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What Constitutes Premises Liability in Florida?

Any time you are on commercial property, the business or landowner has an obligation to ensure the grounds are maintained and that you are properly warned of any safety hazards that may exist. For example, if there is a large hole in the sidewalk where people could reasonably be, there need to be adequate warnings to watch out. Liability claims are not just limited to businesses—homeowners need to keep their guests safe as well.

You may have a premises liability claim if you were injured due to:

  • Slippery surfaces that were not clearly marked as such
  • Poor maintenance of an area, walkway, or room
  • Dangerous building conditions, such as exposed wiring or rebar
  • Animal attacks
  • Inadequate security
  • Fire danger
  • Improper maintenance of pipes and chemicals

Business and landowners are expected to protect visitors against harm when they are on their property. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Because it can cost more to provide safe premises, there are business and landowners who will not keep visitors and patrons safe. If you were seriously injured while visiting someone else’s property, it is important that you obtain the assistance of an experienced Melbourne personal injury lawyer right away. Call The Law Offices of Bryan J. McCarthy to schedule a free consultation and move forward with obtaining compensation for your injuries.

Dial (321) 248-7742 now or contact The Law Offices of Bryan J. McCarthy online to get started with your case.

What Makes a Case?

As you might expect, not all injuries that occur are eligible for compensation claims. If you were on the back corner of an abandoned property where you were not reasonably expected to be, it will be difficult to prove that the owner should have taken care of it.

In order to successfully pursue a compensation claim, you must prove:

  • You were seriously injured
  • The hazard caused the injury
  • The landowner should have reasonably known about it
  • They ignored it or failed to fully protect visitors against it

At The Law Offices of Bryan J. McCarthy, we understand how to fight these kinds of cases. Because many businesses are protected by insurance, they are likely to stand against it and try to put the blame back on you. Thanks to Florida’s contributory negligence laws, any blame placed on you will directly affect the amount of compensation you are able to obtain. You need the help of an experienced Melbourne personal injury to build a compelling case in your favor.

Call (321) 248-7742 now and schedule your free consultation with our firm.