When you or a loved one is injured on someone else’s property, you should hire a real litigator who has obtained great verdicts and settlements for personal injury clients. Premises Liability is the area of law and regulations that applies to property ownership and the need to maintain the property in a safe and reasonable manner so that people using that facility are not injured.
Who is Responsible?
Proving liability and negligence are two major factors in a Premises Liability case. An experienced Premises Liability Attorney at Robinson Trial Lawyers will dig into the case evidence to determine who bears liability for injuries on a property, residence or business location. This could be the property owner, however, it could also be another entity that has responsibility for maintaining the premises or who controls the premises. This could be a complicated question and you need experienced lawyers so that all entities responsible are properly involved in the case.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Examples of types of accidents that may result in a personal injury lawsuit under Premises Liability include:
- Slip & Fall
- Trip & Fall
- Elevator or Escalator
- Dog Bites/ Animal Attacks
- Swimming Pool
- Amusement Park
- Toxic Chemical Spills, Fires
- Falling Objects
- Poor Maintenance of Walkways, Parking Lots, Stairs
- Violation of building codes and regulations
- Negligent Security
Proving Premises Liability Cases in Florida
If you are a injured on a business’ property, you can hire Robinson Trial Lawyers to pursue a case against those at fault. The following is a very general overview of these cases. However, every case is different. You should discuss your case in detail with an attorney at Robinson Trial Lawyers.
Premises Liability personal injury cases are generally divided into two parts-Liability and Damages.
Liability simply answers the question: Who was at fault for this accident? If your case ends up going to a trial, the first series of questions that the jury must answer address liability. The jury is free to assign full responsibility for causing the accident to the Defendant, to you, or to a combination of both. Further, a jury can even assign a percentage of negligence to unnamed parties if it is proven that they are partially responsible for causing the accident.
Proving that the other party was at fault for the accident is only half the battle. You must next prove that your damages/injuries were causally related to the subject accident. This means that there will be no compensation for damages or injuries that are unrelated to the subject accident. Generally, the categories that you can recover compensation in a premises liability personal injury case are as follows:
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Care
- Lost Wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain, Suffering, Loss of Enjoyment of Life, Mental Anguish, Scarring, Inconvenience
- Punitive Damages*
*Punitive Damages are special damages that are only granted in limited instances. In order to make a claim for punitive damages, you must file a motion with the court and allege evidence of intentional misconduct and/or gross negligence.
Learn more about your rights to fair compensation if you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s premises. Contact the law office of Robinson Trial Lawyers.