Premises Liability / Slip and Fall
Property owners, landlords, or those in control of a property, have an obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonable and safe manner. Injuries from falls can occur when a property owner maintains a dangerous condition, fails to warn of the dangerous condition, and fails to maintain the property is a safe condition. Generally speaking in Florida, an injured person will have to prove that their accident was caused by a dangerous condition that the owner of the premises had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition. Some examples of premises liability cases involve the following:
- Slip and fall.
- Failure to provide adequate security in a known crime area.
- Attacks and assault.
- Elevator accidents.
- Amusement park ride injuries.
Dangerous conditions include:
- Wet floors – standing puddles or spills.
- Inadequate lighting.
- Potholes or concealed holes.
- Inadequate security.
- Broken, unstable, or slippery steps.
- Malfunctioning elevators or escalators.
- Other dangerous conditions.
With all premises liability cases, it is extremely important to locate any and all witnesses as quickly as possible. We are experienced in identifying and tracking witnesses to make sure that your rights are fully protected. There are often many different kinds of insurance coverages available in premises liability cases. For example, some insurance coverage may be available to pay for your medical bills. Other kinds of coverage apply only if the property owner is found to be liable for the injured person’s damages. Our firm will coordinate these issues for you.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall or similar incident on residence or commercial property, we may be able to help. You can contact us for a free case evaluation or call M. Lance Holden and Brennan, Holden & Kavouklis, P.A. at 863-618-1100.