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In the state of Florida, premises liability law establishes that property owners have a duty of care to maintain their property to keep it safe from hazards. If you are hurt on someone else's property as a result of the owner's negligence in this duty of care, you may be entitled to compensation.

The premises liability lawyers at Heintz Law can help victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured as the result of an improperly maintained or unsafe property, our injury attorneys will aggressively litigate your claim. Having obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients statewide, we will defend your rights as a victim and fight to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries.

To schedule a free case review with a premises liability and slip-and-fall accident lawyer, contact the office of Heintz Law. With more than 30 years of experience, our personal injury attorneys are trial-hardened and have the knowledge necessary to achieve a fair result.

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Premises Liability Lawsuits

A property owner or occupant of a property is responsible for maintaining safe conditions throughout the property. It is his or her duty to eliminate any hazardous conditions or to warn visitors of any potentially unsafe conditions. Property conditions can quickly deteriorate from a lack of maintenance.

With a successful premises liability lawsuit, victims may recover damages for medical expenses (hospital, surgical and ambulance bills, etc.), rehabilitation costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Each premises liability lawyer at our firm has the knowledge needed to win these complicated claims. We can help you hold the reckless or negligent party who is liable for your injury accountable for his or her actions.

Proving Negligence

An important part of your premises liability case is proving negligence. To prove negligence in a premises liability case, it must be established that the property owner was aware of the hazardous condition and failed to provide a reasonable solution. Such a solution may include putting up warning signs or taking other safety precautions. Evidence such as photographs of the accident scene can help demonstrate the owner’s negligence. Additionally, eyewitness testimony by other people who were present at the time of the accident can help to prove negligence.

When you meet with one of our premises liability lawyers, we will discuss your case in detail and determine what evidence is necessary to prove negligence. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to win these often complex cases.

Types of Premises Liability Incidents

Construction Accidents

Many accidents happen on work sites. Construction sites are particularly dangerous, with ladders, scaffolding, heavy equipment, and power tools capable of contributing to serious injuries that could put a worker out of commission. If you've suffered a work injury on a construction site, you have several potential avenues of compensation. One is the state-run workers' compensation program, which is a no-fault program designed to save injured workers the hassle of filing a lawsuit, while simultaneously protecting employers from fielding such lawsuits.

On top of workers' compensation lawsuits, workers may also be able to file third-party lawsuits if another party independent of the employer can be shown to be partially responsible for the accident. For example, the manufacturer of a faulty drill press may be liable if that drill press caused an accident on a construction site. A lawyer at Heintz Law can evaluate your case and determine what avenues of compensation may be available to you.

Stairway Slip-and-Fall Accidents

If you have suffered a serious personal injury as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, an injury lawyer from Heintz Law in Bradenton, Florida can help you obtain the just compensation to which you are entitled. Slip-and-fall accidents can be caused by dangerous conditions such as:

  • Wet floors
  • Poorly constructed steps
  • Torn carpeting
  • Poor lighting

Slip-and-fall cases are governed by premises liability law because these injuries typically occur on the property of another party. Proving liability in a slip-and-fall accident lawsuit is not an easy task. Our attorneys must prove that the property owner failed to act carefully to ensure that an accident was unlikely, that you exercised reasonable care, and that the property owner's negligence caused you to suffer a personal injury. Whether you have suffered a slip-and-fall injury on commercial, residential, or government property, a premises liability lawyer from Heintz Law can help you obtain fair compensation.

Victims of slip-and-fall accidents on commercial property may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against not only the business but also the landlord or owner of the property. To ensure that you recover the compensation allowable by law, our premises liability lawyer will pursue all responsible parties.

Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Elevator and escalator accidents can result from poor maintenance, faulty equipment, or inadequate safety measures. Injuries from these incidents can be severe, ranging from broken bones to traumatic head injuries. Victims of elevator and escalator accidents may be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the property owner, manager, or maintenance company.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool accidents can lead to drowning or severe injuries, particularly when lifeguards are absent or proper safety measures are not in place. Property owners and operators of pools must adhere to safety regulations to prevent accidents. In cases of swimming pool accidents, injured parties may be eligible to file a premises liability claim.

Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement parks and theme parks are meant to provide enjoyment, but accidents can happen due to equipment malfunctions, operator errors, or inadequate maintenance. Injured visitors may have grounds to seek compensation from the park's operators.

For a free consultation, contact a personal injury lawyer serving Sarasota and Bradenton.

Contact A Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Contact Heintz Law to schedule a free consultation with one of our premises liability lawyers in the Bradenton or the Sarasota office. We have the experience and knowledge needed to help you get the compensation you deserve. We help victims statewide by working hard and doing our best.

Premises Liability FAQs

How can I prove negligence in a premises liability case?

Proving negligence in a premises liability case typically involves demonstrating that the property owner or occupier had a duty of care toward you, breached that duty, and that breach directly resulted in your injuries. This may require evidence such as surveillance footage, accident reports, maintenance records, or witness testimonies.

What types of compensation can I seek in a premises liability claim?

Compensation in premises liability claims may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and, in some cases, punitive damages. The specific damages you can seek will depend on the circumstances of your case.

How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a premises liability claim is typically four years from the date of the injury. However, this timeframe can vary depending on the specifics of the case. It's important to consult with an attorney promptly to understand your legal rights and deadlines.

What is the role of an attorney in a premises liability case?

An attorney experienced in premises liability cases can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence, establish negligence, negotiate with the opposing party, and, if necessary, represent you in court. Their expertise is invaluable in ensuring you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

What should I do if I'm injured on someone else's property?

If you're injured on someone else's property, the first priority is your health. Seek immediate medical attention. Afterward, document the scene, take photos if possible, and gather contact information from any witnesses. Report the incident to the property owner or manager. Consult with a premises liability attorney to discuss your case.


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