Protecting Your Legal Rights
Premises liability includes any injury that is sustained on another person’s property. One of the most common premise liability claims is a slip-and-fall injury. Premises liability involves many types of claims other than just slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. Injuries may occur in a number of locations, such as a parking lot, retail store, school, shopping mall, supermarket, restaurant, convenience store, etc.
Types of Premises Liability Injuries
Premises liability injuries may include broken bones or fractures, sprains and strains, herniated discs requiring surgery, scarring, neck, and back musculoskeletal injuries, as well as spinal cord or head injuries.
Determining Liability Under Florida Law
Under Florida law, both the owner and occupier of property may be legally responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on that property. The liability of owners and occupiers of property varies and is dependent on the facts of each case. Focus is placed on the status of the injury victim and the condition of the property causing the accident. Florida's law places the burden of proof on the injury victim to prove that the landowner or occupier committed negligence, which caused their injury.
Children, depending on their age, are not always capable of judging a dangerous situation, and if the property owner maintains a dangerous condition that could be expected to attract a child, then the property owner may be liable if the child is injured even though the child may be trespassing.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
The legal duty of the landowner to protect you from injury varies according to whether you are an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. Attorney Joe McIntyre at Florida Injury Lawyer can help you determine what legal rights you possessed at the time of your injury.
Seek Legal Counsel
If you have been a victim of a premise's liability accident and believe that the owner did not take the proper and necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment, you should contact our law office for more information. Florida has complicated laws about premises liability, and it may benefit you to have a professional working for you to ensure that you understand your rights under Florida law.
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