If you have been injured while visiting a restaurant, hotel, or other business establishment, you may have a negligent security or premises liability case in Homestead or your community. This may also be the case if your injuries were caused in someone’s home or when you were visiting a condo or apartment building.
To launch a premises liability case, however, you need to be able to show that the property owner was negligent in providing you with a safe space. In some cases, there may be signs that a property owner has not taken due care to protect visitors to their property. For example, someone who has been injured may notice:
- Poor lighting on a property
- Debris on stairways and walkways
- Lack of fencing or gate around a pool area
- Dogs running loose on a property
- Shelving not properly attached
- Work areas and dangerous areas not blocked off or clearly marked
- No railings on ramps and stairways
- Spills on the floor that have not been mopped off
- No warning signs for dangers
- Uneven floors
- Poorly maintained property
- Broken gates, stairs, windows, and doors
All of these signs could be signs that a property owner has been negligent in providing a safe environment for visitors. If a visitor is injured as a result of this type of recklessness, they may have a legal claim against the property owner and any other liable parties.
Signs of Property Owner Negligence May be Subtle
Sometimes, the signs of negligence may be more subtle and less obvious. For example, if you are attacked in a parking lot, you may not know that the owner of the property knew about a series of violent attacks in the area. Similarly, if you trip and fall on a floor that seems to be in decent condition, you may not know that the floor is poorly designed or that others have also suffered injuries in the same area. Sometimes, signs of negligence may not be visible to the eye.
In these cases, it is a good idea to speak to a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your Florida community. As soon as possible after an injury, you will want to contact an attorney to review your rights. You may not realize that you have a right to compensation, but an attorney can show you what you can do to secure money for medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
A personal injury attorney can also launch an investigation into your injuries. This can mean:
- Speaking with witnesses
- Investigating a property owner for previous claims and safety violations
- Taking photos of the property
- Working with engineers and expert witnesses to determine whether design played a role in the accident
- Interviewing employees at a business
- Securing evidence
- Speaking with insurance companies about the issue
A good attorney can build a strong case and can negotiate with insurance companies for you, so that you can focus on getting better while your attorney handles the legal facets of your case.
If you would like to speak to an experience personal injury attorney today, contact Flaxman Law Group. The attorneys at our law firm have more than 60 years of combined experience and would be pleased to meet with you in a free consultation to talk about your situation.