Jacksonville Premises Liability Lawyers
Fighting for the Injured in Jacksonville, FL
Most personal injury cases are associated with auto accidents. However, negligence-based accidents can happen elsewhere than on Florida roads and highways. These accidents can commonly occur on the premises of private, public, and governmental properties. When they do, they fall under the legal concept of “premises liability.” These are also cases of preventable injuries caused by some kind of unsafe, dangerous, or defective condition on the premises. A common example of this is a slip and fall accident due to factors such as slippery floors or uneven sidewalks.
Premises liability claims are handled in the same way as other personal injury claims. That means fault and liability need to be proven against the negligent property owner or manager to be successful. This can be a challenging task which is why you need the representation of an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices Of Fred Tromberg, our legal team brings over four decades of experience to your claim; that experience includes an extensive civil trial practice. We know how to investigate cases in order to build supporting evidence that is designed to put you in the strongest possible position when seeking a full and fair settlement or favorable outcome in court.
Premises Liability Cases in Florida
While the concept of proving negligence may sound simple in a premises liability claim, these cases are not always easy. Just because you suffered injuries on another’s property does not automatically mean that you are entitled to compensation. In some cases, even if an unsafe condition existed does not always translate to a valid injury claim. What must be proven in a premises liability case is the following: the unsafe condition existed, the property owner/manager knew about it or should reasonably have known through regular maintenance, and he or she neglected to take any action to repair the condition or warn visitors about the condition until it could be repaired in a timely manner.
Typical scenarios of premises liability cases involve:
- Slips and falls
- Criminal attacks due to negligent security
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Theme park accidents
- Accidents involving ice and snow
- Chemical or toxic fume leaks
- Escalator or elevator mishaps
- Playground accidents
Many of these are due to defective property conditions, such as slick or uneven surfaces, debris in pathways or aisles, poor lighting, rickety stairs, handrails, or balconies, and faulty equipment on commercial properties open to the public, such as escalators in malls. In all of these scenarios, the property owner owes a “duty of care” to visitors, patrons, customers, service providers, or clients, known as “invitees” or “licensees.” That duty of care consists of providing a reasonably safe environment for these individuals when on the premises.
Premises liability cases can involve any type of property, including residences, office buildings, retail stores, malls, restaurants, bars, hotels, entertainment/sports venues, apartment complexes, schools, universities, movie theaters, grocery stores, parking structures, and more.
Hold Property Owners Accountable
Accidents and criminal attacks sustained on another’s property can result in a wide range of injuries from sprains to broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions, internal injuries/bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and more. These can lead to extensive medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages, depending on the extent and type of injuries. When this has occurred due to another’s negligence, you have a right to pursue a claim or lawsuit for compensation to cover all of your damages.
You Can Rely on the Law Offices Of Fred Tromberg
Our firm has been serving generations of clients in the Jacksonville area for over four decades. We know how to build cases and fight uncooperative property owners and insurance companies. Our qualified Jacksonville premises liability attorneys can take on the legal burden for you so that you can focus on your recovery and putting your life back on track.
- We are always seeking a full measure of justice, nothing less.
- We fight for your rights within the bounds of the law.
- We represent our clients the way we would want to be represented ourselves.
- We fight for fair and adequate compensation to those who have sustained losses through no fault of their own.
- Our overriding goal is to maximize your recovery.