Dedicated South Florida Attorney Pursues Compensation in Premises Liability Cases
Determined lawyer helps victims recover damages
When property owners fail to maintain safe conditions and people are injured as a result, they may be able to pursue premises liability claims against the negligent party. At the Law Offices of Randolph W. Adams in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I can help you establish the elements of negligence and recover compensation.
Factors affecting slip and fall and other unsafe property claims
Premises liability claims may be brought when property owners fail to exercise reasonable care in maintaining their premises and a visitor is injured as a result. When determining what constitutes “reasonable care,” Florida courts distinguish between these types of plaintiffs:
- Invitee — An invitee enters a property with express or implied permission, for the benefit and/or profit of the owner, such as is the case with a business customer.
- Licensees — Licensees also have permission to be on the property but may be there for their own purposes, such as selling a product or making a repair for a utility company.
- Trespassers — Trespassers are on the property without permission, so they are usually prohibited from making a claim unless the property owner’s intent was to harm them.
The court will also look to whether the property owner was aware of or should have been aware of unsafe conditions on the property and failed to fix them. As an experienced attorney with solid trial experience, I will work diligently to gather evidence that substantiates your claim.
Common types of South Florida premises liability claims
Property can be unsafe for many reasons, including:
- Slippery, broken or uneven surfaces — Food, oil and other items can land on the ground and pose a danger to visitors who might slip and fall on them. Other causes of slipping and falling in stores and on private property include broken sidewalks, loose stairs, rain and uneven thresholds.
- Negligent security — When a property owner knows that dangerous conditions exist in the area and fails to take reasonable steps to protect authorized visitors, injured victims may be able to pursue compensation.
- Attractive nuisances — Children might not recognize hidden dangers, so they may be entitled to compensation after being injured by an unsafe object on a property even if they did not have permission to be there.
I will use my extensive knowledge of Florida law to fight for your fair recovery.
Contact a knowledgeable premises liability lawyer for a free consultation
The Law Offices of Randolph W. Adams in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I can help you seek compensation for a slip and fall or other premises liability incident. Call me at 954-660-6644 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.