Miami Premises Liability Lawyers
Helping Floridians Injured Due to Negligent Security & Upkeep
Due to the complexities of Florida premises liability law, it is important to seek advice from an experienced attorney. At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, our Miami premises liability attorneys have vast knowledge and more than a decade of experience in this area of law. If you have been hurt due to a fall, assault, or other accident on someone else’s property, call Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC first. We will fight for your right to just compensation so you can cover all your accident-related expenses and move on with your life.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, call (305) 416-5000 as soon as possible to get the legal advice you need. We offer consultations to all prospective clients.
What is Premises Liability?
When a property owner fails to maintain reasonably safe conditions, accidents such as slip and fall injuries may occur and the owner may be found liable. Basically, any injury caused to you at no fault of your own due to a defect on the property is the responsibility of the property’s owner (or manager).
Types of property involved may include:
- Public property
- Government property
- Someone’s home
- Apartment complexes
- Amusement parks
I Hurt Myself On Someone Else’s Property. Am I Entitled to Compensation?
You might be! In cases of premises liability, it is important to establish that the property owner failed to create safe premises once they knew there was a risk. If, for example, the sidewalk in front of a building had a large hole in it that caused an injury, this would likely be a case where the accident victim could successfully sue. However, if they were out in the abandoned back corner of the property and got stung by a bee, this would probably not be the fault of the property owner.
Examples of Premises Liability Claims
Although most people immediately think of slipping and falling, there are actually a few different types of premises liability. Injuries may occur due to a dangerous condition on the property that the owner knew about and failed to fix, when an employee acts in a negligent manner and causes harm to a customer, or when the property owner fails to post warning signs for hazardous areas.
Common examples include:
- A child wandered into a neighbor’s yard and drowned in their unsupervised swimming pool
- An employee failed to clean up a spill causing a relative to fall and sustain a head injury
- You slipped and fell down some stairs due to poor lighting
- You suffered injuries due to an amusement park ride malfunction
- You were assaulted and robbed due to a lack of security on the property
How to Prove Liability
At the time of the injury, collect as much information as possible, such as:
- Get the names of any witnesses that were present at the time of the injury
- Write down the names of any employees that were in the immediate area
- If you speak with any other employees, get their names too
- Request that employees provide statements in writing and complete an incident report
- Take picture of the dangerous condition
- Photograph injuries
- Request that video footage from store security cameras be saved
In any contact with employees or company representatives, do not apologize, take any responsibility for the accident, or mention that you are going to call an attorney. Company representatives or their attorneys may attempt to get you to provide a recorded statement or accept a settlement offer. These people are not looking out for your best interests. You should already have an attorney advising you before you make any moves towards filing a claim.
In order for a premises liability claim to be successful, it must be proven that the property owner either didn’t know about the dangerous condition or did nothing wrong. It is essential to show evidence that the property owner knew about the condition prior to the injury. In order to give your case the best chance of success, you should document as much evidence as possible and contact an attorney with specific knowledge and experience in premises liability law.
Think you have a claim? Consult with a local premises liability attorney near you as soon as possible to determine whether filing a case is right for you and how to go about doing so.
Consult a Miami Personal Injury Attorney
At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, we are committed to helping personal injury victims throughout the Miami area seek the compensation they deserve. Whether you have suffered an injury in a robbery, slip and fall, or another premises liability accident, you can trust a dedicated Miami premises liability lawyer at our office to protect your legal rights and work vigorously in an effort to secure a fair and just settlement.