If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the property owner liable. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you pursue compensation for the injuries you sustained on unsafe premises in Melbourne, FL.
No matter what caused your accident, if you were hurt on someone else’s property, we can help you file a claim for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call 1-800-747-3733 today for a free, no-risk consultation with an unsafe premises and property negligence lawyer in Melbourne, FL.
We Investigate Your Unsafe Premises Accident
To help us prove the property owner’s negligence, we will ask you for details about your injury accident and investigate your case.
A wide range of accidents can occur when residential or commercial property owners fail to maintain their premises. For example, visitors can suffer injuries due to:
- Broken or loose railings or banisters
- Broken stairs
- Defective swimming pools or equipment
- Defective sidewalks
- Large cracks and potholes in parking lots
- No lighting or insufficient lighting
- Lack of security
- Poorly maintained playground equipment
Once we determine how you were injured, we will collect evidence to show how the property owner’s failure to maintain safe premises resulted in your damages.
Collecting Evidence for Your Injury Case
During our investigation, we will collect evidence to strengthen your injury claim.
The type of evidence we collect will depend on how you suffered your injury. The most common evidence for premises injury accident cases, includes:
- A police or incident report
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of your injuries
- Inspection, maintenance, and repair records
- Your medical records
- Security video of your accident, if possible
- Eyewitness statements
We may also gather documentation that shows any previous complaints or citations a property owner received about the premises where you were injured.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we may work with subject matter specialists, such as a medical expert, to provide an opinion or testify about your physical injuries and your prognosis.
Proving Negligence in Your Premises Liability Case
We use the evidence we collect to show how the property owner’s negligence caused your injury accident. To win compensation in your case, we must prove the following:
- The property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
- The property owner neglected to repair the dangerous condition.
- The property owner failed to warn visitors about the dangerous condition.
- The dangerous condition caused an accident and you were injured.
- You suffered damages because of the accident.
To use a slip and fall accident as an example, say a shopping center owner received numerous complaints from visitors who tripped and fell over a large crack in the parking lot. If the owner failed to repair the crack or block off that portion of the parking lot, the shopping center owner could be responsible for visitors’ injuries.
Defenses Used by Property Owners
A property owner may attempt to deny liability for your negligence case. For example, they may contend they were not aware of the dangerous conditions on their property.
The owners may also place partial fault on the injury victims for not recognizing—and avoiding—an obviously dangerous condition. The owner may even accuse visitors of failing to pay attention, especially if the owner can prove a visitor was texting or talking on the phone while walking.
Determining Your Status On the Premises
Under Florida’s premises liability laws, property owners have a responsibility to keep their residential or commercial property in a reasonably safe condition to avoid causing harm to their visitors.
The law protects guests who are invited by property owners for social, recreational, or business purposes. But, the law does not protect trespassers who are injured.
For instance, a person who trespasses on private property without the owner’s knowledge and gets bitten by the property owner’s dog may not be able to recover compensation for injuries.
Damages You Can Recover in Your Property Negligence Case
The value of your personal injury case will depend upon your injuries, your medical bills, and your future prognosis.
In a premises and property negligence case, you can pursue compensation for ongoing costs related to your medical care. Your medical costs may include:
- Assistive medical devices
- Home health care
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
In addition to your medical expenses, you may also pursue compensation for other damages, including:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Accident on an Unsafe Property
Injuries suffered on unsafe premises may lead to an injury victim’s death. If a property owner’s negligence resulted in the death of your loved one, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
In a wrongful death claim, you may be able to recover compensation for your loved one’s burial and funeral expenses, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you suffered related to your loved one’s death.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today for a Free Consultation
Do not miss the deadline for pursuing compensation for your damages.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Schedule a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation with an unsafe premises and property negligence lawyer in Melbourne, FL.
Call 1-800-747-3733 today.
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