Property owners in Florida owe it to their fellow citizens to keep their premises free from danger, and when they fail to do and people are hurt, they have every right to speak with a Port St. Lucie premises liability lawyer who can help them fight for the compensation they need to heal. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today to learn more about premises liability claims in Florida and how our legal team can fight for you,
Should I Hire a Port St. Lucie Premises Liability Lawyer?
For over 30 years, Attorney Schmitt has practiced personal injury law in the state of Florida. In that time, he has helped countless clients from all walks of life who’ve been injured in all types of accidents recover their rightful compensation. If you’ve been hurt, you can rely on a St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer here at our firm to provide you with the quality legal services you deserve.
Our Legal Services
Over the years, we’ve helped clients who’ve been injured on various different premises and for several different reasons. We understand that no two cases are alike, just like no two clients are alike, which is why we will closely listen to your story and tailor our legal strategy to your specific case. The Florida Personal Injury Law Team proudly assists clients who’ve been wrongfully injured because of the following:
- Defective Elevators: Fortunately, in most cases, when an elevator is defective, it doesn’t result in serious injury. That being said, sometimes, malfunctioning elevators can injure passengers. Whether the elevator was insufficiently maintained, negligently designed, or otherwise, there is a good chance you will qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim.
- Negligent Building Security: Negligent building security can lead to crimes occurring and accidents happening. This is unacceptable. If it’s happened to you, you need to consider your legal options.
- Parking Lot Accidents: Since many of us frequent parking lots on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that we often don’t worry about anything bad happening. Unfortunately, parking lot accidents can, and do happen more often than you may think. These accidents can occur between two vehicles, between a pedestrian and a vehicle, or only involve one person who was injured because of unsafe property conditions.
- Sidewalk Accidents: Sidewalk accidents are among the most common slip-and-fall cases we see. Often, sidewalk conditions are poorly maintained, despite the fact that property owners are responsible for ensuring their sidewalks are safe. If you were hurt because of unsafe sidewalk conditions, you may have a valid premises liability claim.
- Stairway Accidents: Stairwells can quickly become dangerous for a number of reasons. For example, if stairs are defective in some way, they can cause trip and fall accidents. Often, stairwells often come unequipped with cameras, making certain crimes, such as robberies (which often leave victims injured) go undetected, at least initially.
- Supermarket Accidents: Many people enjoy food shopping. Many others simply view it as a mundane part of the weekly routine. Regardless of how you feel about shopping for groceries, you most likely never expect to sustain a serious injury in a supermarket. However, these accidents happen, and they occur more often than you may think. If you’ve been hurt because of unsafe supermarket conditions, you should have a viable claim.
How to Prove a Premises Liability Claim
“Premises liability claim” is the term used for an injury claim relating to someone’s unsafe premises). To win such a claim, you will have to prove several things. They are as follows:
- That the property owner owed you a duty of care.
- That the property owner either knew or should have known about an unsafe property condition.
- That the property owner failed to take action to fix the hazard timely.
- That you were injured because the property owner failed to fix the unsafe property conditions.
- That your injury caused you to incur significant damages.
Florida law makes it difficult for accident victims to win premises liability claims, which is why you and your attorney will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove your claim. This evidence can include surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of the unsafe property conditions, medical documents pertaining to your injury, and more. Ensure that you bring your claim within four years of the date your accident happened. If you wait any longer than four years from the date of your accident, you will most likely lose your right to sue. This four-year timeframe is known as the statute of limitations.
As long as you can fulfill the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive financial compensation to help you recover from your injuries. This compensation can cover economic damages, such as lost past and future wages. the cost of medical treatment, and life care services. You may also receive compensation to help you cope with certain non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, mental anguish, and disfigurement.
Contact a Port St. Lucie Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability claims are notoriously complex to win in the state of Florida, which is why you cannot afford to bring a personal injury claim without a seasoned Port St. Lucie premises liability lawyer. Our firm has recovered millions on behalf of our injured clients over the years, and we are here to fight for you as well. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.