Premises Liability

In Florida, the law concerning injuries suffered by an individual while on another person’s property is referred to as Premises Liability Law. This is a type of personal injury claim. Established in this area of law are the duties owed by property owners for injury or death caused to others while on their premises.  There are specific safety measures that property owners must take under Florida law to prevent injuries to invitees to their property.

Whether the subject property is a business, such as a supermarket, a doctor’s office, a nightclub or a restaurant, or someone’s residence, property owners are responsible for ensuring the safety of those who lawfully enter their premises. Any injury suffered in any number of ways, while on someone else’s premises, might allow a premises liability action to be pursued.  There are specific safety measures that property owners must closely follow under Florida law.  Should their failure to do so cause someone to get injured, their negligence could render them liable for the injuries suffered, and make them financially responsible for such things as the injured party’s medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The law of Premises Liability varies from state to state, so it is crucial to become well informed on Florida’s nuances of this area of law. Attorney Dania Arencibia at Arencibia Law can help you determine whether your situation meets the requirements for a Premises Liability action.

Slip and Fall / Trip and Fall Incidents

Premises liability cases often involve claims by persons who have suffered injuries while on someone else’s premises, due to a slip and fall or a trip and fall. Slip and fall / trip and fall accidents account for approximately 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States, ranking second after auto accidents. Being involved in a slip and fall / trip and fall accident may never cross your mind, but it is important to be aware of the impact a slip and fall / trip and fall accident can have on your life.

These types of accidents can occur due to many different factors. Some of the most common causes for slip and fall / trip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet floors that are left without cautionary signs
  • Faulty walkways or stairs
  • Uneven thresholds and steps
  • Spilled liquids on floors that are not immediately cleaned
  • Poor lighting
  • Debris left out in the open
  • Inconsistent carpeting
  • Unsecured cables
  • Unattended leaks
  • Protruding nails
  • Polished slippery floors that are left without cautionary signs

Depending on the severity of the slip and fall / trip and fall accident, the injuries suffered can be devastating and life changing. Many victims experience, among other things, sprains / strains, torn ligaments, dislocations, fractures to various bones and joints, permanent damage to the spine, herniations, open or closed head trauma, and even death. The medical fees associated with treating these injuries may become astronomical, and you should not be expected to deal with the financial burden on your own but, instead, be compensated by the responsible property owner not only for your medical expenses, but also for your lost income / wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

If you or someone you know has been affected by a slip and fall / trip and fall accident, it is crucial that you contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Miami before you take any action or make any significant decisions on your own. Working with a skilled attorney will increase your chances of receiving the appropriate compensation for your injuries, and will protect you from being taken advantage of.

Attorney Dania Arencibia has many years of experience involving slip and fall / trip and fall accidents. We understand that no two cases are alike. It takes careful investigation and thorough research to develop a course of action that will most benefit any given client. When you come to Arencibia Law for guidance, we provide you with the attention and support you deserve.

Individuals sometimes refrain from taking action against a business responsible for their injuries because they believe they will not stand a chance, especially against large corporations with unlimited finances and a team of lawyers.  At Arencibia Law we always urge our clients to take action and seek justice by showing those responsible for their injuries that there are consequences to their negligence.  No matter the size or reach of the business you are up against, our team of professionals will always work diligently to achieve for you the best result possible.

Contact Arencibia Law at (305) 421-6305 or click here to schedule an appointment with a Personal Injury Attorney Miami and begin building your case.

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