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Florida Premise Liability Attorney
Business and property owners in Florida are legally required to provide reasonably safe premises and warn of known dangers on premises in their control. When property owners and businesses neglect the obligation to warn and keep the premises safe, serious legal consequences can follow if someone gets hurt or dies. At Slotin Law, we represent clients all over Florida who have been seriously injured through the neglect of businesses and property owners. Call Slotin Law today at (904) 710-9901 if you or a loved one has suffered as a result of any dangerous condition on private or public property in Florida.
Common Premise Liability Injury Causes
Some common dangerous conditions that cause injury or death include:
- Uneven walkways or pavements
- Dangerous dogs or other animals
- Inadequate lighting or marking
- Toxic substances
- Slip and falls on wet, slick, or loose surfaces
- Floors, stairs, railings, or other fixtures in disrepair
These, or any other hazard, can occur anywhere there is poor construction, lack of maintenance, or a general disregard for safety.
Whether a property owner or operator is at fault for injuries or death depends, in part, on why the injured or deceased encountered the dangerous condition. Determining the injured person’s legal status—invitee, licensee, or trespasser—defines the level of care the property owner and operator owed to that person.
Businesses must protect their patrons, called “invitees” under Florida law, with the highest level of care. At the other extreme, property owners and businesses owe the least protection to “trespassers” on the property. But, even trespassers can recover for injuries caused by the conduct of the property owner or property operator in some situations.
People on public or private property are “licensees” when they’re not forbidden but not invited. Licensees are protected less than invitees but more than trespassers. So, whether someone is an invitee, licensee, or trespasser is an important issue of fact in all premises liability matters. Slotin Law will investigate your premises liability case to secure the best outcome for you and your family under the circumstances.
At Slotin Law, we get the evidence to show a jury the truth and help people wronged by business and property owner neglect. Evidence can be lost or forgotten, so time is of the essence. Call Slotin Law now, at (904) 710-9901, for a free consultation about your rights and possible recovery in your premises liability case.
Florida Slip and Falls
When a business or property owner has reason to know that there is a dangerous condition on the property, then they might be liable for injuries or deaths caused by that dangerous condition. In Florida, lawsuits for falls caused by spills or loose objects require evidence that the property owner or business had “actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition” that caused injuries. In many cases, property owners and businesses argue that there was no notice of the dangerous condition at issue. Whether a defendant in your lawsuit succeeds can turn on whether your lawyer can show that the defendant knew, or should have known, of the dangerous condition.
What to do After a Slip and Fall to Help Your Case
In order to help prove your case, we recommend that you do the following immediately after your fall:
- Remain calm
- Check yourself for injuries
- Call 911 for emergency medical assistance, if necessary
- Take pictures of:
- The spill, objects, and/or conditions that caused your fall
- All lighting around the condition
- All witnesses to the fall
- Any cameras or other recording devices in view of the fall or condition
- Any warnings or signs or advertisements around the condition
- Any information displayed on the property that identifies the business in control or the property owner
- Get names and contact information for:
- The business or property owner
- All witnesses to the fall
- Get the exact address for the location where you fell
- Complete a business incident report, if available
- Seek medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible
- Call Slotin Law once you are in a safe location
At Slotin Law, we investigate our clients’ falls to secure key evidence of negligence at public or private property. Places like hotels, restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, and residential buildings often neglect to protect the public from known slip hazards or trip hazards. Slotin Law can help you maximize financial compensation for all your expenses, losses, and suffering caused in a fall at most locations. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a slip-and-fall, it is important to call Slotin Law at (904) 710-9901 to protect your rights.
Negligent Security in Florida
The law requires property owners and businesses provide a safe environment in areas under their control. A reasonable safety environment includes security protections for possible victims. At Slotin Law, we can aggressively handle your negligent security case to prove that those in control failed to provide a reasonably safe environment when they knew, or should have know, that criminal violence on the premises may cause harm.
When the property owner or operator knows, or should know, the risk of attack from third-parties is high, then they are required to take extra security measures to provide a safe environment. Properties and businesses—like some convenience stores—in high-crime areas may be required to adequately prevent victims from suffering severe injuries or death by:
- Providing adequate lighting
- Hiring adequate security guards
- Using adequate security systems
- Using safe property design
- Using safe internal procedures
Violent activities and crimes like shootings, robberies, stabbings, burglaries, assault, or sexual assault may be the result of negligence. When a victim of these activities can show that those in control of the property failed to provide adequate protection from a foreseeable crime, there can be significant legal consequences.
At Slotin Law, we work with highly-qualified security consultants to maximize compensation for all injuries and/or deaths caused by inadequate security. We fight to prove that the violence or crimes were foreseeable and preventable if only adequate security measures were taken. Call Slotin Law—(904) 710-9901—for a free consultation about your negligent security case to discuss how we can get you and your family justice.