Premises Liability Law
At Jordan + Lawyers, our premises liability lawyers ensure that the injured receive full compensation for the negligence and recklessness of property owners in South Florida. There are many responsibilities that come with owning property. Compliance with zoning regulations, paying taxes, and property maintenance are but a few of them. Ensuring that a property is safe and secure is also another responsibility that each property owner must undertake.
Premises liability law includes slip and fall accidents, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, and wrongful deaths. These types of accidents frequently occur at:
- Shopping Malls
- Amusement Parks
- Office Buildings
These are just some of the common places in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade County where injuries can occur. If you or a loved one is injured on somebody else’s property, call our skilled premises liability lawyers for a free consultation. Our experienced premises liability lawyers handle cases in Miami, Broward, and throughout the state of Florida.Determining the Legal Status of the Visitor
According to Florida law, the owner of a property may be responsible for the injuries suffered by its visitors, invitees, and guests. At our South Florida based premises liability law firm, we file claims on behalf of clients who have been injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence or recklessness. Florida’s premises liability law requires property owners to maintain a safe environment both inside and outside, including in the surrounding areas of their property, such as the sidewalks, parking lots, pools, and other access points.
In any case presented by an injured person, our experienced premises liability lawyers in Ft. Lauderdale will first look at the legal status of the visitor. Favor falls upon those who were lawfully on the property (such as invitees, social guests, and licensees) and not on those who entered the property illegally (such as trespassers).
Generally speaking, you are considered an invitee when you were invited into the property. You become a licensee or a social guest when you enter a property for your own purpose, and with consent from the owner. And finally, you become a trespasser when you enter a premise without any right to do so.The Standard of Care Provided by Property Owners
Property owners across Florida should provide a uniform standard of care to invitees, social guests, and licensees. This means that no matter the status of the visitor, regardless of who is more important than the other in the eyes of the law, there must be a reasonable provision of care to ensure safety.
This is where the value of property maintenance steps in. The owner should regularly inspect his or her property and identify areas that may be prone to accidents. Once identified, repair should immediately be sought and proper warning signs put in place.
Let our experienced premises liability lawyers analyze your unique situation for free. At our free consultation, we will determine the legal status of the visitor, the use to which the property is put, determining if the accident or injury could have been foreseen, and the effort the owner took to repair a possible dangerous condition.Your Next Course of Action
Slip, trip or fall injuries happen on various properties every day. These accidents can lead to permanent disabilities and even untimely death that make the property owner liable for the wellbeing of the visitor. If you or someone you know suffered an injury on someone else’s property, consult with our qualified premises liability lawyers today for an accurate assessment of the situation.
If you or anyone you know is in need of legal assistance in a premises liability matter in Miami, Broward, or Palm Beach County, please contact Jordan + Lawyers today for a free consultation at 305-501-2836.