When you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, it’s time to call your attorney . . . Johnny Devine.
Even a safety-minded, cautious person can be severely injured due to a dangerous property condition. There are many dangerous property conditions that could cause injury, such as: unstable collapsing shelves, products falling off shelves, cracked or uneven flooring, poor lighting, loose handrails, uneven or broken stairs, mechanical failures in elevators or escalators, falling objects, broken or unstable furniture, swimming pools, inadequate or malfunctioning security equipment, just to name a few.
It’s important to know that the owner or occupier of the premises may be liable for the accident and injuries that you suffer. Under Florida law, property owners have a responsibility (a duty of care) to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for visitors and customers. The law applies not only to homeowners, but also to small-business owners, property managers of large commercial properties (such as shopping malls and hotels), grocery store owners, gym owners, bar and restaurant owners, and many more. The law also applies to those who occupy a property (like a shop owner leasing a property in a strip mall or a tenant leasing a rental property).
Some properties and businesses (including shopping centers, restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels) must provide adequate and functional security equipment such as surveillance cameras, alarms, or security guards. Victims of inadequate security precautions have endured a range of serious injuries, including: assault, battery, robbery, kidnapping, rape, murder, and other violent crimes.
In Florida, in order for an injured person to have a successful premises liability case, the injured person must prove:
In general, a property condition is considered dangerous if the condition presents an unreasonable risk of harm to persons on the property and a reasonable person would not have anticipated the condition existed on the property.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to recover compensation for areas of your life that have been negatively affected by the injury, such as: medical bills, prescriptions, future medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as future pain and suffering, permanent impairment or disability, rehabilitation, chiropractic care, physical therapy, suffered psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), loss of income, and loss of earning capacity, to name just a few.
For all these reasons, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side, protecting your rights, and fighting for every dollar of monetary compensation to which you are entitled! Johnny Devine has extensive experience in premises liability cases in Florida.
Here is some important information and helpful suggestions in case you are injured due to a dangerous condition on another’s property:
Remember: whether it’s the owner of the premises or an insurance company, you can tell them to call your attorney . . . Johnny Devine!