In the state of Florida, property owners are required to ensure their property is maintained so that those who come onto the premises are not at risk. At the very least, anyone who comes onto the property should have adequate warning of any risk or danger present. For instance, many retail stores put out caution cones indicating "wet floor" when a floor has been recently mopped or polished. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando premises liability lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of negligence recover the damages you deserve for costs related to your injuries, such as medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability accidents that occur. These accidents may be caused by:
- Liquid spills
- Water spills
- Puddles of water
- Inadequate or broken flooring
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken or slippery stairs
- Unsafe stair design
- Concealed holes
- Any potentially dangerous condition
Slip and fall accidents may occur anywhere, including grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores, commercial stores, office buildings, apartment complexes, and more.
In addition to slip and fall accidents, premises liability claims may include swimming pool and amusement park accidents, assault due to negligent security, even accidents on malfunctioning escalators or elevators. When you are injured due to a property owner's negligence, it is vital to speak with a dedicated Orlando personal injury lawyer who can help determine whether you have a valid claim.Who is Responsible for the Safety of Property in Florida?
In addition to property owners, landlords and tenants may be held liable when an accident occurs, depending on the circumstances. For example, many retail store owners are tenants in a shopping center which is actually owned by someone else. In an apartment complex, the landlord or manager typically has the responsibility to tenants and visitors of those tenants to maintain a safe property. Your attorney can help determine which party or parties may be held liable for the damages you incur on the premises.Type of Guests and Florida Property Owners' Responsibility
There are basically three types of guests which may fall under premises liability: Invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
While a trespasser may be able to recover compensation if injured on someone's property, the owner's obligation to someone who was illegally on the property is significantly less than with invitees or licensees.
Licensees include family members, friends, and social guests, while invitees include those who are invited onto a public premises, such as consumers who go into a retail store, supermarket, or other commercial property that ultimately benefits the property owner.Contact Adams & Luka Now
Slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones, fractures, head trauma, and other serious injuries. In some instances, victims of negligent property owners, tenants, or landlords may suffer fatal injuries. If you believe you have a premises liability claim, take action immediately. Call Adams & Luka for a free consultation now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101, and put your case in capable hands.
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