Premises liability is a general term which covers all types of injuries or accidents which may occur on a business or private property. In Florida, the owners and operators of businesses or private property (including personal residences) have a responsibility to make their properties safe for the people who visit or shop there.
A claim for injuries which occur on the property of others may result from accidents such as a slip and fall or where objects fall from a shelf upon someone or even incidents where someone has been assaulted, robbed, raped, or murdered on the premises. Florida law requires that stores, restaurants and business property owners maintain the premises in a safe and prudent manner to prevent harm to their customers and those whom they invite to come upon the premises. The owner or operator of a property or a business is legally responsible for another person's injuries, if they either created a dangerous condition on their property, knew of but did not remedy a dangerous condition timely, or failed to properly conduct inspections of the property which would have revealed the dangerous condition so that it could be remedied before an accident or incident occurred.
If you suffered an injury because a property owner has failed to use due care for your safety you may be entitled to recover money damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, disability and inability to lead a normal life.
At the Law Offices of Bloom & Kinnear, we have more than 23 years of experience successfully representing accident and injury victims. Contact us either online or call us at 305.860.1234 for a FREE consultation.