Premise Liability Lawyer Jacksonville
When you visit someone else’s property, you have every legal right to expect that they have taken the appropriate precautions to keep you safe from harm. This includes addressing any hazards on the property, properly warning you of any risks present, and maintaining their property to ensure that visitors are able to stay safe while they are on the property, whether inside a building, on a public sidewalk, or a government building. Simply put, if you are injured on any property that is not your own, and that you were lawfully on, then you have rights for compensation that must be upheld.
Work With a Personal Injury Attorney Today
The team at Fasig | Brooks is available today to speak with you about your premise liability questions in specific detail, including the nature of your injuries, the accident that caused your injuries, and how we can help you get the compensation that you are legally entitled to as a result of the defendant’s failure to keep you safe. No matter who you are seeking compensation from, whether it is an insurance policy, a surety company, or the responsible individual directly, you deserve legal support.
Read more below to get a general idea of some information regarding premise liability law in Florida, and how we can help you seek compensation for your premise liability injury in Jacksonville. Contact us now to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Common Premise Liability Cases
A premise liability happens when someone is injured due to unsafe conditions on a property that they are visiting. Given this very general definition, you can imagine that there is a wide range of cases that fall under this legal umbrella. In order to determine whether or not you are the victim of premise liability, there must be a few factors present in the situation:
- The defendant had a responsibility to keep their property safe from hazards for visitors
- There was a hazard that the responsible party had a reasonable ability to resolve or to warn you of, and they failed to do so
- This failure resulted in an accident that caused you injury
Some of the most common premise liability cases are the ones listed below:
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall is any injury that happens when someone, as the name suggests, slips and falls because of a hazard. One of the most common types of slip and falls is because of wet floors, such as spills in a grocery store, dangerous stairs, or faulty flooring that causes a visitor to fall.
If you are on someone else’s property and you are the victim of an assault, a robbery, or any other sort of crime, then it may be determined that the owner (or another liable party) should have taken better precautions in order to keep you safe from these types of situations as a guest of their property.
If you fall into a hole in a floor, or down the stairs because of a broken handrail, these are just two examples of possible issues of improper maintenance that can result in a premise liability case. Property owners and managers are expected to keep their properties maintained in order to avoid these types of injuries and are responsible for any failure to do so.
Frequently Asked Questions About Premise Liability
During our initial consultation, we will be able to go through a wide range of questions that you likely have about your situation, and we will be able to provide you specific answers. In the meantime, take a look at some of these general answers to common questions that we are happy to answer.
Who is at fault for a premise liability personal injury?
Determining who is responsible for your injuries can be a lot more complicated than you may initially suspect, considering that there may be many different parties who have different degrees of responsibility for the safety and maintenance of the property. Most often, the property owner is liable; however, the property may be leased, the maintenance may be contracted to a third party, or a surety company may represent a bonded insurance company that was performing work on a public area. Determining who is at fault for your injuries is one of the first steps that we will take as your Jacksonville slip and fall lawyers.
How much is my premise liability case worth?
Like any personal injury case, there are many specific factors that need to be calculated in order to determine how much a victim is owed following their accident. Medical bills and impacts to earnings are both highly specific to the victim’s life, and there are many other unique variables that we will need to calculate before reaching a comprehensive amount that we will then be able to aggressively negotiate towards on your behalf.
We will work with you to identify and calculate all of the damages that you have suffered, both economic and non-economic. Insurance companies typically push back more aggressively on non-economic damages, simply because they are so hard to quantify. We will not back down as we fight for your rights.
Do I need a lawyer to file a premise liability injury claim?
There is no legal requirement for a victim of any personal injury to hire an attorney, but just because there is no requirement does not mean that working with an experienced professional is not necessary. While you are trying to focus on recovering from your injuries, the last thing you should need to worry about is handling negotiations with an insurance company at the same time.
One of the insurance company’s main focuses is to limit the amount paid out for any individual claim, meaning that they are highly experienced in reducing claim amounts. It only makes sense to bring an experienced representative to the table in order to give yourself the best chance of a fair outcome.
Contact Us Now For a Free Initial Consultation
The sooner you reach out to our firm, the sooner we will be able to begin representing you through this process so that you can focus on getting your life back on track without being weighed down by additional stress. Scheduling an initial consultation is quick and easy, but this simple step is enormously important for recovering from this traumatic and painful experience.