If the negligence of others causes you to sustain injuries while on their property, you might have a legal claim for compensation. The property owner or other responsible parties may owe you compensation for your injuries. A Pensacola premises liability lawyer from our law firm can assist you in pursuing damages for your losses.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Aget in a Premises Liability Case?
You might be eligible to collect several different kinds of damages from a premises liability case, depending on your situation. For example, you may be able to collect:
- Medical, hospitalization, surgical, and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work because of your injuries, both now and in the future, if you can never return to your current job or profession
- Permanent disabilities or impairments
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Case?
A Pensacola premises liability lawyer from our law firm can analyze your situation to see if you have a premises liability claim. If you have a valid legal case, we can handle every detail of your case from start to finish. Our goal is to take some of the pressure off your shoulders while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Has Your Law Firm Handled Premises Liability Cases Before?
We have represented injury victims in premises liability and other types of personal injury cases on a regular basis for years. We are accustomed to dealing with insurance companies and working to get the best possible resolution for all our clients.
We are always available to talk about your case, give you updates, and answer your questions. You will have the personal cell phone number of your attorney so that you can contact us at any time. We will even help you arrange for medical care and other necessary appointments.
How Much will it Cost for Your Law Firm to Take My Case?
It costs you nothing to call our offices and get a free case consultation today. You will pay us nothing to get started working on your case. In fact, you will pay us nothing until you receive a settlement for your injuries.
Who Can I Sue in a Premises Liability Case?
The most common responsible party or defendant in a premises liability case is the owner of the property. In some cases, however, a business may rent a commercial location from another company, so it may be the business or property manager who is responsible for maintaining the property. As a result, multiple parties could be potentially liable for your injuries.
How Long After My Injury Do I Have to Sue?
Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) establishes how long an injured person has to sue the property owner or others for injuries. You generally have four years to file any cases that you have for compensation in court. While there are some exceptions to this general deadline or statute of limitations, failing to file your case within this timeframe can cause you to lose any chance of getting compensation for your injuries.
What Kinds of Situations Might Lead to a Premises Liability Case?
Many different situations might lead to a premises liability case. For instance, a spill on a floor at a grocery store that causes you to slip and fall could lead to a legal claim if you are injured. Likewise, if rainwater, bunched-up carpet, or uneven flooring causes you to fall and suffer injuries, you might have a premises liability claim.
Another example of a potential premises liability case is if you suffer a dog bite while on the property of others. Swimming pool accidents also may lead to legal claims. Negligent security, which can lead to assaults or attacks while on the property of hotels or bars, could result in you having a premises liability claim.
How do I Know if I Have a Premises Liability Case?
Generally, to prove your premises liability case, you must prove several elements showing that negligence led to your injuries. These elements include proof that the responsible party, or the defendant:
- Owned, leased, managed, or had some sort of control over the property.
- Owed a legal duty of care to you as a customer or guest on the property.
- Knew or had enough time to reasonably know that the dangerous condition existed but did not take any reasonable steps to address the danger.
- You suffered injuries as a result of the hazard or dangerous condition on the property.
- Your injuries caused you damages or losses.
You Must Prove a Business Was Aware of the Hazard
Florida Statutes §768.0755 creates a special standard of proof for accidents that occur at commercial properties like stores or restaurants due to transitory foreign substances or spills on floors. Under this statute, you must prove that the business knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that led to your injuries and should have taken steps to fix it.
The business should have known about a hazard on the property or had constructive knowledge of the hazard, if either of the two occurred:
- The dangerous condition existed for long enough that the business should have noticed it in the regular course of maintaining the property.
- The dangerous condition occurred regularly and was foreseeable enough that the business should have known about it.
Contact us Today to Get Started on Your Case
You should contact our law firm if you have been injured while on property belonging to others. With the help of a Pensacola premises liability lawyer from our law firm, you might have a claim for compensation for your injuries. Together, we can work through your case and pursue damages for the losses that you sustained in your accident.
Contact our personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free case evaluation. You can find out whether you have a valid legal claim against any other parties and whether getting compensation for your injuries is a potential option for you.
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