Hablamos Español & Nou Pale Kreyòl
Free Consultations

Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyers

Attorneys in Broward County for Slip-and-Fall Accidents, Dog Bites, and Other Injuries

While most people take care to stay safe and protect themselves from harm, threats exist in any location they may visit or even while they are at home. Accidents regularly take place and they often lead to serious injuries. Some of these situations are completely avoidable, and they happen due to the carelessness of someone other than the person who suffered harm. When an individual sustains injuries when they are visiting someone else's property, they may be able to pursue compensation from a landowner or a person or company who was in control of the property. In these cases, a victim may pursue a personal injury claim based on premises liability.

If you have sustained any kind of injury on another person's property, The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Premises liability cases are often complex, and they require a strong knowledge of this area of the law. It is important for reckless or negligent property owners to be held responsible for their actions - or lack thereof - that resulted in harm to others. Reach out to our firm today to determine how you can pursue justice for the injuries and damages you have suffered.

Legal Requirements That Apply to Property Owners

Property owners or tenants have a legal responsibility to protect the safety of their visitors. Federal and state laws require them to take reasonable steps to eliminate hazards or safety issues to ensure that visitors will not be placed at risk of harm. It is essential for property owners, as well as tenants of commercial properties or management companies who are responsible for maintaining a property, to identify and mitigate potential dangers. If complete elimination of a hazard is not feasible or practical, it is the duty of a property owner to warn visitors about any dangerous issues. If property owners or other responsible parties fail to meet these requirements, and a visitor to the property is injured, the person or organization who was in control of the property may be held liable for the victim's injuries and damages.

Common Injuries Involving Premises Liability

There are numerous accidents and injuries that may be addressed in premises liability cases, and they can range from minor injuries like scrapes and sprains to catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or broken bones. In serious cases, injuries may have the potential to be life-altering for victims and their families. Depending on the severity of an injury, it can take months or even years of dedicated medical attention before an individual can make a full recovery. Sadly, some victims never fully recover, and they may suffer from the consequences of their injuries for the remainder of their lives.

Premises liability cases can cover a variety of incidents. Some examples include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dog bites and other types of attacks by pets or other animals
  • Negligent security resulting in assaults, robberies, or other types of injuries
  • Property defects leading to dangerous conditions that result in injuries
  • Injuries at retail stores, malls, shopping centers, or restaurants
  • Injuries at hotels, including those caused by bed bugs

Pursuing Compensation in Florida Premises Liability Cases

To successfully pursue compensation in a premises liability case, several elements must be demonstrated. A victim must show that the owner of the property had a duty of care to protect their safety. This duty of care exists if a person was invited to enter the property, either as a visitor to a private home or a customer at a public establishment. The victim must also demonstrate that a hazardous condition existed on the premises and the owner was aware of this issue or should have known about it. If a person can show that they were injured because of the owner's failure to meet the required duty of care, they may seek compensation for all of the damages they suffered because of their injury.

Contact Our Coral Springs Premises Liability Attorneys

To learn more about how we can help you seek compensation for your damages in a premises liability case, contact us at The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. today. Call 800-555-4011 for a free consultation with a member of our team. We assist with premises liability and personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, and communities throughout South Florida.

Back to Top