When the negligence of a Lauderhill property owner causes you or someone you love to suffer an injury such as a slip and fall, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. A premises liability lawyer in Lauderhill, FL will help you hold a residential or commercial property owner in Lauderhill responsible for failing to keep their premises safe for visitors.
We can handle all aspects of your premises liability case, from filing a claim against the liable parties to negotiating a settlement. Our team can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Holding the Property Owner Liable for Your Injury
Property owners and their managers have a legal responsibility to remove hazards that would cause harm to visitors. When a property owner knows about certain dangerous conditions but does not make repairs or warn visitors about the hazards, a property owner may be held liable for a visitor’s injuries.
To prevail in your personal injury claim, we will help you show that:
- The property owner owed you a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep the premises safe and avoid causing your harm.
- The property owner failed this duty.
- The property owner’s negligence caused an accident.
- You suffered damages because of the accident.
Determining Your Status on the Premises
We will investigate your accident and gather evidence to show that you were legitimately on the property when your injury occurred. Under Florida’s premises liability law, the responsibility a property owner has to an individual depends on the individual’s status while on the property.
State case law classifies an individual as one of the following:
An invitee: This is someone the property owner invites to the premises to conduct business that will benefit the owner. For instance, you are an invitee when you go to a market to buy groceries or to a restaurant to eat dinner.
A licensee: This is someone who has the owner’s permission to be on the property but not to conduct business that would benefit the owner. For example, you are a licensee if your friend invites you over to a party or you stop at a fast food restaurant only to use the restroom.
Trespasser: This is someone who does not have an owner’s permission to be on the property. Property owners have no duty to keep trespassers safe. However, Florida’s premises liability law prohibits a property owner from intentionally injuring a trespasser.
If you are not sure about your status while on the property at which your injury took place, call us at 1-800-747-3733. We will discuss the circumstances of your accident during a free initial consultation.
Government Entities Can Be Held Accountable in Premises Liability Accidents
Like private property owners, local governments can be held liable for an individual’s injuries sustained on public property. A premises liability claim against a governmental entity presents more challenges because the sovereign immunity rule protects governments from being sued and held responsible for injuries.
If you were injured at a swimming pool operated by a local government, at a public park, or on any other government property, call 1-800-747-3733 to see how a premises liability lawyer in Lauderhill can help you hold the government liable.
Collecting Evidence for a Premises Liability Claim
Our investigation of your accident will collect evidence to support your personal injury claim.
The evidence we gather may include:
- Property manager’s incident report
- Police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Photos of the defective equipment that caused your accident (if available)
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of your injuries
We may also obtain a copy of your medical records to show the type of injury you suffered. Your medical records play a crucial role in your claim. Therefore, it is important for you to seek medical care after your accident, and to follow your doctor’s orders. Otherwise, an insurer may try to minimize the seriousness of your injuries.
Recoverable Damages in a Premises Liability Accident
Our injury lawyers estimate the value of your claim by determining the amount of financial and non-financial losses you suffered due to the accident. Generally, personal injury victims are able to recover compensation for the following damages:
Medical expenses include the cost for ambulance transportation to the emergency room, hospitalization, doctor office visits, treatment by medical specialists, inpatient rehabilitation, physical therapy, and more. If you suffered a permanent injury, you may pursue compensation for your future medical needs.
Lost wages include the income lost after the accident due to missed work. You may also seek loss of future earning potential if you are no longer able to work in the capacity you did prior to your accident.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering includes non-economic damages such as the physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, disfigurement, and diminished enjoyment of life you suffered after the premises liability accident.
We Can Negotiate Your Claim
We recover compensation for you by negotiating a fair settlement of your claim with the property owners and their insurance companies.
Should the opposing parties refuse to negotiate a full and fair settlement, we may file a personal injury lawsuit and let a judge or jury decide the case.
See How a Premises Liability Lawyer in Lauderhill Can Help You
Under Florida’s Statute of Limitations, you have four years to file a personal injury claim or a lawsuit. Time goes by quickly. Do not miss the opportunity to get compensated for your financial losses.
Call Anidjar & Levine today to schedule a free, no-obligation: 1-800-747-3733.