Under Florida state law, property owners have an obligation to keep the area safe for visitors, free from transitory foreign substances. This includes taking actions that ensure visitors can avoid suffering an injury in a slip or trip and fall accident.
Proving that the property owner behaved in a negligent manner does require proving a few facts in the case, something that a Baldwin personal injury lawyer may be able to help you do. If you believe you have a liability case involving a property owner, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a free consultation.
Simply being injured on someone else’s property does not guarantee that you will win a premises liability lawsuit. You must prove a few items, including whether you had permission to be on the property.
Determining your proper designation as a visitor under the state statutes of Florida is a key component of the potential success of your personal injury lawsuit involving a fall. Contact a Baldwin premises liability lawyer to help you determine the viability of your case. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for your free, no-risk consultation.
Under state law in Florida, an invitee is someone the property owner has allowed to come onto the property. For a private property owner, you are an invitee if the owner has given consent for you to be on the property, such as if you are delivering a pizza.
For a public property owner, such as a restaurant or public park, an expectation exists that any member of the public can come onto the property as part of the normal course of business.
Property owners have a high duty of care to maintain the property in a safe manner for invitees.
A licensee is someone who has received an invitation to be on the property, such as a guest for a social occasion. This most often occurs on private property.
The property owner owes a high duty of care to a licensee, although not as high as to an invitee.
Someone who does not have permission to be on the property is considered a trespasser. This means, except under special circumstances, the property owner has no responsibility to warn the trespasser of dangers on the property that could lead to an injury according to Florida Statute § 768.075.
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A Baldwin property liability lawyer knows how insurance companies try to treat victims in cases like this. The insurer for the property owner may try to convince you to accept a settlement as quickly as possible, even if it does not fully compensate you for your injuries.
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can use the facts in the case to determine whether the insurer is offering you a fair settlement. If you hire us to represent you, we will negotiate with the insurer on your behalf, standing by your side through the conclusion of the case.
Call us as soon as possible to consult with a Baldwin premises liability lawyer. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not accept payment unless the case reaches a satisfactory settlement.
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