Inadequate Maintenance

Premises Liability Lawyers Assisting Residents of Coral Springs

When it comes to being a guest at a business or private location, we have little control over knowing whether the property is safe or whether there are any dangerous conditions lurking there. While property owners often have a sense of whether or not their buildings and other areas are safe for guests, sometimes they forget to check certain conditions, or they may fail to make needed repairs. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Coral Springs premises liability attorneys have represented many accident victims who have endured serious harm because of a property owner’s inadequate maintenance. We are ready to put our skills and experience to use for you.

Bring a Negligence Claim to Seek Compensation

A premises liability case is a type of personal injury claim. In order to assert the right to damages, a plaintiff usually must show that the defendant knew or should have known that its property was unreasonably dangerous, and that the defendant failed to fix or provide a warning about any hazardous conditions. This is the standard of care that is owed by businesses and most other property owners to people who are legally on their premises. The standard may vary in some situations, such as accidents involving children who trespass onto property because they are attracted to something located there.

There are many property-related dangers that can threaten your safety, which vary depending on the type of structure. In a home or apartment, staircases, floorboards, walkways, and other spaces may be out of date and in need of repair. In a business, display shelves and cases are typically bolted to the floor or wall to ensure customers’ safety. Failing to keep these often heavy displays properly secured can place customers at risk of suffering severe injuries. Poorly lit walkways or stairways, decrepit balconies, and uneven steps are also conditions that require prompt maintenance and repair.

After proving that a property owner knew or had reason to know that a condition required repairs and that the property owner failed to take appropriate action, the plaintiff must show that he or she would not have suffered injuries had the condition received the necessary attention. Next, the plaintiff must support any claim for damages by providing evidence of his or her expenses, like medical bills, missed pay checks, or lost earning capacity. Other, more subjective forms of damages may extend to items such as pain and suffering.

Contact a Coral Springs Attorney for Your Slip and Fall Claim

If you have suffered an accident as the result of a property owner’s inadequate maintenance, you may have legal options to explore. The Coral Springs slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Adam Baron can ensure that each of our clients receives the dedication and personal attention that they deserve. We proudly represent injured individuals in Coral Springs, Tamarac, North Miami Beach, Fort Myers, and Naples, among other cities throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at one of our three Florida locations: Broward County at (954) 247-4878, Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.

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