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Florida Premises Liability LawyerLiving with an injury suffered after encountering a hazard on a property can affect your entire life. In addition to dealing with pain, you may also be coping with anxiety about affording your medical bills, stress from being out of work, and anger because the accident never should have happened.

At Freidin Brown, P.A., our personal injury lawyers understand what you face after an accident. Our legal team has over a century of experience helping people get the compensation they need to move forward after an injury or accident. Learn more about what our Florida personal injury lawyers can do for you. Call us today at 888-677-7764 for a free consultation.

Our Florida Premises Liability Lawyers Hold Negligent Property Owners Accountable

Freidin Brown, P.A.’s legal team has been serving Florida’s injured for more than 45 years, and our injury attorneys use decades of experience to protect our clients’ rights. We limit the number of cases we accept and carefully select the cases we handle to ensure we are able to pay attention to every detail while customizing our legal services to our clients’ needs.

If you work with our firm, you can be assured that two attorneys will oversee the planning and strategy development for your case, and we will devote as much time and attention as we need to ensure you get the maximum settlement possible.

How Our Florida Premises Liability Attorney Can Help You

Dealing with a serious injury is hard enough without fighting a difficult legal battle, too. Our Florida premises liability lawyers can make the process manageable. We know the state laws and requirements for injury accidents that happen because a property was improperly maintained.

Our injury lawyers collect important evidence like pictures of hazards, medical reports, and witness accounts. We can use this proof to show how the property owner acted unreasonably and should pay for your injury. Our legal team will assess hospital bills, lost income, and other monetary damages so you can get the full value of your damages.

We can fight for your financial award at trial if we cannot settle your injury case. We are confident in our ability to represent your Florida premises liability case. We have led 300 cases before a jury and won over 20 verdicts totaling more than $1 million.

Our case results include the following premises liability awards:

  • $4.78 million verdict for a fatal negligent security case
  • $1.20 million verdict for a man who died in a pistol-whipping incident involving a security guard
  •  $1.10 million verdict for a man who suffered a brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning

You Don’t Have to Pay Us Legal Fees Up Front for Us to Work on Your Case

Our Florida premises liability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so we can represent you at no charge unless we recover financial compensation for you. Our payment comes out of your settlement award or court-ordered judgment.

All Floridians and visitors who were injured on someone else’s premises should be able to explore their legal options without any financial hurdles standing in the way. Call Freidin Brown, P.A. today at 888-677-7764 to learn more during a free initial consultation.

Recoverable Damages in a Florida Premises Liability Case

We will review your situation to determine the property owner’s role in your accident and how they should compensate you for your injuries and losses. You can claim compensation for costs directly related to your accident and the resulting injuries. Here are the main categories of damages you can claim in a premises liability case:

  • Medical expenses: These include costs for medical treatment, hospital stays, surgery, therapy, or other essential health services for your injury.
  • Lost income: This includes compensation equal to the wages you would have earned if an injury prevents you from working.
  • Loss of future earning capacity: If permanent injury impairs your ability to work in the future, you could receive damages to make up for the expected long-term reductions in your earning power.
  • Disability costs: You could receive out-of-pocket expenses needed for medical equipment, home healthcare, and modifications for accessibility if left disabled.
  • Pain and suffering: This category includes financial compensation for emotional or psychological trauma after the accident, including trauma, grief, fear, loss of enjoyment in life, impaired quality of life, etc.,
  • Wrongful death damages: In a fatality case, additional damages like funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, lost income, loss of companionship, etc.

Our Florida premises liability attorneys will assess all applicable damages and seek maximum compensation. Reach out to the team at Freidin Brown to learn more about the value of your case.

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How Does Premises Liability Law Work in Florida?

Premises liability refers to property owners’ and managers’ responsibility to maintain safe spaces. Their legal obligations include addressing and fixing dangerous conditions in a reasonable amount of time to protect all who enter their property. Under Florida law, the duty owed to someone entering a property varies based on the person’s status, which generally falls into the following categories:

  • Invitee: This person is explicitly invited to enter the premises through an oral or written invitation. This includes customers in stores. Property owners owe invitees the highest duty of care to reasonably inspect the property and ensure it is safe.
  • Licensee: This person enters the premises through implied permission to visit the owner or tenant. Examples are house guests of tenants. Property owners must warn licensees of concealed dangers the owner is aware of.
  • Trespasser: This person enters a property without permission. Property owners only have a duty to avoid willful harm to trespassers and to warn about dangerous activities they know to be occurring on the land.

If a property owner fails to fulfill their duty to remedy potential dangers, they could be liable for injuries caused by negligence.

Examples of Florida Premises Injury Cases

Below are common examples of premises liability cases that our personal injury attorneys handle:

  • Inadequate security: A victim of violent crime is assaulted in the unlocked lobby of an apartment building that does not have working security cameras or guards.
  • Poor lighting: A shopper trips and falls down a set of stairs that lacks proper lighting inside a retail clothing store.
  • Broken sidewalk: A pedestrian is injured walking on a cracked, uneven public sidewalk that the shopping center failed to repair.
  • Slip and fall: A customer slips on a floor in a supermarket due to improper cleaning or failure to put out caution signs after a spill.
  • Dog bite: A guest is bitten by the dangerous dog of a homeowner who failed to restrain or secure the aggressive animal.
  • Swimming pool accident: A hotel guest becomes paralyzed after diving into an improperly marked shallow pool area.
  • Exposure to hazards: A construction worker develops lung disease after being exposed to asbestos in an unsafe worksite that lacked proper protective equipment and protocols.

The common thread is an injury occurring on someone else’s dangerous property when the owner’s or responsible party’s negligence fails to eliminate the hazard. An experienced premises liability attorney can determine flaws and provide grounds for an injury insurance claim or lawsuit.

Florida Premises Liability Claim FAQs

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Premises Liability in Florida?

An injured victim has two years from the accident date or injury to file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. Florida Statutes § 95.11 (4)(a) states that negligence claims, including premises liability, must generally be brought within two years. If exceptions apply, a Florida premises liability attorney can advise you further.

Do Premises Liability and Negligence Mean the Same Thing?

No, premises liability is not the same as negligence, although they are closely related legal concepts. Negligence refers broadly to a failure to exercise reasonable care that causes injury or damage. Premises liability is a narrower form of negligence that specifically relates to property owners’ and occupiers’ duties toward those who enter their property or buildings.

While negligence can occur almost anywhere, premises liability only deals with incidents occurring on the property owner’s land that they occupy, manage, or control. The duties owed, such as maintaining safe conditions, relate specifically to their role as a landowner, manager, or proprietor.

What Element of Negligence Is Hardest to Prove?

When someone files a negligence lawsuit, they must legally prove four main things:

  • The other person had a duty or responsibility to be careful.
  • The person breached or failed in that duty.
  • This failure directly caused injury.
  • Damages or harm resulted from the injury.

Of these, showing a breach of duty is usually the hardest. Breach means proving the person didn’t act reasonably carefully or failed to meet a sensible standard of behavior. But what counts as “reasonable” can be subjective and complicated based on the details. Even experts can disagree on whether the property owner followed proper care and duties to prevent unsafe conditions, no matter the damages that result.

Our premises liability lawyers in Florida will use evidence to prove a breach of duty and the other elements of negligence in your premises liability claim. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin working on your case.

Call Us Today For Help From Our Florida Premises Liability Lawyers

Freidin Brown, P.A. has been helping injured people in Florida to seek justice since 1976. We offer reliable and compassionate representation to individuals who have premises liability claims. We will be the fierce advocates standing by your side throughout the whole legal process.

You can reach out to us online or call us at 888-677-7764 to learn more about your rights in Florida. We will answer your questions and let you know if you can sue for damages after an injury or loss.

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