Property owners must take reasonable steps to keep their premises safe. They cannot prevent every possible injury on their property, but property owners should take steps to prevent foreseeable injuries from occurring.
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, dog attack, work accident, or were otherwise harmed on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. You could be compensated for your medical bills, lost income, and more.
A Sarasota premises liability lawyer at Distasio Law Firm can help you determine if you have a case for compensation for your injuries through a premises liability claim. Call for a free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable injury attorneys today.
Property Owners Have a Legal Duty to Keep the Premises Safe
Whether a property is owned by an individual or an entity such as a business, the property owner or the property occupier must meet certain safety standards. Properties should not contain hazardous conditions that present a risk of injury or death to guests of the property. If a property does contain a hazard, guests should be adequately warned about the dangerous condition so that they can avoid it. If a property owner’s failure to maintain a reasonably safe property causes someone to be injured, the injured person may be entitled to damages.
An experienced Sarasota premises liability attorney from Distasio Law Firm can help you seek compensation after an injury. Call us for a free case evaluation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can lead to painful injuries, including back injuries, head trauma, and more. Inadequate lighting, cracked pavement, loose rugs, slippery floors, cluttered walkways, and other environmental hazards can lead to a slip and fall injury.
Being bitten by a dog is a terrifying experience. Dog bites can cause nerve damage, disfiguring scars, broken bones, infections, and other painful injuries. According to Florida Statutes §767, if a dog bites someone on public property or lawfully on private property, the dog owner is liable for the victim’s injuries.
Injuries Sustained in a Retail Store
Retail store owners must ensure that their stores, parking lots, and walkways do not contain dangerous conditions. If you or a loved one fell or was otherwise injured on property belonging to a retail store owner, you may be entitled to damages.
Violence Caused by Negligent Security
Most people know that criminal charges can be brought against someone who intentionally injures another person. However, fewer know that there are some cases in which a property owner is liable for injuries sustained in a violent attack. Just as property owners are expected to keep their properties free of hazards, they are expected to provide reasonable security measures. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an assault, battery, robbery, or other attack, you may be able to bring a claim against the property owner for inadequate security.
If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation. However, workers’ compensation does not always cover the extent of a person’s damages after a work injury. You may also be able to bring a premises liability claim against a negligent third party. Distasio Law Firm can refer you to a workers’ compensation attorney and help you explore all of your avenues for pursuing compensation after a work injury.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Pool accidents can lead to life-altering injuries and death. If you were injured in a pool accident or a loved one drowned in a pool accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the property owner. A wrongful death claim may enable a family to hold a negligent property owner accountable for a fatal pool accident and recover compensation for damages.
Injuries Caused by Falling Objects
Whether it occurs at a construction site, shopping mall, bar, or another property, being struck by a falling object can lead to severe, sometimes fatal injuries. If a property owner’s negligence has led to you or a loved one being harmed by a falling object, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Damages in a Premises Liability Case
The amount of compensation that an injured person may recover through a premises liability claim in Sarasota depends on the extent of the person’s damages. A premises liability claim may allow you to recover compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses resulting from the injury
- Lost wages from missed work
- Impairment to your income-earning capacity
- Certain out-of-pocket expenses caused by your injuries
- Your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-economic damages
If your loved one was killed because of a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim, under Florida Statutes § 768.21. Keep in mind, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim for personal injury in Florida is within two years from the date the person died.
You could be compensated for:
- The loss of the decedent’s income and benefits
- The loss of the decedent’s support and household services
- The loss of the decedent’s companionship and care
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
How One of Our Skilled Legal Professionals Can Help
If a property owner’s negligence or carelessness has led to your injury or your loved one’s death, the property owner should be held accountable. A seasoned premises liability lawyer in Sarasota can help you bring a claim against the liable party and seek compensation for your damages.
Our team can:
- Explain all of your legal options and answer any questions you have
- Identify who is legally responsible for the injury or death
- Calculate the past and future damages you suffered
- File a claim against the liable party
- Negotiate with the defendant or the insurance companies on your behalf
- Help you avoid unfair settlement offers
- Fight to get compensation for your damages
- Provide legal support and advice throughout your case
- Ensure your rights are not violated
Call a Sarasota Premises Liability Attorney Today
If you or a loved one was injured on another party’s property, a Sarasota premises liability lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help. You may be able to recover compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call us for a free case assessment today.