What Is A Premises Liability Suit?
Premises liability cases include issues that make a property unsafe such as tripping or slipping and falling, open hazards, falling objects and negligent security. Any property owner – public, private or commercial – may be held accountable if their negligence caused an injury or death. In general, property owners can be liable if they knew or should have known about the hazard and did not take steps to fix the problem or warn visitors of it.
These cases often seem straightforward, but they rarely are. You must prove that the property owner was negligent, and this can be a challenging task. I am Florida personal injury attorney Jared K. Newman, Esq., and I have been handling premises liability cases for more than 10 years. You can be certain that I know how to investigate these accidents and determine who is liable for your losses. I represent residents and out-of-state visitors in an area from Fort Lauderdale to Miami and throughout South Florida. Speak with me today for a free consultation.
Injuries Are Often Serious And May Last For Years
Because of the many ways a premises liability accident can occur, there are a wide range of potential injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Electric shock injuries
- Burn injuries
- Gunshot or stab wounds
- Physical and sexual assault injuries
You will likely need extensive medical treatment for these types of injuries. Whether your injury is from falling, being struck by an object or being mugged or robbed, I can work with you to pursue compensation from the negligent property owner.
Steps To Take After An Accident On Dangerous Property
Unsure of what to do after a premises liability accident? Follow these steps:
- If you are injured, call 911.
- File a report with the property owner.
- Try to take photographs of the hazard that caused you to fall.
- Obtain the names and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
- Note your injuries.
- Do not give any statements without a lawyer present.
- Do not sign anything.
- Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Find Out How I Can Help
Let’s discuss your accident and how the law will apply to your case. Consultations are free and confidential. For your convenience, I offer consultations in person, by phone or by videoconference. From offices in Hallandale and Hollywood, I serve South Florida. Call 954-329-5955 or contact me online.