Miami Premises Liability Attorney
Premises liability is defined as holding a property owner or business operator legally responsible for an accident that resulted in injury due to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining safe conditions on the premises. Property owners are responsible for maintaining a safe environment and making repairs to unsafe conditions so any injury to visitors of the property may be avoided. If an individual is involved in an accident on another person’s property and that accident resulted in an injury, the property owner may be held responsible for their negligence in causing the injury. An injured party may have the right to recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses and lost wages if the person who owns the property where the accident occurred is at fault for not maintaining a safe environment of the premises. While there are several types of premise liability cases, the nature of the accident revolves around an unsafe or defective condition of the area where the accident happened.
It is important to understand that being injured on someone else’s property does not mean the owner of the property is negligible without proving they reasonably knew of the unsafe or defective condition that caused the accident. A property owner does have a duty of care to maintain a safe environment of the premises, but visitors to that property can be divided into status categories that limit the owner’s duties depending on the state the accident occurred in.
Speaking to an experienced premise liability attorney is the best way to determine if the facts of your case apply to Florida premise liability laws to hold the appropriate parties responsible for the injuries caused by your accident.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are several different types of personal injury cases that can be identified as premises liability cases. Here are some of the most common types of cases and areas where these accidents can occur:
Slip and falls (areas where these accidents may occur include shopping
malls, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, apartments
- Defective staircases
- Poor lighting
- Unsecured mats in exits and entryways
- Wet/oily floors with no signs
- Unrepaired sidewalks, floors, stairs
- Insufficient maintenance of the premises
- Inadequate building security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective conditions on the premises
- Water leaks/flooding
- Chemicals and toxic fumes
Common Injuries from Premises Liability Accidents
Unsafe and poor conditions of a premise can lead to mild or severe injuries that have a long recovery period. The scope of your recovery will be determined by the severity of your injury in a premise liability case. Here are some common injuries that can occur in a premise liability accident:
- Fractured or broken bones;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Hip, shoulder, and knee injuries;
- Hand and wrist injuries;
- Head and traumatic brain injuries;
- Foot and ankle injuries;
- Pulled muscles.
What You Should Do After a Premise Liability Accident?
There are several steps you can take after being involved in a premise liability accident to ensure that your injuries are attended to and that someone can be held legally responsible for your accident.
- If you are injured from an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. If you do not have access to a doctor at the time of the accident, call 911.
- If possible, fill out an incident report to keep a record of the accident. Keep a copy of the report or take a picture of it if it is not provided to you.
- Obtain the names of all employees, managers, or property owners as well as contact information for any witnesses of the accident.
- Take pictures and video of the conditions where the accident occurred along with your injuries that resulted from the accident.
- Finally, contact the premise liability attorneys at Hubbs Law.
How a Premise Liability Attorney Can Help
Holding a property or business owner liable for your injuries due to an accident can amount to a multitude of legal issues that require additional resources. An experienced premise liability attorney will provide you with the best legal options for your case along with medical solutions allowing you to heal from your injuries and alleviate the overwhelming presence of medical bills and insurance companies fighting to restrict the amount of compensation you deserve. In addition to collecting the facts of your case in proving that your injuries were the cause of a business or property owner’s negligence, an attorney can assist you with locating insurance coverage and assuring the correct defendants are identified to ensure that your medical treatment is not paid for out of pocket. An attorney also provides the most efficient methods to gather and preserve evidence to show that the defendant is responsible for your accident.
Find an Attorney for Premises Liability in Miami, FL
If you are a loved one have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence on their property, give our office a call. We offer free consultations on all personal injury cases. In addition, if we decide to take your case, we will not charge any legal fees unless we are able to collect a settlement or judgment.
Hubbs Law handles all types of personal injury cases in Miami-Dade County including personal injury cases in South Miami, Kendall, Doral, Homestead, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, and Hialeah, as well as other cities in Miami, FL.
At Hubbs Law, your first consultation is always free. Call today to schedule your consultation at 305-846-7442.