Individuals, businesses and governmental entities that own property have certain responsibilities under the law to keep their premises reasonably safe. If an accident happens due to the negligence of a property owner, the victim can potentially file a lawsuit with the assistance of an injury lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area of the law.
The lawyers at Heller & Heller, P.A., in Coral Springs and Boca Raton represent people throughout South Florida who have sustained a slip-and-fall injury on someone else’s property.
Traditionally, a landowner owes the highest duty to invitees, who are on the property for a business purpose, such as shopping at a retail store. An intermediate level of care is required for licensees, who have permission to be on the property as social guests. The lowest level of care is owed to trespassers, who have no legal right to be on the property.
Premises liability claims can result from a wide range of accidents, including:
Regardless of the cause of an accident, it is important that the injured person contact an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to fully investigate the accident and document the resulting injuries and damages.
Some of the issues that may need to be explored in a premises liability case include:
In wrongful death cases that result from a tragic loss of life, the victim’s family may seek payment for funeral and burial expenses, loss of consortium, lost net earnings to the estate and other damages. It is important to note that, in order to recover damages, the case must be filed within the statute of limitations period. Failing to file a claim within that time usually results in the dismissal of an otherwise valid case.
At Heller & Heller, P.A., our attorneys are available to help people who have been hurt or lost a loved one due to a property owner’s careless actions. Send us an email or call us at 954-340-0037 to schedule a free consultation. We generally do not charge any legal fees unless we recover money on your behalf.