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Premises Liability

It happens daily – people are injured on someone else’s property.

The law is complicated but a property owner basically has a duty to maintain their property in a “reasonably safe” condition and to warn people if there is a dangerous condition on that property. Also, they must correct that dangerous condition in a timely manner.

Accidents occurring on business properties are most likely covered by commercial insurance, while most homeowner’s insurance cover accident claims made for accidents occurring in private homes.

Types of Premises Liability Cases include:

  • Exposed common areas
  • Broken escalators/elevators
  • Exposed holes or potholes
  • Falling objects
  • Wet or slippery floors or substance on floors
  • Broken or loose handrails
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Insufficient security
  • Uneven, raised, or cracked walkways

Florida law holds property owners liable when people are injured at their property, whether business or residential under the premises liability law. Property owners have a duty to safeguard their properties from causing harm to their visitors and sometimes even trespassers. They must fix unsafe conditions and warn visitors of dangers. As such, premises liability is a form of negligence. If a person gets injured on a property, then the owner neglected to create a safe environment on the property.

There are many places that a premises accident can occur; some of the common locations include:

  • Building hallways and corridors
  • Outside, common areas
  • Parking lots
  • Recreational facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Resorts
  • Stores and shopping malls
  • Swimming pools

Florida Premises Liability Law

Florida’s premises liability law is different from other states. Plantiffs have to prove foreseeability, that the owner had knowledge of the problem prior to the injury happening. Florida’s premises liability law statute enacted on July 1, 2010 reads:

  1. If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence showing that:
    1. The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition; or
    2. The condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable.
  2. This section does not affect any common-law duty of care owed by a person or entity in possession or control of a business premises.

At Kravitz Law Group, our premises liability lawyers provide aggressive representation to clients who have been injured in premises accidents. From the outset of our professional relationship, we will inform you of your rights, and seek the financial compensation your injuries and suffering deserve. With solid legal representation protecting your rights, we will persist in aggressively obtaining for you what you deserve.

Other Areas of Practice

You might have a right to damages to cover your extensive expenses, lost wages, medical treatments, and emotional suffering. At Kravitz Law Group, our attorneys are experienced in product liability, as long-standing representatives of both individual and class-action cases, serves to represent you with an absolute commitment to high-quality legal representation. If you, or your loved one, have been injured after using a product, contact us for a full appraisal of your rights.

Insurance companies often make it as difficult as they can for individuals to obtain proper compensation – even when an insurance company makes an offer, the amount is rarely enough to cover all of the expenses and losses. This is where we step in.

Our attorneys will work with your physicians and other health care providers to assess and review all the short- and long-term medical aspects of your case. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, please contact the skilled civil trial attorneys at Kravitz Law Group, P.A., for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.

If you feel you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor or medical facility, and you need legal representation in a medical malpractice case against a doctor or hospital, contact Kravitz Law Group for a free initial consultation to see if legal action is right for you.

The death of a family member is an extremely traumatic and painful experience. This can become even more so when negligence was to blame for their death, and the accident was avoidable. If you have lost a loved one, know that we care and that we are here to help.

You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if your loved one tragically died as a result of one of the above, or other causes. To find out if Kravitz Law Group can help you pursue compensation for your loss, please contact our office today for a free consultation.

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