When you are seriously injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation from the property owner, or the entity or person in control of the property.
Examples of the kinds of negligence that may create a premises liability case if a person is seriously injured include:
• Negligence in promptly correcting hazardous conditions like wet floors, items that may cause you to trip, or falling merchandise;
• Negligent actions of employees of stores, such as running into a customer with a heavy cart;
• Failure to maintain property in such a way as to avoid injury to the public;
• Failure to repair or warn of defective conditions, like a broken staircase;
• Inadequate Security, such as failure to install adequate lighting, locks, or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.
The key to premises liability law is that the property owner or possessor has to have owed the injured person a duty of care, and has to have breached that duty of care. Whether the property owner or possessor owed the injured person a duty of care, as well as the extent of care owed, depends on the relationship between the person owning or holding the property and the injured person.
Invitees (example: customers at a store) and Licensees (example: a guest in your home) are owed a high duty of care.
Trespassers are owed the lowest duty of care. However, if the trespasser is a child, he or she is owed a higher duty to warn, repair, and protect from harm, since children are less able to detect danger.
If you are the parent of a child who has suffered a serious injury on someone else’s property, you need to act quickly on their behalf. Valuable evidence can be lost or destroyed, or witnesses may forget important facts, if an investigation by your own counsel is delayed. Contact us for a consultation as soon as possible after a serious injury occurs. Injuries to children are difficult and emotional. The Young Law Firm of Florida has experience representing the parents of children who have suffered serious injuries. Let us take care of your case while you take care of your child.
At the Young Law Firm of Florida we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front and nothing if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we win.
We believe that our clients should focus on healing, not on the stress of medical bills and finances, while trying to recover from an accident. We will do everything in our power to fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
The bottom line is this: If we don’t recover money for you, you pay us nothing. This means no fees or costs. We ONLY get paid if we get you paid!
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