In Florida, any owner of a residence, business or other property has a legal obligation to ensure that their grounds are safe, and do not pose an unreasonable threat to you and others. This includes the physical condition of the area as well as lighting, security and other issues that impact visitor-safety.
At Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb, our experienced premises liability attorney can help if you’ve been injured on someone else’s dangerous property. Contact us today online or at 941-365-7171 to schedule your free initial consultation. We help accident victims from Sarasota County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, or anywhere within the state of Florida.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a comprehensive term used to describe a wide range of accidents associated with real property. Land owners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe for individuals lawfully on the property. Business owners must provide a hazard-free environment for customers and employees. Home owners must ensure their property is reasonably safe for visitors, including children and seniors.
When a property is poorly maintained, a number of accidents can occur, such as:
- Slip and fall
- Assaults and attacks
- Parking lot accidents
- Falling merchandise
- Wrongful death
Common Hazards in Premises Liability Claims
Any number of dangerous conditions can result in injuries. Some of the most common property hazards include:
- Wet floors
- Inadequate lighting
- Faulty handrails
- Faulty wiring
- Inadequate warning signs
- Locked fire exits
- Inadequate fencing to keep children away from danger
- Potholes in parking lots
- Building code violations
- Abandoned buildings
Building Your Premises Liability Claim
Proving negligence in a premises liability case can be complex and time-sensitive. Insurance companies and property owners will try to avoid paying for your injuries and may attempt to put up warning signs and make hasty repairs after your injury. Because of these risks, it is crucial to contact the experienced premises liability lawyer at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb as quickly as possible. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the details surrounding your case and evaluate the strength of your claim.
When investigating your case, our team will thoroughly examine a variety of evidence, including:
- Eyewitness accounts
- Analysis of surveillance videos
- Accident scene photographs
- Poor or faulty lights
- Existing maintenance inspections, procedures and policies
- Failed inspections or negative safety reports
- Compliance with safety regulations
- Past lawsuits and settlements
- Medical records documenting your injuries
Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb has the experience, resources and passion needed to go against the owners, managers and organizations responsible for your injuries. To discuss your case for free with our seasoned premises liability attorney, contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 941-365-7171. We welcome clients from anywhere in the state of Florida.