Florida property owners and business owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for anyone who comes onto their property. This general area of law is known as "premises liability," and it applies to owners of businesses, homes, apartments and other buildings, as well as public areas such as city parking lots.
At Ward & Barnes, P.A., our Pensacola personal injury attorneys are ready to assert your rights and uphold your interests. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, we are ready and able to hold that party accountable for your physical injuries, pain and suffering, financial losses and other damages.
You Should Notify The Property Owner And Call An Attorney Promptly
After any accident, it is important to seek medical attention. However, it is also important to promptly notify the property owner so that he or she can document the incident. If the incident is not properly documented early on, you may have difficulty recovering compensation for your injuries.
Failing to properly document the incident may allow the business or property owner time to conceal the evidence or correct the problem and cause unnecessary delay in your claim. If you have been injured on someone else's property through no fault of your own you need to act quickly, so feel free to call us at 850-912-9967 today.
Inadequate Lighting, Code Violations, Poor Security And Other Dangers
The lawyers of Ward & Barnes, P.A., handle all types of premises liability cases. These include:
- Slips, trips and falls — More than 1 million Americans suffer slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall injuries each year*. Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can require ongoing medical attention for the rest of the victim's life. Such accidents can be caused by broken steps, inadequate lighting in parking lots, malfunctioning elevators, wet floors, obstructed walkways and other dangers.
- Negligent security — Property owners have a responsibility to take adequate security measures to protect guests and patrons from criminal harm. Such security measures may include posting security guards, installing surveillance cameras, improving lighting, and other means to help deter crime on the property.
- Code violations — When staircases or other parts of a building are not built to code, injuries can easily result. For instance, stair risings may be placed too far apart, causing someone to stumble, or a railing may be missing, leading to a fall.
Get A Free Consultation Today
Contact Ward & Barnes, P.A., for a free, no-obligation consultation about your claim. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you. Call 850-912-9967 or email our legal team.
*Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)