FAQ's: Your Questions Answered
How Does Premises Liability and Negligent Security Law Affect Me?
If you are a property owner, under Florida law you are responsible for maintaining your property and protecting against foreseeable injury. In other words, you have a duty to care for those on the premises. You could be liable for the injuries sustained by others on your property if the injuries were caused by unsafe conditions such as cracked sidewalks, broken play equipment, holes in the yard, even third party attacks.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises Liability laws govern your responsibility, as a property owner, to make sure your property is safe and secure. Under Florida law, you have a duty to maintain and secure your property to ensure visitors are kept safe from attack or injury. Third party attacks from break-ins or terror activity may also fall under premises liability laws.
Protecting Yourself Against Premises Liability and Negligent Security
A couple of ways to protect yourself from liability claims are to make sure holes and cracks where people walk are filled, hedges are trimmed, cracked windows are replaced, electrical outlets and wires are in proper working order, swimming pools have sufficient enclosures to keep young swimmers out, and all playground equipment is safe. Also, make sure that you’re properly insured against premises liability and negligent security claims.
Premises Liability Attorney
If you or someone in your family has been injured ― and believe your injuries could have been prevented by the property owner ― either at school, during work, while in someone else’s home, in an apartment or house that you rent, or in a hotel, confronting property owners to pay for your injuries could be an uncomfortable and complicated situation.
Do not settle for an offer from the property owner.
You have a right to file a claim with their insurance company. You need an attorney experienced in dealing with premises liability and negligent security law. You need the experienced and aggressive attorneys at Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys.
Call us at 800-257-1822 for a free consultation. We’ll make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to receive.