Business owners and property managers are legally responsible to ensure safety in public spaces.
Liability law requires owners and managers to meet basic safety standards. They have a duty to prevent injury, when possible, to customers or visitors. Grocery stores may be negligent and liable when they fail to clean up a spill. A shopping mall may be negligent and liable for not properly lighting its parking lot. Management may have failed when an elderly person slips and falls on an unsafe walkway.
Florida’s Martinez Manglardi, Helping Personal Injury Victims Since 1988
The premises liability personal injury lawyers at Martinez Manglardi have been helping injury victims in Florida for more than 30 years. We understand complex premises liability law. We have experience helping injured negligence victims recover losses and pay medical bills. Call our Florida premises liability lawyers at 1-888-447-0948 for a free consultation. We have offices in Apopka, Kissimmee, Ocala, Orlando, and Palm Bay/Melbourne. We fight for accident victims in Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Polk County, Brevard County, and people throughout Florida. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
Injured People 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 personal injury result from a natural or artificial condition of the property?
- Did owners properly maintain property?
- 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 Reasonable 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.
Find a Good Florida Premises Liability Attorney
Property owners may owe you financial compensation for you injuries. At Martinez Manglardi, our Florida premises liability lawyers are on your side. We can help you make informed decisions about your premises liability claim. A team of professionals, including nurses, doctors, engineers and premises liability attorneys handles your case. 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 1-888-447-0948 or contact us via our online contact form.