Orlando Premises Liability Attorneys
Hazardous conditions on properties can present many dangers to visitors. When property owners have visitors, whether those guests are paying customers or casual friends, the property owner has certain legal obligations to make sure the property is reasonably safe. If the owner fails to live up to those obligations and you get hurt as a result, you may have the right to take legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Compensation for injuries that occur because of property hazards are handled under an area of law called “premises liability.” These laws establish the obligations that property owners (or tenants, managers, and others in some cases) have to visitors. Victims must prove that the responsible party fell short of the obligation to recover compensation.
At The Maher Law Firm, our experienced Orlando premises liability lawyers understand the requirements of cases involving injuries on properties. If you or a loved one was hurt, a member of our legal team can review your case, at no cost to you.
Request a complimentary consultation by calling 407-839-0866.
We can provide information about key issues including the following:
- When can I get compensation if I get hurt on someone else’s property?
- What should I do after I get hurt on someone else’s property?
- How can a lawyer help me if I was injured on someone else’s property?
Compensation for Accidents and Injuries on Someone Else’s Property
You may be entitled to compensation if a property owner, manager, renter or other responsible party fails to live up to a basic obligation to keep a property reasonably safe, resulting in an injury accident.
If a property owner invites customers in to do business, the property owner has an obligation to regularly inspect the property to make sure it is safe. Any dangers or risks identified must be corrected in a timely fashion or patrons need to be warned about the hazard.
If a property owner invites friends, family or casual guests over, the property owner must warn them about any hazards or risks that the owner is aware of on the property. The owner may also be responsible for injuries caused by hazards that the owner should be aware of, regardless of whether the owner actually knew of the danger.
Homeowners, stores, and businesses and even government entities may be held accountable for failing to live up to these duties. Compensation may be available regardless of whether the victim was hurt indoors or outside in a public or private space.
For example, premises liability claims routinely arise from:
- Swimming pool injuries
- Slips and falls
- Trips and falls
- Falling debris
- Inadequate lighting
- Slippery parking lots
- Cracked or broken tiles
- Uneven sidewalks
- Unexpected changes in floor surfaces
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Dangerous amusement park rides
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Insufficient security
- Exposure to toxic substances
The category of cases that fall under premises liability law is very broad. Anyone who was hurt on someone else’s property should speak with a lawyer to determine whether they may have a valid claim for compensation from a property owner or other responsible party.
Injured? Here’s What You Should Do Next.
If you have been harmed in an accident on someone else’s property, you should seek prompt medical assistance. As soon as you are able, you should contact a lawyer who can review the circumstances and help determine who may be held responsible for your injuries. In Florida, there are many theme parks and hotels with swimming pools and other potential hazards. Tourists from out-of-state are frequently injured while visiting these attractions. Cases will typically need to be handled in Florida courts, so a local premises liability lawyer should be contacted.
To help people who have been injured on an unsafe property, our firm’s aggressive trial attorneys enlist skilled investigators and experts to help reconstruct, analyze, and ultimately prove that the property owners actively or neglectfully created the unreasonably dangerous and damage-causing condition that was unknown to our client at the time.
Find Out How The Maher Law Firm Can Help in Premises Liability Cases
At The Maher Law Firm, our experienced premises liability lawyers have helped clients in Orlando, throughout Florida and nationwide. We represent those who are injured by unsafe properties, and we fight to help clients recover the money they need to cover their losses. Many cases settle out of court through negotiations with the insurance company, but our attorneys are always prepared to take a case to trial if necessary.
Call us today to learn more about how our Orlando personal injury attorneys can help you.