South Florida Premises Liability Lawyer
Dyson Law PLLC holds property owners accountable and collects damages for clients through premises liability claims in Delray Beach.
South Florida Premises Liability
Property owners are required to maintain a level of care to protect visitors. Unfortunately, some ignore hazards, putting people at risk. If you were injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you could file a premises liability claim. You might be eligible to collect economic and non-economic damages as a result of your injury.
It is not just commercial properties, but if your homeowners association or condominium association were negligent, you might be able to collect economic and non-economic damages as a result of your injury.
Dyson Law PLLC has secured millions of dollars for victims of premises liability accidents. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a property owner’s negligence, contact us to go over your legal rights.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Dyson Law PLLC represents a broad spectrum of premises liability claims. Many claims are related to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and Fall Accident
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Construction defects
- Exposure to toxic materials
- Attacks and assaults
- Falling object injuries
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
LEVELS OF CARE OWED TO VISITORS
You are owed a level of care when you visit a piece of property. However, the level of care owed is based on the type of property you visit. Visitors fall into three categories: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Invitees refer to people who provide some sort of commercial benefit to the owner. For instance, when you go to a grocery store, you are an invitee. Invitees are owed the highest level of care. Property owners must inspect the property and provide visible warnings if there are any hazards present.
If you are invited to a property for a non-commercial purpose, you are a licensee. For example, you are an invitee when you visit a friend’s home. The host is required to maintain the property and remove hazards. However, a property owner is only liable for known dangers.
Trespassers are owed the lowest level of care. While property owners cannot set up hazards with the intent of keeping trespassers out, they are not required to keep the property safe.
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Through our years of practice, our team at Dyson Law PLLC has been able to secure outstanding results for many individuals and families who have suffered harm as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct.
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENT
If you’ve been injured in a premises liability accident, there are steps you can take to solidify your claim. First, identify the hazard that caused the injury. If possible, take photographs. You will then have evidence, even if the business removes the hazard. See if there are any witnesses around. If there are, ask for their contact information so you can pass it along to your Delray Beach premises liability attorney. You also need to notify the business of the accident. Speak to the manager on duty to report the incident.
Next, visit a medical provider for an evaluation. Then, contact an attorney, so he or she can research the accident and file the paperwork for your claim.
PURE COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE
A property owner might claim that you share responsibility for the injury, so you aren’t eligible to receive damages. However, Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, so you can still receive compensation. For instance, if you were texting when you slipped and fell in a store, you contributed to the accident by failing to pay attention. Still, if the employees or property owners were aware of the spill, they also contributed to the accident and can be held liable. The damages you collect will be reduced based on your degree of comparative negligence.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENTS
Premises liability accidents fall under the category of personal injuries. That means you have four years to file a claim. The clock starts ticking as soon as you are injured. While you can wait until the deadline is almost up to file a claim, you could lose access to evidence. Taking swift action will allow your Delray Beach personal injury attorney to gather and evaluate fresh evidence to support your claim.