Property owners in Florida have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for people who come on the property. When a landowner fails to remedy a hazardous condition on their property, serious injuries can result. The accidents caused by dangerous premises range from falls on wet floors or broken staircases to drownings and near-drownings in backyard swimming pools.
Just because an injury occurred on someone else’s property doesn’t mean the property owner is legally responsible. The injured party must show that the accident resulted from a dangerous condition which the owner knew about or should have known about and failed to repair. The legal theory holding property owners liable in these situations is known as premises liability.
In premises liability cases, the property owner is often represented by lawyers from their insurance company. The insurance company will often send a claims adjuster or investigator out to the scene of the accident. The adjuster or investigator may build a case that the accident was the fault of the injured person.
At Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A., our lawyers have extensive experience representing those who have suffered serious injuries due to dangerous premises. We understand the importance of conducting a thorough investigation into the conditions on the property that led to the accident. We also understand what a person is going through when their lives have been upended by a serious injury. For more information on how we can help those injured by dangerous property conditions, please visit our Miami Premises Accident Attorney web page.