Each time that you set foot inside a shopping mall, supermarket, movie theater, or other business, you are placing your safety in the hands of the parties that maintain the premises. While some property owners are diligent about ensuring the safety of their visitors and guests, others fail to keep their premises in a safe condition, resulting in painful and debilitating injuries for unsuspecting victims. According to Florida law, individuals who are injured as the result of a property owner’s failure to keep his or her premises safe are entitled to compensation for their harm. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our dedicated injury lawyers are ready to help people in Naples and the surrounding cities bring a claim against a negligent property owner.Holding a Negligent Property Owner Accountable for Your Injuries
According to Florida law, a property owner has a duty to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn most visitors about any unsafe conditions that are not readily obvious to them. There are some distinctions in this duty based on the reason that the injured person was on the defendant’s property. For business invitees and social guests, the property owner must maintain the premises according to the highest level of care. It must account for any hazards of which it is aware as well as those of which it reasonably should be aware. When it comes to trespassers, the property owner generally only owes the trespasser a duty to refrain from creating any intentionally dangerous conditions. There are some circumstances involving children in which a higher duty of care is owed.
The scope of property affected by premises liability law is broad and encompasses everything from private homes to hotels and department stores. Common examples of dangerous conditions that exist in many locations include a broken floorboard, a faulty step in a staircase, or an unsecure deck. Grocery stores are also notorious for slip and fall accidents, which arise when produce or other food product items spill on the floor and are not cleaned up in a reasonable timeframe.
After showing that the property owner owed him or her a duty of care, the plaintiff must identify an action that breached this duty and show that he or she suffered damages as a direct result of the accident. Slip and fall accidents can be extremely painful and debilitating. Many victims may experience broken bones, concussions, and spinal cord damage. Compensation that may be available often includes medical expenses, pain and suffering, and missed wages for time away from work.Discuss Your Premises Liability Claim with a Naples Attorney
After suffering an unexpected injury when visiting someone else’s property, the last thing you should have to worry about is investigating your legal claim and navigating the judicial system. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our compassionate slip and fall lawyers can give Naples residents and other individuals the personal attention that they deserve. We represent accident victims in many Florida cities, including Coral Springs, Fort Myers, Miami, North Miami Beach, and throughout Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. To set up a free consultation, contact us online or call us at one of our three locations: Broward County at 954-247-4878, Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.