Clearwater Premises Liability Lawyer
If you are injured on another’s property in Florida, you may be under the impression that you have no rights and that there is nothing that you can do. However, this may not be true. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for your injuries. Our Clearwater premises liability lawyers can help.
Types of Accidents that Can Occur on Others’ Properties
There is a wide range of accident types that may give rise to a premises liability claim. These accident types include, but are not limited to:
- Dog bites;
- Slip, trip, and fall cases;
- Assault and other violent acts;
- Criminal acts;
- Construction site accidents;
- Retail store injuries; and
Helping You to Prove the Liability of the Property Owner
A property owner owes all those who enter their property, with the exception of trespassers, a duty of care – this duty of care is to ensure that the property is kept within reasonably safe condition, to repair known hazards within a reasonable amount of time, or to provide warning of known hazards if immediate remedy is not possible. For example, a property owner may have a duty to fix broken stairs, or to clean up a spilled beverage.
When a property owner breaches this duty of care and harm to a visitor of the property results, the visitor maintains the right to hold the property owner liable for damages if the visitor can prove that:
- The property owner breached the duty of care owed to the visitor;
- The breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of the accident or incident; and
- The visitor has suffered actual damages as a result.
Our lawyers can help by investigating your case, gathering evidence to prove that the property owner was aware, or should have been aware, of the dangerous condition, and that an unreasonable amount of time passed between when the owner learned of the condition and when your injury occurred (i.e. plenty of time was available to remedy the situation, yet the property owner failed to do so).
Representing You Throughout the Claims Process
Not only will our lawyers work hard to investigate your case, gather evidence, identify the at-fault party, and calculate damages on your behalf, but we will also aggressively negotiate your claim. Most of the time, damages in a premises liability case will be pursued against the property owner’s homeowners’/property liability insurance policy. We have experience working with insurance adjusters and know what it takes to get our clients the maximum compensation award possible.
Call Our Clearwater Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If you have been harmed on a property other than your own, including public property, you may have a claim for damages. To learn more about your rights and steps that you can take right now to improve the outcome of your case, please reach out to our team directly by phone or send us a message requesting more information.