The Ins and Outs of Premises Liability Claims in South Florida

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“Accidents” are not limited to roads and highways; they can happen anywhere for any reason. In fact, many of the most serious accidents take place in the most mundane settings and are the result of property owners’ negligence. For more information on the ins and outs of premises liability claims in South Florida, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Miami slip and fall lawyer today.

What is the basis for a premises liability claim in South Florida?

You may be entitled to compensation if you have sustained significant injuries in an accident on poorly maintained or dangerous property. Property owners and managers must ensure that their properties are safe for all those who enter them. Failure to do so may result in people suffering serious injuries. Those injured may then be able to file a premises liability claim.

What causes most premises liability cases in South Florida?

Poorly maintained and dangerous property conditions take many forms, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Falling roofs
  • Falling trees
  • Inadequate security
  • Potholes
  • Broken steps
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Inadequate lighting

You should hold negligent property owners and caretakers accountable for their negligence and/or intentional misconduct. Not only do you need financial compensation to recover from your injuries, but you may want to prevent this tragedy from happening to another unsuspecting person. If it could happen to you, it could happen to anyone.

How do you prove your premises liability case?

In the Sunshine State, proving a defendant’s culpability in a premises liability case involves proving the following:

  • The property owner or manager owed you a duty of care.
  • The property owner or manager breached the duty of care owed to you.
  • This breach caused you to suffer injuries.
  • Actual damage resulted to you.

To prove those elements, you will need to do the following after you sustain injuries in a premises liability case:

  • Call the police and request an ambulance, especially if you are critically injured.
  • Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused you to sustain an injury.
  • Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  • After you receive medical treatment, keep a record of all medical documents and bills associated with your accident, including those for follow-up visits or rehabilitation.
  • Retain the services of a knowledgeable Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney who can help you uncover all other additional information you need to prove you were injured as a direct result of a property owner’s negligence.

If you and your attorney are able to prove your case in court, you may be entitled to economic, noneconomic and, even, punitive damages. Let us fight for you and your future.

Contact a Miami-Dade County, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of negligence, contact us at Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.