What is Premises Liability Law?
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Under Florida premises liability law, a property owner has a duty to reasonably maintain his property and warn guest, visitors, customers, or patrons of any problems or hazards on the property. If there is a dangerous condition on the property that could lead to an accident, such as a broken handrail, slippery floor, or malfunctioning elevator, the owner of the property has a legal duty to not only warn guests of the condition, but to also fix or repair the condition in a timely manner.
There are many conditions that could potentially lead to an accident or injury, such as:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Exposed holes, ditches, or potholes
- Broken floor boards
- Raised, uneven, or cracked walkways
- Broken handrails
- Inadequate lighting
- Falling objects
- Lack of security
- Broken escalators/elevators
Slip & Fall Claims
The most common types of premises liability claims involve slip and fall accidents. A slip and fall occurs when a guest, patron, or customer slips and falls, consequently suffering some type of injury. Victims of slip and fall accidents may sustain a number of different injuries, including spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken or fractured bones, internal bleeding or bruising, paralysis, permanent disability, and more.
Representation for Clients throughout Tampa & St. Petersburg
If you think you may have a slip and fall, or another type of premises liability claim, it is crucial that you contact an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. right away. We can act quickly to obtain photographic evidence of the scene of the accident or the defect that caused your injury. Many times, the property owner will try to change or fix the problem before evidence can be obtained. This is why it is so important to obtain evidence right after the accident takes place.
To learn more about your rights and options under Florida premises liability law, contact the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. today to speak with an St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer ready to make recovering relief for your pain and suffering a priority.