Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their grounds are safe and don’t pose an unreasonable risk to individuals. This includes all of the physical conditions of a property that can cause accidents as well negligent security situations where you weren't protected properly by the owner of the building or business.
At The Hickey Law Firm, P.A., a Miami accident lawyer serving the state of Florida can help if you have suffered an injury on a property other than your own. If you or someone you love has been injured on a property as a result of an unreasonable danger, call our Miami law office today at 305-371-8000.
Two Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability involves the overall care and maintenance of a person's property or business. There are two main types of premises liability: dangerous physical conditions at a premises or negligent security.
The main types of physical conditions that can lead to personal injury are the following:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Improperly designed stairs or ramps
- Slips from a spill
- Lack of protection or warning when a spill occurs
- Lack of adequate handrails
- Lack of proper lighting
- Construction site accident due to negligence
In addition to physical conditions that can cause injury, a premises owner can be liable for injuries, assaults, or death that occurs if their premises is not properly secured. This can include the following:
- Assault from lack of lighting or security
- Cruise ship assault or rape due to lack of security
- Lack of protection from and removal of dangerous trespassers
When to File a Premises Liability Case
Overall, anyone that is in a store, shopping center, or even on a cruise ship has rights that should be protected by the owner of the premises. Property owners have an obligation to provide and secure and safe environment for their patrons.
In Florida, there is a statute regarding the obligations of commercial property owners. That statute, Florida statute section 768.0710, states that commercial property owners and cruise lines act negligently by failing to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance, inspection, repair, warning, or mode of operation of the business premises. It also states that the failure of a commercial property owner or cruise line to exercise reasonable care is a legal cause of the loss, injury and/or damages suffered by an injured person.
Compensation in a Premises Liability Case
If you have been injured on another person’s property or a commercial property as a result of negligence or wrongdoing, you may have a premises liability case. To schedule a free consultation in the Miami area with a premises liability attorney, contact our Miami law office today.
Miami accident lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey has the experience and wherewithal you are seeking and can help protect your rights. Call 305-371-8000 today.