When you walk on someone else’s property, you trust the owner to warn you of any dangers and keep their property safe. Unfortunately, many fail to do this, causing serious injuries. If you have suffered injuries due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you deserve a top-notch lawyer that will fight for you. At the Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our compassionate lawyers can listen to your story and give you a stress-free legal experience.
After your accident, your recovery should be your top priority. We allow you to do this by handling every aspect of your claim. With our two decades of experience and extensive legal knowledge, you can rely on us to build a strong claim and achieve the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers strive to provide clear, consistent communication so you understand the full scope of your case and the legal decisions you need to make.
Injured in an accident?
What Qualifies as Premises Liability in Florida?
Premises liability is the responsibility of a property owner when someone is injured due to their negligence. Several types of claims fall under this category, including the following:
- Improper maintenance
- Negligent security
- Defective conditions on the premises
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Grocery store accidents
- Water leaks and flooding
- Toxic chemical exposure
Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, we can take on any challenge. Our professional lawyers take a personalized approach to develop a plan tailored to your needs. We also take insurance adjusters off your plate, so you don’t have to deal with negotiations and keep track of offers.
Duty of Care in Davie Premises Liability Claims
An essential part of proving fault in premises liability claims is demonstrating the property owner owed you a duty of care to maintain their property and respect your safety. However, property owners owe different levels of care to certain types of visitors. Florida divides visitors into the following categories:
This is someone who received expressed or implied permission from the landowner to visit their property, which often includes neighbors, friends, and family members. Invitees also include customers in stores, as stores invite people to enter their premises and shop. Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees, so they must inspect their space and warn guests of potential hazards.
Like invitees, licensees receive expressed or implied permission from the property owner to enter their premises, but licensees do so for their own reasons. This may include salespeople or people going into a grocery store to use the restroom. While property owners still have to maintain and warn about any hazards, they are only liable for dangers they actively know about instead of ones they should have known.
A trespasser does not have permission to enter a landowner’s property. Property owners owe trespassers little duty of care, but they cannot intentionally set up hazards to harm those without authorization on their premises.
Our knowledgeable lawyers understand the complicated nature of these classifications, so we may help you gather evidence to prove the property owner owed you a duty of care and their negligence of this duty caused your injuries. We utilize our legal knowledge and valuable resources to answer all your legal questions.
What Damages Can You Recover in Your Florida Premises Liability Claim?
When negotiating with insurance companies about just compensation, they often try everything they can to get you to settle for an unfair outcome. Our legal team understands insurance companies’ tactics, so we work with you to build a strong claim and fight for the damages you deserve. Depending on the severity of your injuries and other details of your case, you may recover the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Ambulance fees
- Current and future medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages from missed work
- Physical therapy
- Reduced quality of life
- Prescribed medications
- Assistive medical devices
When collecting damages, it’s important to know that Florida is a comparative negligence state. This means each party involved in your case receives a percentage of fault for the accident. This percentage gets deducted from your compensation. For example, if you are 20% at fault for the accident, your damages get reduced by 20%. We may help you create a solid case to ensure you do not receive an unfair fault percentage.
Reach Out to a Trusted Davie Premises Liability Lawyer at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol Today
The aftermath of suffering injuries due to a property owner’s neglect can be overwhelming, and you may not know what to do next. One of the best steps to protect your rights is to contact an experienced premises liability attorney that can support you from start to finish, so you can focus on healing. Our caring lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott Sobol may handle every aspect of your claim to help you achieve a successful outcome.
We have proudly served premises liability victims in the Davie area since 2003. Our unmatched legal services and communication skills allow you to fully understand your claim and take the weight off your shoulders. We offer free consultations to listen to your story and determine the best path forward to meet your goals. To schedule an appointment with an understanding lawyer, call (954) 440-2000 or fill out our contact form.