When you are hurt on someone else’s property, you can recover compensation for your injuries. Under an area of law known as premises liability, landowners are liable for dangerous conditions on their land.
Landowners owe a different duty of care to each of their visitors depending on the conditions governing why the injured party enters onto the premises. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys could explain these rules in detail during a consultation. Contact our Sarasota premises liability attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and remedies.
Premises liability injuries most often occur in commercial property settings. Too frequently the commercial property owner defendant will attempt to put the blame on the injured victim. As experienced trial lawyers, we understand the law and will protect you from these spurious defenses.
Negligent and defective or dangerous property conditions can cause serious injuries, leaving victims and their families financially devastated due to mounting medical bills and loss of income. Successful recovery of compensation is vital to your ability to obtain quality medical care and financial security. The rest of your life and the lives of your family may depend on the compensation you receive now. You are entitled to full compensation for not only medical bills and lost wages, but also for your injury, pain and suffering.
Under premises liability law, property owners are responsible for addressing dangerous conditions on public—or privately—owned property. Whether they are legally responsible for a visitor’s injuries depends on several factors, including why the guest was on their land. Generally, there are three types of visitors:
Property owners owe the utmost duty of care to an invitee, or someone invited into the business or upon the property. The landowner must regularly inspect the premises for dangerous conditions, correct potential hazards, and warn their guest of dangers of which they know of or reasonably should know of. This duty is nondelegable which means even if the landowner hires a third-party to manage the property the landowner retains liability for injuries suffered by an invitee.
Anyone who goes onto someone’s property without permission is a trespasser. The landowner’s duty to a trespasser is the duty to warn a discovered or perceivable trespasser of certain dangerous conditions or, in the instance of a child the duty to warn of an attractive nuisance. For example, under the attractive nuisance doctrine, the property owner could be liable for dangerous conditions known to attract children, such as an unprotected swimming pool.
A successful lawsuit can provide the opportunity to recover the cost of past and future medical care, lost income, and any other financial losses related to the accident. The injured person can also seek noneconomic damages, which account for other harms such as pain, suffering, emotional trauma and the loss of capacity to enjoy life. A hardworking attorney in Sarasota can help you recover the full value of the damages you deserve.
When dangerous conditions like spilled liquids, broken stairs, or other hazards go untreated, guests are at risk of injury. Common examples of premises liability claims include:
After suffering injuries on someone else’s Sarasota property, speak with a skilled premises liability lawyer to determine who is responsible.
When a property owner fails to keep you safe, you have legal recourse. A Sarasota premises liability lawyer can determine the applicable standard of care in your case and hold the landowner responsible for your losses. While no amount of money can reverse the pain you are experiencing, it can give you the means to move on after the accident. You should not have to cover the cost of your injuries when a property owner failed to address a hazard on their land.
Our compassionate and experienced attorneys have helped countless clients recover the money they deserve. We will represent your best interests every step of the way and apply our knowledge and skills to achieve the best possible result in your case. Our team has represented injured victims of premises liability negligence in Sarasota for over 30 years. We promise to personally handle your case, diligently represent your interests — and only your interests — and give you the highest quality legal representation to secure all the compensation to which you are entitled. All premises liability cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no lawyer fee for our representation until you receive compensation for your injuries and damages. Call us today.