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Florida Premises Liability FAQ

Posted on February 25, 2016

Farah & Farah has handled many premises liability claims over the past 35 years. The following are some of the most common questions we hear concerning this area of law.

Q: What is premises liability?

Premises liability is an area of the law that deals with the duty a property owner or manager has to keep people safe on their property. If poor maintenance of a property causes a person’s injury, the owner or manager of that property has failed in their duty to keep people safe. To establish negligence in a premises liability case, you’ll have to prove that someone failed to keep a premises reasonably safe, that you were injured on that premises, and that a lack of reasonable safety led to your injury.

Q: Where do premises liability injuries happen?

Premises liability injuries can happen at any location. Here are the commercial locations we most often see in premises liability claims:

  • Supermarkets
  • Retail stores
  • Malls
  • Sports stadiums
  • Public transportation (buses and trains especially)
  • Health and fitness centers
  • Office buildings
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Sidewalks
  • Schools

Q: Who is liable for an injury I suffered on someone else’s property?

Anyone charged with maintaining the property can be held liable for your injuries. This could be the property manager and/or premises owner, or a local government if your injury happened in a public space like a sidewalk or park.

Q: What kinds of damages are recoverable in a premises liability claim?

Here are the most common damages that we see recovered in premises liability claims:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

Q: Do I have a premises liability case?

The best way of knowing if you have a strong premises liability case is to contact an experienced Florida premises liability injury attorney. The seasoned attorneys at Farah & Farah have been successfully representing Florida injury victims for over 35 years. Call our offices today at (800) 533-3555 for a free consultation.