Miami Premises Liability Attorneys
Helping Victims of Premises Liability Throughout the State of Florida
Property owners and managers have a legal duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for guests, customers and others who are lawfully on their premises. However, many premises throughout Florida are not well maintained and at many facilities, safety and security measures are inadequate.
All too often structurally unsafe buildings collapse on hazardous construction sites, unsafe pools result in drownings and defective walking surfaces cause store or restaurant customers to slip or trip and fall. Additionally, at shopping malls, gas stations, ATM’s, hotels and housing developments where criminal activity is known to occur, property owners and managers fail to employ basic and reasonable security measures to protect their customers or guests from violent crime.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the property owner and manager liable and obtain compensation for your injuries with a premises liability lawsuit. The premises liability lawyers at Boyers Law Group have helped clients in a wide variety of cases involving dangerous premises throughout Florida obtain the substantial compensation they deserve and want to help you hold the negligent property owner/manager fully accountable for the harm their negligence has caused.
What Is a Premises Liability Accident Injury?
An injury accident can occur almost anywhere; however, when it occurs on someone else’s property, the owner of that property may be liable for the injuries sustained in the accident. Victims of these kinds of accidents, known in legal terms as premises liability accidents, may well suffer serious physical injuries and emotional trauma as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of the property owner or manager.
Hazardous premises result in a broad range of often life-changing injuries to Americans of all ages. Older Americans, for example, are particularly vulnerable to falls, especially when they are exposed to unsafe and improperly maintained walking surfaces. In fact, each year 2.5 million senior citizens are treated in hospital emergency rooms for fall injuries. No matter what a victim’s age, a fall can cause a serious injury such as broken bones, nerve damage, a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury.
While a great number of the injuries that occur on commercial properties involve accidents where guests to the property slip and fall because of inadequate maintenance practices, there are many other scenarios that are considered premises liability accidents. Below are just a mere handful of examples of the wide variety of often viable dangerous premises claims
- A guest at a hotel or place of business who is seriously injured during a robbery on the property where there is inadequate or negligent security.
- A hotel, water park or residential development minor guest who drowns when a lifeguard leaves her post.
- A visitor to a construction or commercial site who gets seriously injured when construction or other types of material fall on him.
- A passerby who falls in an unprotected and uncovered ditch or hole where construction is being done;
- A shopper who is injured because of an escalator in need of repair.
- A child who is seriously injured on an amusement park ride.
- A guest at a hotel or other commercial property who falls down a flight of stairs because of inadequate lighting.
Do I Have a Florida Premises Liability Claim?
Property owners and managers are not automatically liable for injuries that occur on their property. They can, however, be held legally responsible when their failure to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance and operation of their property causes injury to others who are lawfully on their premises. In cases where the owners/managers did not create the dangerous condition but knew or should have known of its existence and failed to eliminate it or sufficiently warn visitors of its existence, they can also be held liable for the harm that these hazardous conditions caused.
If you have been seriously injured due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim and obtain very substantial compensation for the damages you have suffered. The experienced Florida premises liability attorneys of Boyers Law Group will put their considerable experience, skill and resources to work so that you can obtain justice and the maximum compensation possible under Florida law.
What Compensation Is Possible with a Florida Premises Liability Lawsuit?
A premises liability lawsuit can be used to recover damages when a dangerous condition on someone else’s property resulted in an injury. These damages can include, among other things, compensation for:
- Medical costs, including medications, transportation to appointments, diagnostic tests, procedures, and care, both present and future
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including emotional trauma and anguish;
- Loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life
- Disability or physical impairment
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Wrongful death damages, including mental pain and suffering and loss of companionship and affection together with the value of economic losses, if a loved one sustained a fatal injury due to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property.
Get Expert Legal Help from Miami’s Premier Premises Liability Attorneys
When you or a loved one has been injured due to unsafe premises, you need expert legal help to ensure that you and your family get the justice and substantial compensation you deserve. Boyers Law Group attorneys have successfully litigated many premises liability lawsuits throughout Florida and have achieved substantial settlements and jury awards for our clients.
Please call us at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website as soon as possible so we can get started working on your case. At Boyers Law Group, we are committed to putting our skill, experience and resources to work holding wrongdoers fully accountable for the damages they have caused and helping families get compensated fully for the injuries they have suffered.