Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyer
Injured? We Hold Negligent Property Managers Accountable.
Being involved in an accident or other event on someone else’s property can affect your life dramatically. No amount of money can make up for the pain you may have experienced. However, receiving compensation for your injuries can help you move forward with your life with the financial resources you will need to recover. To get compensation that truly reflects the value of your claim, it is highly recommended that you work with an experienced attorney. Investigating, documenting, and negotiating or litigating your claim will require professional skills, resources, and knowledge.
At The McFarlane Firm, our team is here to provide you with the dedicated and compassionate service you need in the wake of preventable injuries. Our attorney has successfully negotiated and litigated countless claims for clients throughout the state. We understand the hardships associated with such injuries, from the loss of income, spiraling medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Our priority is to help you get the full compensation to which you are entitled under the law. This often requires battling uncooperative insurers who only want to settle fast at less than what your claim is worth. That is why you need our aggressive legal representation.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is the legal label for accidents or injury incidents that occur on public or private property that are caused by an unsafe or dangerous condition. Personal injuries caused in this context can lead to the liability of the property owner and/or insurer. Premises liability cases can stem from accidents and injuries sustained on all types of properties from private homes and apartment buildings to grocery stores, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, office buildings, government buildings, and more.
Who Can File a Premises Liability Claim?
Victims can file a claim against the property owner or insurer seeking compensation for their injuries and losses, including for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income or wages, and more.
Premises liability claims can be based on but are not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security leading to criminal attacks
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Playground accidents
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Toxic chemicals or fumes
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claim. These commonly occur due to slick or uneven surfaces resulting in falls. They can occur due to rough patches of ground, uneven payment, poorly structured stairs, wet floors, poorly maintained walkways, poor or missing lighting, and more.
What Damages May Be Won in a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
With an experienced premises liability lawyer, you may win compensation for losses such as:
- Medical expenses (hospital bills, emergency care, medical devices, prescriptions, in-home care, etc.)
- Lost wages due to missed work during recovery, treatment, or even from losing your job completely
- Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and more)
How to Win a Premises Liability Case
In general, you will be entitled to compensation if your accident occurred because of the property owner’s negligence. In order to win the case, you must show that the property owner caused the danger, knew about the danger but failed to respond to it, or should have known about the danger. For example, if you tripped on a torn piece of carpet that had been damaged for several months, the court will likely determine that a reasonable property owner would have found the damage and dealt with it. However, if you tripped on a torn piece of carpet that had only been damaged for two days, the court may not hold the property owner liable.
Why You Need The McFarlane Firm
Premises liability cases can be complicated and difficult to prove. You will need an attorney who is experienced in building claims and standing up to large insurance companies. These companies commonly have their own legal teams working to reduce their liability and payouts. Our firm has built a strong reputation for excellence of service and legal ability in seeking positive outcomes for our clients.