Premises Liability Lawyers
Property owners have an obligation to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors of any hidden hazards. Premise liability can include any type of injury caused by a defective condition on the property. Whether a person can recover damages for injury on another’s property will be based upon a number of factors, including whether the injured was a trespasser, licensee, or an invitee.
If you or a loved one has been injured on another’s property, contact us today by calling (561) 444-7980 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the circumstances of the injury, potential claim and your legal options.
What are Some Common Types of Premises Liability Claims?
Some of the most common types of premises liability claims include:
- Accidents related to defective property conditions
- Amusement park accidents
- Balcony and railing failures
- Bathroom, bathtub and shower slips
- Blocked walking paths
- Chemical accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Criminal assaults
- Dangerous work environments
- Dog bite incidents
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Grocery store accidents
- Improper exits and ramps
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate or negligent security
- Items falling off shelves
- Loading dock accidents
- Lose building materials
- Parking lot defects and accidents
- Playground accidents
- Retail store accidents
- Retirement community accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Uneven carpet or mat conditions
- Uneven flooring conditions
- Uneven pavement conditions
- Unsafe sidewalk conditions
- Unsafe stairwell conditions
Who can be Held Liable for Premises Liability Injuries?
The property owner of any establishment may be liable for injuries or accidents which occur on the premises. This can include, but is not limited to, gyms and fitness centers, retirement communities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, shopping centers, parking garages and parking lots, restaurants, schools, retail stores, shopping malls, grocery stores and supermarkets, beauty salons, department and clothing stores, churches, synagogues, office buildings, gas and service stations, hotels, hospitals, bars and nightclubs, resorts, casinos, water parks, amusement parks and apartment complexes. Additionally, more than one person or entity can be held liable for the injuries. For example, in addition to the owner of the property, a tenant, third party vendor, work crew, landlord, property management company, security guard or company retained to secure the property may also be held responsible. Furthermore, individuals whose intentional criminal actions caused the injuries may also be held accountable both criminally and civilly.
How are Premises Liability Cases Evaluated?
Premises liability cases typically rest on sufficient evidence, which can include photographs, videos, surveillance, witness statements, medical records, police reports, slip resistance testing, signage and lighting conditions, and history of reported hazards. Premise liability experts can also be retained to testify on code and regulation violations, industry standard and building site safety violations, and facility design and construction defects. These experts can consist of engineers, architects, security experts, building and safety code experts and regulators, construction managers and biomechanical experts.
What Types of Damages are Available in Premises Liability Cases?
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages in limited circumstances
- Any other damages allowed by law or deemed fair and just by the Court
Consult with a Premises Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, it is important to seek legal assistance. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking damages. Since your rights could be impacted by a statute of limitation, it is important to consult with an attorney promptly. Contact the lawyers at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. to discuss your claim, legal rights and options. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact us today at (561) 444-7980 or fill out our online form.
Premises Liability Attorneys serving Wellington, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Green Acres, The Acreage, Westlake, West Palm Beach and throughout the states of Florida, California and New Jersey.