Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyers
Fighting Back Against Property Owner Negligence
Were you injured while visiting someone else’s property? Depending on the nature of your visit, the type of accident, and the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the landlord, manager, or owner of the property. Under Florida law, all property owners have a “duty of care” to those who visit their premises. This means injury victims have the right to file a lawsuit against a negligent property owner.
Our team at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can take on your premises liability case in Fort Lauderdale. With over 50 years in business and a powerful commitment to our clients, we have the knowledge and skill required to recover fair compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about what to expect or are not sure whether you can bring a claim, please reach out to us for a free consultation. We will be happy to explain your rights and options if you were injured.
Contact us at (888) 499-6206 today to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers. Our Fort Lauderdale team fights hard to help the victims of premises liability cases recover fair compensation.
Do I Have a Premises Liability Case?
From stumbling on an exposed piece of carpet to suffering a vicious dog bite, there are dozens of hazards you may face while visiting someone else’s property. Any owner or manager who fails to adequately maintain their property can be considered negligent under Florida law, which may make them liable for your injuries. This is true for both commercial and residential property owners, although the two groups are judged on different standards.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
By far, the most common premises liability claims are for slips and falls, where a victim slips or trips on a hazard that should have been cleared by someone responsible for the premises.
Other forms of premises liability can include:
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Rodent and insect bites
- Escalator and elevator injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Bed bugs
- Fire and burn injuries
- Pool injuries
- Lead paint poisoning
- Security negligence, leading to assault or theft
- Defective appliance injuries
In short, if you suffered an injury that was not caused by negligent behavior on your part, you may be able to file a claim. Our attorneys can help you understand if you may be eligible for compensation in a free consultation.
When Is a Property Owner Liable for My Injuries?
While anyone can bring a premises liability claim against a property owner or manager, it’s important to keep in mind that not all visitors are treated equally under the law. For instance, trespassers are rarely entitled to receive compensation for injuries, as a property owner has no reason to expect them—and thus cannot be considered negligent for failing to warn them of hazards.
However, if you were expressly invited to enter the property as an “invitee,” you are granted a much higher degree of legal protection for your injuries. An invitee can be a shopper who visits a store for the purpose of doing business, or someone who is enjoying public property such as a city park. Anyone injured under these circumstances could have a case against the property manager or owner.
Skilled Representation in Fort Lauderdale
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. can provide the representation you need for any premises liability claim. Our attorneys have 50 years of experience serving our community, and we can use our vast knowledge and experience to help you establish liability and argue for maximum compensation. Our lawyers can investigate for evidence that will prove your accident was the result of a negligent property owner, and we can fight relentlessly to obtain the settlement or trial verdict that you deserve.
Our legal team is client-focused and will support and guide you throughout every step of the process as you file a claim. We are firmly rooted in the community, having served the area for decades, and every one of our team members is dedicated to providing the compassionate counsel and aggressive representation your case needs. No one should have to pay for the consequences of someone else's negligence. Let us help you pursue compensation to cover your medical bills and other losses after an accident caused by a property owner’s negligence.
Contact our firm today to fight for justice in a premises liability claim. Our Fort Lauderdale attorneys are available 24/7 at (888) 499-6206.