Premises Liability Attorneys in Tallahassee, Florida
An accident like a slip and fall or dog bite can cause serious damage in a matter of seconds. When it occurs on another person’s or business’s property, things could get even more complicated. That’s where we come in.
At Larry K White, LLC, our team of personal injury attorneys has the experience and the knowledge to help you work through your premises liability claim. We want to help you hold property owners responsible after their negligence causes you harm. Schedule a free consultation with us today at our office in Tallahassee, Florida. We advocate on behalf of clients in Quincy, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Monticello, and throughout their respective counties.
Understanding Premises Liability
Property owners and occupiers are responsible for maintaining safe, hazard-free environments for those who come onto their properties. This concept, known as “premises liability,” is a common theme in cases of personal injury. Those who file claims of premises liability cases are likely looking to receive financial compensation for the injuries they’ve suffered.
Common Premises Liability Cases
We’ve spent a combined 40 years practicing in the area of personal injury, meaning we’ve handled a wide variety of premises liability cases. Some of the most common causes of our clients’ injuries include:
Construction site accidents
Dog bites and other animal attacks
Inadequate lighting, both indoors and outdoors
Damaged sidewalks or walkways
Loose or rotted floorboards
Wet floors and pool decks
Cords running across walkways
Lack of handrails in stairways, platforms, or other areas
If your injury was a result of any of these scenarios, or another act of negligence, reach out to us at Larry K White, LLC for help filing a claim.
Who Can Sue for Premises Liability?
The law categorizes property visitors into three major categories: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. This is done so that the court can identify how liable a property owner is for that individual’s safety and assign consequences accordingly.
An invitee is a person who enters a premises — with permission from the owner — in order to transact business. Examples of invitees include grocery store customers, hair salon clients, and movie theaters.
Property owners should provide these individuals with the highest quality of care, as their presence is mutually beneficial. They must regularly inspect their properties for unsafe conditions to prevent their invitees from being injured.
Anyone who enters another person’s property without that person’s permission or knowledge is considered a trespasser. However, even though a trespasser does not have the consent of a property owner, the owner must act with reasonable care for that individual’s safety. In the state of Florida, this is known as the “discovered trespasser’s rule.”
No matter which category you fall under, you have the right to seek justice if a property owner neglected their duty of care toward you. For help seeking financial compensation, get in touch with our team of attorneys today.
Florida’s Attractive Nuisance Doctrine
To protect children and their families in cases of premises liability, Florida introduced its Attractive Nuisance Doctrine. This body of law states that if a child is a victim of a premises liability injury, fault may be assigned to a property owner if there is something on the property that can be considered attractive to a child’s natural curiosity, such as a swimming pool, gravel pit, or another “attractive nuisance.”
Collecting Damages in a Premises Liability Case
In cases of premises liability (and other matters involving personal injury), Florida adheres to the pure comparative negligence standard. This means the damages you’ll receive will correspond to the percentage of fault you are assigned. For example, if you were found 10 percent responsible for your injury, your compensation amount will be reduced by 10 percent.
Why Hire an Attorney?
When making your case in court, you will need to convince the deciding party the defendant (property owner) owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that their failure resulted in your injury. This is a great burden to bear and one you should not have to handle alone. Hiring a skilled attorney can provide you with the resources and advice you need to build a strong compensation case.
For confident and capable representation in your premises liability case, turn to our attorneys at Larry K White, LLC. We’re ready to listen to your story, walk you through your options, and advocate for the full amount of compensation you deserve. From our office in Tallahassee, we proudly serve clients located in Quincy, Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Monticello, Florida. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Premises Liability Attorneys
Serving Tallahassee, Florida
Property owners have a responsibility to provide safe environments for their visitors. If you were recently injured as a result of their negligence, we want to help you seek proper compensation. Our attorneys at Larry K. White, LLC are ready to help you file a premises liability claim geared toward the full amount you deserve. Get started today by reaching out to our office in Tallahassee, Florida.