When they fail at keeping a property safe, and someone is injured, whether intentionally or carelessly, it is known as negligence. If you or someone you love was injured because of the negligence of a property owner or manager, the experienced and results-oriented premises liability attorneys at The Alvarez Law Firm can help you hold them accountable and seek maximum compensation. 

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Accidents Resulting in Florida Premises Liability Claims

Some of the more common premises liability injury cases in Florida include:

  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Broken pavement 
  • Negligent security
  • Accidents caused by bad steps, faulty flooring, loose handrails, and other types of poor maintenance
  • Slippery surfaces, such as store spills
  • Construction defects, such as a hole in concrete or exposed electrical wires
  • Poorly maintained flooring or stairway
  • Poorly lit hallway with an unmarked broken handrail

Common Injuries Qualifying for Premises Liability Lawsuit

The consequences for guests and visitors when property owners or managers fail to keep the premises safe can be devastating. These are a few common types of injuries usually seen in premises liability claims:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Lacerations
  • Foodborne illnesses
  • Dislocated, broken, or fractured bones
  • Burns and disfigurement injuries
  • Amputation injuries

Proving a Premises Liability Case in Florida

To win a Miami premises liability case, you need to be able to show the property owner, manager, or tenant was negligent in their actions or inactions in properly maintaining the property that led to your injuries. You also need to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard or defect that caused your injuries and that they did not take any reasonable steps to warn you or have it fixed.

These elements need to be shown in order to prove negligence:

  • Reasonable duty of care was owed by the property owner
  • Breach of duty of care
  • Causation between the breach of duty and your injuries
  • Actual damages

What is the Property Owner’s Duty of Care under Florida Law?

Duty of care refers to the legal obligation of an individual to behave in a certain manner for the overall safety and well-being of others. Homeowners and businesses have a legal duty to keep their premises clear and free of any hazards or defects that may pose a threat to people visiting their property. They are also supposed to exercise reasonable care in protecting visitors from harm. In case there has been a breach of duty of care resulting in an accident and injuries, the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation for:

  • Cost of past and future medical care
  • Compensation for damage to property
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
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At The Alvarez Law Firm, we have helped many injured victims in Florida obtain financial damages when they were injured on someone else’s property. Our top-rated premises liability attorneys have the required knowledge, experience, skills, and resources to determine the best legal strategy that can help you get the compensation you deserve. To set up your complimentary consultation, call 305-444-7675 or reach us online

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