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Were You Injured Due to a Property Owner’s Negligence? We Can Help.

If you were injured on someone’s property, then you might have a premises liability claim. Florida law imposes a duty on property owners and occupiers to fix hazards that could endanger members of the public. Unfortunately, many owners and occupiers are very lax, and innocent people get injured as a result.

At Smith, Ball & Báez, we have brought premises liability claims against a variety of defendants for many types of injuries.

If you need help thinking through whether you have a claim, please call our Boca Raton premises liability lawyers at (561) 500-HELP today.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Our firm has helped many clients who were injured in the following types of cases:

  • Slip and fall. Some hazards—such as spilled liquids, worn carpeting, or trash on the floor—cause a person to slip and get injured.
  • Trip and fall. Objects on the ground like power cords, potholes, and loose tiles can cause a person to trip.
  • Elevator and escalator accidents. These pieces of equipment malfunction more than you would expect. Improper or lax maintenance is often a cause.
  • Dog bites. Dog owners are liable when their dog attacks a person in public or on private property.
  • Swimming pool and jacuzzi accidents. Too many children die in the water, and adults can also be injured if they trip and fall.
  • Negligent security. A person could suffer a violent attack because the property owner, like a hotel or shopping center, did not provide adequate security.
  • Falling merchandise. Heavy objects can cause injuries when they tumble off high shelves in stores.
  • Toxic exposure. Dangerous substances at work or in public can make people sick and cause injuries.

There are many ways to be injured on someone’s property, and the above is only a sampling. Contact us to discuss your case.

A Property Owner’s Duties to Visitors

Property owners do not guarantee a person’s safety.

However, the law does require that they take certain measures, depending on who is visiting the property:

  • A public or private invitee is someone invited to enter or remain on the property. Owners must use reasonable care to keep the property reasonably safe, and they must warn of concealed hazards.
  • This person is permitted to enter the property for their own convenience. A property owner cannot willfully or wantonly injure them but owes few other duties of care.
  • A trespasser has no right to be on the property when they are injured, and the landlord owes them no duty of care.

Children are a special category. Owners and occupiers can be liable if they have an “attractive nuisance” on the property that draws curious children to trespass. Fla. Stat. § 823.08 lists many examples of attractive nuisances, such as abandoned refrigerators and iceboxes.

This is a fact-intensive area of law with few overarching rules. The steps a defendant must take to keep the property safe depends on the totality of the circumstances.

Speak with a Boca Raton Premises Liability Lawyer

At Smith, Ball & Báez, we take great pride in helping injured people obtain money to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our firm.

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