances.
Premises Liability Lawyer Pursues Justice
Premises liability is the legal basis for holding a property owner responsible for injuries which occur on property. Accordingly, property may be residential, such as a home. Furthermore, commercial property may include retail stores, apartment buildings, shopping malls, grocery stores, plazas, parking lots, and more.Finally, a premises includes the property outside the building or facility and any inside or interior locations of the property.
Furthermore, your premises liability lawyer pursues claims for injury arising in several common instances, including the following:
- slip and fall
- trip and fall
- negligent security
- construction site accident
- falling merchandise
- swimming pool accidents
Consequently, under Florida law, owners and tenants have a legal duty to maintain their property in reasonably safe condition. Moreover, this responsibility falls upon managers if the owner has given up control over maintenance or safety.
Keeping Property Safe Is Priority for Premises Liability Lawyer
Tenants on property are also called possessors of the premises because they physically occupy the property. However, commercial tenants, such as retail stores and supermarkets, often do not own the property where they are located. Instead, many businesses sign long-term leases in which the business assumes all liability for inspection, maintenance, and keeping the store safe. Especially relevant, as your premises liability lawyer, I pursue all legally responsible parties.
There are several ways to keep a property safe for customers and visitors. Customer safety, for example, is priority one for businesses. Accordingly, to keep the premises safe for customers, businesses often must take the following steps:
- inspect the premises for defects or hazards
- maintain the property so that it is free from hazards
- repair, fix, or correct dangers or defects
- warn customers or guests about any hazards or dangers on the property
When a customer or visitor is injured on premises, liability may result. Accordingly, your premises liability lawyer investigates whether inspecting, maintaining, or repairing dangerous conditions occurred. Moreover, your premises liability lawyer determines whether warnings were provided about such dangerous conditions. Hence, if these failures occurred, then the store may be held liable for damages.
Premises Liability Lawyer Describes Dangerous Conditions on Property
Dangerous conditions, also called hazards or defects, can exist on property causing harm to a customer, guest, or visitor. Accordingly, there are many examples of what constitute dangerous conditions. Moreover, as your premises liability lawyer, I know many first-hand:
- Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall
- liquid on the floor
- foreign substance on floor
- broken stairs or steps
- missing or broken handrails or guardrails
- unmarked step-downs
- uneven thresholds
- uneven sidewalks
- unguarded holes
- violation of building codes
- no warning signs
- Falling Merchandise
- improperly stacked product on shelves
- overloaded shelves
- failing to secure products on shelf overhead aisle
- failing to warn
- Pool Drowning
- unprotected or unguarded swimming pools
- lacking pool gate
- broken pool gate
- lack of childproofing pool area
- no pool alarm
- drain entrapment
- crime committed in parking lot
- store fails to monitor premises
- store security fails to act
- inadequate security
- failing to prevent criminal activity on premises
- failing to warn customers about high criminal activity rate on premises
- unguarded construction site
- OSHA violations
- child access to construction zone
- lacking safety devices
- lacking protective equipment
- failing to warn
These are serious matters. Therefore, your premises liability lawyer may recover compensation from the property owner’s insurance company for a client who has been injured on property. However, in every case, the injured person must prove negligence to establish premises liability for damages. Accordingly, don’t delay in contacting an experienced premises liability lawyer to evaluate your claim.
Premises Liability Lawyer Represents the Injured
Customers and visitors often suffer harm because property owners fail to take basic safety precautions, and severe injuries result. Moreover, major harms, such as head injuries, broken bones, and brain damage, often result from these incidents.
Therefore, don’t delay contacting me, Fort Myers premises liability lawyer David Harris, if you are seriously hurt on premises in Southwest Florida. Experienced in these claims, focused on client needs, and driven for justice, David is a trial lawyer and litigator who seeks maximum compensation for injuries. Accordingly, start your consultation now.