Business owners and others who manage property patronized by the public have certain responsibilities. Basic safety standards must be met so that a customer or visitor doesn’t suffer injuries that could have been prevented. When a grocery store fails to clean up a spill, or a shopping mall does not properly light its loading zone – and an elderly patron slips and falls – the store management may have failed in their legal obligation to maintain a safe environment.
Florida’s Martinez Manglardi, Serving Clients since 1988
The premises liability lawyers at Martinez Manglardi have been representing the injured in Florida since 1988, so we understand that premises liability law can be complex and may involve serious injuries. Our FLorida premises liability lawyers at our offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Palm Bay and Ocala have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including residents of Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County and other counties throughout Florida – and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
If you have been injured you do have legal rights!
Victims of serious injury caused by an instance of premises liability may not always realize they have legal rights. Certainly, some accidents cannot be prevented, but the law requires that a property owner or manager exercise reasonable care to ensure the safety of others. The owner of an apartment building may not know that a burglar is going to break into one of the residents’ cars, but he or she must make some assumptions about potential security risks — and take appropriate steps to guard against foreseeable criminal activity. As a result, many residential property owners are required to provide lighting or cameras in key areas such as parking lots to deter crime.
Not every accident or injury that takes place on someone else’s property constitutes a legitimate premises liability claim, but several questions help determine whether the incident merits legal action:
- Did the injury result from a natural or artificial condition of the property?
- Was the property adequately maintained?
- What was the status of the injured person on the property –a customer, an invited guest, a trespasser or solicitor?
- If the injury resulted from a known danger, did the property owner provide sufficient warnings in visible locations?
It is a Business Owners Responsibility to Take All Steps to Keep You Safe
The relationship of the victim to the responsible party is often important; whether you were a customer or guest may impact the level of responsibility the premises owner bears for your injuries. However, it’s important to note that in some cases, even if you were not invited onto the property, you may have a right to seek compensation. This is particularly true of situations in which the premises owner was aware of a potentially hazardous condition and failed to post any signs warning of the danger.
If you have been hurt in an accident involving premises liability, the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive will depend upon the severity of your injury and its impact on your long-term health. Successful premises liability claims must clearly establish how and why the injury occurred and provide medically supported statements regarding the injury.
Florida Premises Liability Attorneys
If you have suffered serious injury on someone else’s property due to dangers you believe the property owner knew of and failed to prevent or adequately warn about, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Martinez Manglardi, our Florida premises liability lawyers are on your side, and we can help you make informed decisions about your premises liability claim. Our cases are handled by a team of professionals, including nurses, doctors, engineers and premises liability attorneys. We offer free consultations in your home, at the hospital or in our offices. There are no fees or costs unless we win. Contact us today at one of our convenient Florida locations in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka, Palm Bay or Ocala by calling 1-888-337-3246 or contact us via our online contact form.