In Florida, property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe and secure. This means that they are obligated to fix or remove any hazards in a reasonably prudent manner, and, at the very least, to warn visitors about potential dangers on the property. If they fail to uphold this duty, they can be held accountable through a premises liability lawsuit.
If you or someone you love was injured in a preventable accident, you may have grounds to seek compensation. Contact one of our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers today to learn more about your rights! Our firm has more than 325 years of collective experience, and has recovered over a quarter of a billion dollars in compensation for our clients. You will pay no fees until we have received compensation for your injuries.
Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle
At Kelley/Uustal, we handle a wide range of premises liability claims. Whether you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident or attacked by your neighbor’s dog, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the level of compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers handle premises liability claims that involve:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Amusement park accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Preventable fires and explosions
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
What to Do After a Property-Related Accident
- Report the accident immediately and fill out an incident report
- Get the names of all employees and managers who were working
- Take pictures of the scene, including the hazard that caused the accident
- Collect contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident
- Seek medical attention immediately and document your injuries
Property Owner Responsibilities in Florida
According to Florida’s premises liability laws, property owners owe different levels of care to the different types of guests they host – be they invitees, licensees, or trespassers.
- Invitees: An invitee would be someone who has entered the property with the expressed permission of the property owner. One example would be a customer in a grocery store. Under the law, invited guests are owed the highest level of care.
- Licensees: A licensee would be someone who enters the property with permission from the property owner, but not for commercial purposes. This may include friends, family members, or social guests. Licensees are also owed a high level of care.
- Trespassers: A trespasser would be someone who enters the property without permission from the property owner. Since they were not invited onto the premises, trespassers are owed a low level of care from the property owner – or none at all.
When you contact a premises liability lawyer at Kelley/Uustal, we can investigate the cause of your accident and fight to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.
Contact Our Florida Premises Liability Attorney
If you or someone you love was injured as a result of dangerous property conditions, we encourage you to contact our team of Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys so we can help you file a personal injury claim as soon as possible. The lawyers at Kelley/Uustal will start your case with a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. Reach out today to learn more about our “no recovery, no fee” policy. You don’t pay unless we win your case – we are ready to help you seek justice!