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Premises Liability Lawyer in Palm Beach County, FL

Protect your rights with an experienced premises liability attorney in Florida

When you’re enjoying leisure activities like golfing or swimming, the thought of an accident is often far from your mind. However, property owners in Florida are legally obligated to ensure their premises are safe for visitors.

This includes promptly identifying and rectifying potential hazards to prevent accidents and injuries. Failure to uphold this duty can result in injuries to individuals of all ages. That is when having an experienced premises liability attorney by your side can make a meaningful difference in the outcome of your case.

Given that businesses and property owners typically have considerable resources and legal representation, it’s essential to have a knowledgeable premises liability lawyer to protect your rights. At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, our track record of success speaks for itself. Contact us today.

Premises liability case results

$1,387,283.82: For bilateral knee injuries necessitating surgery, due to unsafe flooring outside a bar at a restaurant.

$1,000,000: For significant personal injuries and a brain injury following a strong-arm robbery of a tenant at his business in a commercial warehouse property.

$360,000: For neck surgery following an accident caused by an unsafe store display and equipment use.

$315,000: For back surgery after a fall due to a foreign substance on the floor.

$210,000: For orthopedic injuries and elbow surgery due to a parking lot attack (robbery & assault).

$180,000: For orthopedic injuries, including a fracture and wrist surgery, resulting from loose and unsafe grade and pavers.

$150,000: For shoulder surgery after a trip hazard in a department store.

$100,000: For orthopedic injuries stemming from an unsafe step and building code violation.

These case results demonstrate Mr. Shomo’s dedication to delivering justice and substantial compensation for victims of premises liability, reinforcing the critical importance of having an experienced attorney in your corner.

What is premises liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that says property owners must keep their property safe for visitors. This means making sure there are no hazards or dangerous conditions that could hurt someone. Whether it’s a home, business, or public place, owners must be careful and fix any problems that could cause accidents. Basically, premises liability holds property owners responsible if someone gets hurt on their property because they didn’t take care of it properly.

Where do premises liability accidents happen?

Premises liability accidents can happen just about anywhere, whether you’re out running errands or visiting a friend’s house. They often catch us off guard and can lead to injuries or other problems. Common places where premises liability accidents can occur include:

  • Private homes and apartments
  • Restaurants
  • Sidewalks
  • Schools and colleges
  • Shopping centers
  • Airports
  • Construction sites
  • Golf courses and public parks
  • Amusement parks
  • Swimming pools
  • Hotels
  • Stadiums and arenas

Conditions and hazards that can result in a premises liability accident

The thing about premises liability accidents—they are very sudden. We do not naturally think about avoiding an injury when out shopping or attending a concert, but that does not mean hazards that can hurt us do not exist. Common conditions and hazards in Florida that can lead to premises liability accidents include:

  • Slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Poor lighting
  • Lack of handrails
  • Unsafe staircases or steps
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Insufficient security measures
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Insufficient or nonexistent signage of warnings
  • Fire hazards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Non-inspected elevators and escalators

How to prove negligence in a premises liability case

If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property, whether it is a restaurant, hotel, or shopping mall, you may have the right to seek damages for your injuries. However, this is easier said than done.

To succeed in a premises liability claim, it’s crucial to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining their premises. This means showing that they either knew or should have known about a hazard and failed to remove it, or their negligence directly caused your injury. A strong premises liability case will have evidence to prove the following:

  • Knowledge of a potential hazard: You must demonstrate that the property owner created, was aware of, or should have been aware of, the hazardous conditions present on their property. This could include hazards such as loose handrails or slippery floors that pose a risk to visitors.
  • Failure to address the hazard: Additionally, you need to show that the property owner had the opportunity to address the dangerous condition but failed to take reasonable steps to remove or mitigate it. For example, if a property owner knew about a loose handrail but failed to repair it or provide warnings, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries.
  • Causation: It’s essential to establish a direct link between the property owner’s negligence and the cause of your accident. This means demonstrating that the hazardous conditions directly contributed to your injury, such as slipping on a wet floor or tripping over debris.
  • Damages: Finally, you must prove that you suffered actual damages because of the accident, such as medical expenses or lost income. This helps establish the extent of your injuries and the financial losses you’ve incurred due to the property owner’s negligence.

Facing the aftermath of a premises liability incident can feel hopeless, especially when property owners attempt to blame you. They might argue that your actions contributed to the accident or even claim that you’re solely responsible. To fight back, get help from an experienced Palm Beach Gardens premises liability attorney.

Hold negligent property owners in Florida accountable with our law firm

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., our law firm understands the tactics property owners in Florida may use to avoid liability, and we know how to counter them. Mr. Shomo and his highly skilled legal team develop strategies to make sure those responsible are held accountable for their negligence. Do not let a negligent property owner dismiss your claim. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation.

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