If you suffered injuries on an unsafe property due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
An unsafe premises and property negligence lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help. Our team can review your case and help you pursue compensation through the insurance and legal process.
Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.
Basics of an Unsafe Premises & Property Negligence Claim
To prove liability for an accident on another’s property, you must establish:
- An unsafe condition existed
- The property owner created, knew, or should have known of the hazardous condition
- The property owner failed to correct or warn visitors of the dangerous condition
- The hazard caused your accident and injuries
- You suffered damages
Unfortunately, some property owners fail to take responsibility for accidents that happen on their property due to their negligence. A property owner may try to build a defense against liability by arguing:
- They did not know about the unsafe condition;
- The plaintiff (you) is solely responsible for the accident; or
- You were trespassing at the time of the accident
An unsafe premises and property negligence lawyer in West Palm Beach from our firm can help you anticipate and build a defense against these excuses. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to review your case.
Common Types of Unsafe Property Conditions That Cause Accidents
Unsafe property conditions may encompass many things. Some of the common types of hazardous conditions that lead to serious accidents include:
- Unsecured swimming pools
- Poor lighting
- Broken or poorly maintained stairs or walkway
- Spills and water leaks
- Electrical hazards, including exposed wires
- Broken handrails, railings, or banisters
Whatever the condition that caused your injuries, if it was unsafe and the property owner or manager was negligent in failing to warn you of it or to correct it, you may qualify to pursue legal action.
Coverage for an Accident on an Unsafe Premises
Coverage for an accident that happened on an unsafe property depends on the property on which the accident occurred.
Accidents at a Private Residence
If your accident occurred at a private home, then the property owner’s homeowner’s insurance should cover the accident.
Accidents at a Rental Property
If the accident happened at a private rental property, then the renter’s rental insurance may cover the accident. In some cases, if the accident was due to a condition for which the landlord is responsible, the landlord’s homeowner’s or business insurance may cover the accident.
Accidents at a Public Space or Commercial Business
A business owner’s liability insurance may cover accidents that happen at a public space or within a commercial establishment.
If the insurer fails to offer a fair settlement, we may pursue a lawsuit to seek damages. If we file a lawsuit, we will continue to negotiate for a fair settlement, but we will take the case to court if that is what it takes to get fair compensation for your damages.
Recoverable Damages for an Accident on an Unsafe Premises
Recoverable damages for accident stemming from the negligence of a property owner or manager may include:
Medical costs associated with your injuries may include ambulance or hospital bills, surgical costs, treatment expenses, the cost of medication, and more. You may also recover compensation for ongoing treatment, medical care, or physical therapy.
Lost Wages & Employment Benefits
If you are unable to work while you recover from your injuries, you may recover compensation for your lost wages.
If your injuries require you to take a lower-paying job or cause you to retire from the workforce, you may seek compensation for lost earning potential, lost employment benefits (e.g., health insurance, pension, etc.), and other related losses.
Pain and Suffering
You may also qualify to recover compensation for noneconomic damages, such as the physical and mental pain and suffering caused by your injuries. Noneconomic damages may include:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
- And more
This is not an exhaustive list of recoverable damages. Speak with a lawyer about your accident, injuries, and recoverable damages. Call 1-800-747-3733 for a free case review.
How Anidjar & Levine Can Help After an Accident on an Unsafe Property
Our team thoroughly investigates every unsafe premises and property negligence case we handle. We collect evidence, retrieve and review documents, and may even contact expert witnesses to testify in your case.
Some of the steps we may take to build your premises liability case include:
- Retrieve photographs or videos of the scene or accident
- Request accident or injury reports
- Contact eyewitnesses
- Retrieve and review medical records
- Compile evidence of lost wages and other lost employment benefits
Act Now Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
The statute of limitations to file a claim for premises liability in Florida is four years from the date of the accident, per Florida Statutes § 95.11.
If you fail to take legal action before that deadline, you may be unable to file a lawsuit and could be barred from recovery.
So, if you suffered injuries in an accident caused by unsafe conditions on another’s property, please call an injury lawyer today to review your case.
Call Anidjar & Levine for Help After an Accident Caused by Property Negligence
Our team can help you pursue the settlement or judgment you need to pay your bills, recover lost wages, and compensate for pain and suffering.
Set up a consultation with an unsafe premises and property negligence lawyer in West Palm Beach by calling 1-800-747-3733.