In Florida, property and business owners must uphold their legal duty to provide safe conditions to prevent slips, trips and falls.
Have You Been Injured Due to Dangerous Property Conditions?
Covered by the area of law known as premises liability, this legal duty applies to commercial buildings as well as private homes, apartments, condos and other residential buildings. Additionally, public areas such as city parking lots, parks and governmental buildings are also covered by premises liability relating to slips, trips and falls as well as other injuries.
At Ward & Barnes, P.A., our attorneys have years of experience obtaining favorable results for people injured in slips, trips and falls as a result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. We help our clients assert their rights and uphold their interests in cases involving slips, trips or falls. If the negligence of a property owner has caused you to be injured, we are ready to help.
What to Do if You’re a Victim of Slips, Trips and Falls
After any accident, it is important to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. It is also equally important to promptly notify the landlord or property owner to help document your potential claim. Failure to properly document your incident may allow the business or property owner enough time to conceal the evidence or correct the problem which can make proving your case more difficult and thus reduce your chance of a successful recovery.
Inadequate Lighting, Code Violations, Poor Security and Other Dangers
The lawyers of Ward & Barnes, P.A., handle a wide range of premises liability cases, including:
Slips, Trips and Falls
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1 million Americans suffer injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall incident each year. Indeed, these accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), often resulting in the need for lifelong medical care. In many cases, these accidents are the result of poor maintenance or negligence by the landlord or property owner.
Property owners have a responsibility to provide adequate security in order to protect visitors and tenants from criminal harm. When owners fail to provide security guards, surveillance cameras, proper lighting and other safety measures, they may be held responsible for crimes committed on the property.
When stairways, entrances or other parts of a building are not built to code, injuries can easily result. Whether the violation is due to failure to follow code during construction or caused by a lack of timely maintenance or repair, the responsible party is liable for injuries caused on their property.
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If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, contact the team at Ward & Barnes, P.A., for a free consultation.