Representing Slip and Fall and Negligent Security Victims in Florida and throughout the United States
Premises liability is a rather vague term that serves as a catchall for many types of events including those involving structural design flaws, unsafe conditions, environmental hazards, improper traffic patterns and a wide range of other issues unrelated to security.
In many cases, security related premises liability matters involve issues such as security standards and generally accepted security practices. In addition to any existing standards, crime statistics, event history, community standards, and specific risk considerations play a part in determining whether an adverse event was foreseeable.
Premises liability cases can occur on public and commercial properties. This includes but is not limited to parking lots, sidewalks, roadways, highways, restaurants, bars, shopping centers, malls, airports, hotels, pools, amusement parks, healthcare facilities, sporting areas, businesses, stores, and more.
All property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Premises liability cases require that the injured person prove that:
- The property was in a dangerous condition
- The owner knew, or reasonably should have known, of the dangerous condition
- The owner had a reasonable opportunity to identify and correct the dangerous condition
- The owner caused the unsafe condition, knew about the dangerous condition, but did not take steps to correct it
- The owner failed to adequately warn of the dangerous condition
Injuries associated with premise liability accidents can be serious and sometimes are not always readily apparent. Injuries can include head, neck, back, shoulder and knee injuries. Injuries like these can prevent an individual from working and can cause financial hardship due to large medical bills and long rehabilitation.To learn more about premises liability claims or to receive a complimentary review of any potential case, please contact our law firm online or call us at 561-748-8000. We are happy to answer your questions about any slip and falls, trip and falls, and negligent security.
For more than four decades, Edward M. Ricci has specialized in civil trial law. He pursues justice for victims in the areas of consumer class actions, auto accidents, personal injury and wrongful deaths, cemetery desecrations, insurance litigation and consumer claims. The firm serves consumers throughout Florida and the United States.