Personalized Personal Injury Advocacy in South Florida
No one goes to a store, residence, or office expecting to find dangerous conditions. All property owners are legally obligated to take reasonable steps to keep their premises safe from hazards. If a property owner’s negligence results in your suffering injuries, you may be able to recover damages.
At Jurney & De La Grana, P.A., we give each case our undivided attention, and no question goes unanswered. Our Miami premises liability lawyers are ready to provide the relentless and compassionate representation you deserve in this difficult moment. When you come to us for help, we will walk you through your legal options and help you understand the types of compensation we may be able to help you recover. We have the skills and drive to win these cases, and our firm will fight for you every step of the way.
The personal injury category of “premises liability” covers a wide range of potential scenarios. You may have a claim if you were injured due to unsafe conditions while lawfully present on someone else’s property.
Our Miami premises liability attorneys are prepared to handle many types of claims, including those involving:
- Slip and Falls. Florida has specific laws for slip and fall cases: You must slip on a “substance” (typically resulting from a spill or slick surface) that the property owner should have taken reasonable steps to address.
- Negligent Security. If a property has a history of criminal activity resulting from inadequate security, you may be able to recover compensation from the property owner if you are harmed in a crime on that property.
- Amusement Park Incidents. Amusement park operators in Florida are required to meet certain safety and maintenance standards. If you are injured on a ride or anywhere in a park despite behaving responsibly and following all safety instructions, you may have a claim.
- Swimming Pool Accidents. Residential and commercial pool owners must properly secure their facilities through the use of barriers and locking devices. If you are injured or a loved one drowns in an improperly secured pool, the pool owner may be liable for damages.
- Elevator and Escalator Accidents. Property owners are legally obligated to maintain and conduct frequent inspections of all elevators and escalators. If a property owner fails to carry out these safety checks and the consequent lack of maintenance results in injury, you can potentially obtain compensation. If your injuries are caused by a maintenance company failing to recognize and repair a defect, you may be able to sue the maintenance company. Similarly, if injuries are caused by defective escalator or elevator equipment, you may be able to pursue legal action against the manufacturer.
- Accidents Caused by Poor Maintenance. Property owners can be held accountable for injuries resulting from uneven flooring, loose railings, broken steps, and other maintenance issues.
The state of Florida enforces time limits for premises liability lawsuits. You will have four years from the date of the incident to file legal action. If a premises liability accident results in death, you will have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
A successful premises liability claim in South Florida can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages, including reductions in earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
In many premises liability cases, the defense will claim you are partially responsible for your injuries because you were allegedly doing something you were not supposed to be doing at the time of the accident. For example, they may say you were somewhere you did not have permission to be or were behaving recklessly.
Our Miami premises liability lawyers know how to handle these and other types of arguments. Even if the court agrees you were partially responsible, Florida’s comparative negligence rules still allow you to recover compensation. We will aggressively advocate for you and work to ensure you ultimately receive the maximum compensation available in your case.
If you were injured on someone else’s property and are not sure what to do next, discuss your options with our team at Jurney & De La Grana, P.A. Contact us online or call (305) 600-3555 to get started.
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