Premises Liability Attorneys in Tallahassee
Holding Florida Property Owners Accountable
Whether it’s a slip and fall at a grocery store, a fall from a broken railing, being beaten by an overly aggressive bouncer, or being sexually assaulted at an apartment complex, property owners have a duty to keep you safe. When they fail, lives are ruined. Let us help you put yours back together.
Property owners and businesses have a duty to maintain their properties in a way that ensures the reasonable safety of their customers and visitors. When these requirements are not being met due to conditions on the property, the property owner is responsible for alerting any customers or visitors to that fact.
At Fasig | Brooks, we have successfully prosecuted hundreds of premises liability cases. We obtained a $1 million settlement for a man who slipped and fell at work, hurting his lower back so badly he could not work again. We recently received a $350,000 settlement for an elderly woman who was attacked in her hotel room and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. We obtained a $395,000 settlement for a man who tripped and broke his femur while going down the stairs of the apartment in which he was living. These are just a few examples of the numerous cases we have won for our clients.
The Tallahassee premises liability attorneys at Fasig | Brooks have years of experience representing clients injured or killed through the negligence of property owners. In the case of injuries not involving wrongful death, victims are also entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, inconvenience, and lost capacity for the enjoyment of life. These lawsuits can be filed by the injured, or in the case of death, by the decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries.
Injuries Caused by Property Owner Negligence & Wrongdoing
Typically the injuries in premises liability suits have occurred as a result of:
- Poor lighting
- Shelving or products falling on customers
- Negligent security
- Improper signage
- Broken sidewalks
- Falling objects
Let Our Tallahassee Premises Liability Lawyers Seek the Damages You Deserve
Premises liability suits are civil suits. Once it is proven that the negligence of the property owner led to the injury or death of another, monetary damages are awarded. The damages are intended to compensate the injured, or their heirs or beneficiaries, for medical and funeral costs as well as lost wages that would have been earned over the life of the decedent. They also compensate for loss of services and companionship. In addition, punitive damages may be awarded if the property owner showed an extreme degree of neglect. A jury typically decides the amount of this award.
The Tallahassee premises liability lawyers at Fasig | Brooks have represented individuals in premises liability suits since 1983. We have the expertise you need.
Contact us in Tallahassee at (850) 777-7777, Orlando at (407) 286-6000, or Jacksonville at (904) 222-3333 to learn more.