An Experienced Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyer Ready to Take on Complex Claims
Dedicated support for individuals injured due to unsafe premises
When property owners or managers fail to address the many issues that cause their premises to be unsafe, visitors can sustain a variety of serious injuries. If you suffer injury due to dangerous premises, do not discuss your injury with management or complete any forms or accident reports. Seek medical attention and then call the experienced Fort Lauderdale premises liability attorneys at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. We have more than four decades of experience dealing with these legal challenges. Our board-certified trial lawyers know your rights and we are dedicated to helping you pursue the full compensation you deserve.
There are many types of premises liability
When it comes to safety, Florida law assigns significant responsibility to property owners and managers. Virtually any unsafe condition can lead to serious personal injury. Each Broward County premises liability attorney at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. regularly helps victims pursue justice after they are injured due to unsafe conditions such as the following:
- Slip and trip hazards include any unsafe surface areas, such as uneven sidewalks, parking lots with pot holes, loose carpeting or wet floors. These conditions commonly cause slip and fall injuries, which can result in broken bones as well as catastrophic injuries to the head or spine.
- Stairwells, escalators and elevators pose the risk of falling or other accidents caused by anything from poor lighting to a lack of preventive maintenance.
- Security issues are often the responsibility of property owners and managers, who can be legally responsible for crimes committed on their premises. In many cases, inadequate lighting in parking lots provides criminals with hiding places to await existing store patrons. Bars can be liable for fights on their premises when they fail to remain vigilant for arguments and other situations initiated or worsened by drunk customers.
- Dog bites are the responsibility of dog owners under strict state laws. Anyone legally visiting a business or a private home has the right to pursue compensation from property owners in most dog bite cases.
- Public and private swimming pools pose major drowning or near-drowning risks. Pool owners have a strict responsibility to provide safe pools and surrounding areas, as well as the necessary supervision to ensure the safety of all invited guests. Even uninvited guests have the right to take legal action if pool owners failed to maintain secure, inaccessible premises.
How we can help
The burden of proof in a premises liability case falls squarely on the injury victim. Proving negligence after a slip and fall accident requires more than simply demonstrating that the hazard existed. According to Florida statutes, the accident victim must prove the property owner or manager had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it.
Our skilled attorneys know how to delve into the details of the accident and the history of the premises to develop compelling evidence to support the cases of our clients. While the photos you take at the time of the accident can provide a good starting point, we conduct thorough investigations, locating and interviewing witnesses and examining prior legal cases involving the defendant to show a track record of failure to address safety hazards.
Schedule a free consultation with a skilled Ft. Lauderdale premises liability attorney to learn your legal options
Florida law grants legal visitors to public and private premises with specific rights to safety but it also requires accident victims to provide extensive proof of negligence on the part of property owners and managers. Each dedicated lawyer at the firm of Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. has the skills and experience needed to pursue compensation in these challenging cases. Schedule a free consultation in our conveniently-located downtown office or ask us to come to your home or hospital room. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we obtain an award or settlement for your case. Contact us online, or call us at 954.416.0124 today.