If you’ve been injured in a premises liability accident, you may want to speak with Eric Luckman, a top premises liability lawyer Delray Beach FL has to offer, about your legal options. Premises liability laws can be very complex but they play a crucial role in many personal injury claims.
When someone is injured because property is not maintained in a reasonably safe condition, a premises liability lawyer Delray Beach FL can provide would refer to this type of a claim as a “premises liability” case. Some examples of premises liability cases are:
- Trip and fall claims
- Negligent security claims
- Defective design / construction claims
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator/elevator accidents
- Water leaks and flooding
- Gas leaks
- Toxic fumes/chemical exposure
- Amusement park accidents
Similar to a large portion of personal injury claims, premises liability cases focus on negligence. The owner of property is required by law to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. While the owner cannot guarantee the safety of those coming on the property, the owner must warn of any hidden dangers or correct any problems they are aware of or should reasonably be aware of. Failing to do this may be considered negligent, and the property owner(s) may be held liable in a civil lawsuit. It is important to note that not all accidents involve negligence, and therefore not all accidents may call for a personal injury claim.
Reasonable Duty of Care
Property owners are expected to keep their property safe — but some environmental factors are simply outside a property owner’s control. A property owner is legally required to keep his/her property free of dangerous conditions, to fix dangerous conditions as he/she becomes aware of them, or provide guests with ample warning about a potentially dangerous condition. If a property owner has not been made aware of a dangerous condition prior to another person’s injury, the owner might not be held liable.
Furthermore, as a premises liability lawyer Delray Beach FL residents trust might explain, certain individuals may be exempt from premises liability protections. If someone is trespassing on private property and is injured, he/she might not have a valid injury claim. A valid injury claim would involve an injured person who was invited onto the property or had a legally acceptable reason to be on the premises. An invitation, or an implied invitation, onto a property might mean that an injured individual is exempt from certain premises liability laws.
Premises Liability Lawsuits
If you’ve been injured in a premises liability case, you may be able to collect damages for your financial losses. A premises liability lawyer Delray Beach FL deserves may help you file a civil lawsuit against the negligent party (or parties) and pursue compensation. The exact damages that you may be entitled to will vary depending on the circumstances of your case; however, personal injury settlements often provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and overall pain and suffering. An experienced Delray Beach premises liability lawyer may even be able to negotiate a fair settlement for you without taking the matter to court.
Contact a Trusted Premises Liability Lawyer in Delray Beach FL
If you have been injured because a property owner failed to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition, please feel free to call our office to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free, and you will speak directly to Eric Luckman, a premises liability lawyer Delray Beach FL trusts, about your accident and your rights.