Were you injured while on someone else’s property in Miami, FL? You may be entitled to recover compensation from a negligent property owner. A Miami premises liability lawyer at Shaked Law Firm can help you fight to recover fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Call (305) 937-0191 to get started with your case.
We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients since we opened our doors in 2007. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we’re one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in South Florida.
Our lawyers are always available to take your call. If you were hurt, contact our law office in Miami, Florida online to schedule a free consultation today.
How Shaked Law Firm Can Help With a Your Premises Liability Claim in Miami
Property owners have a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for invited visitors. Negligent property maintenance causes a lot of damage. If you were a victim, you deserve fair compensation.
Despite that, it can be tough to convince the insurance company to pay the compensation you need. They see accident victims every day. They know how to fight your claim so that the insurance company can maximize its own profits. Shaked Law Firm is here to help you fight back.
Our Miami injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience. When it comes to personal injury claims, we know the ropes.
Hiring us means you’ll have a lawyer to:
- Carefully investigate to locate evidence to establish causation and liability
- Identify all sources of compensation
- Assess the fair value of your personal injury claim
- Consult respected experts when needed
- Negotiate with the insurance company to maximize your compensation
Our Miami personal injury attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers and by the Florida Bar Association. Our team also includes Florida board-certified civil trial lawyers who have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation to help clients get back on their feet.
Insurance companies recognize our credentials when we walk into the room. That can help with your claim. To learn more about our experience and resources, call for a free consultation today.
What is My Miami Premises Liability Case Worth?
The compensation you’ll receive after sustaining injuries on someone else’s property depends on many factors. Our goal is to carefully examine all relevant factors to demand the maximum compensation you deserve.
Typically, the most important factors include:
- How severe your injuries are
- The cost of your medical treatment
- Your need for future medical care and rehabilitation
- Whether you’ll miss time from work
- The overall impact of the injury on your wellbeing and quality of life
In a free case evaluation, our lawyers can provide more specific information about how much your personal case is worth. Reach out to our law firm today to schedule yours.
What Compensation Can I Get If I File a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Victims in personal injury cases are entitled to damages for economic and non-economic losses.
While every claim is different, some of the most common types of damages include:
- Medical expenses (present and future)
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Rehabilitation costs
- The cost of replacing or repairing damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Physical disfigurement and scarring
In fatal accident cases, you may also be entitled to damages for wrongful death. Surviving family members may be entitled to receive compensation for loss of consortium, lost inheritance, and more.
What If I’m Being Blamed for Getting Hurt on Someone Else’s Property in Florida?
Florida comparative fault laws limit the amount of compensation you can receive if you’re partly to blame for an accident. If you’re allocated any share of fault, your damages will be reduced to account for your own negligence.
However, unlike other states, you can recover a portion of your damages even if you were mostly to blame for the accident.
That doesn’t mean you should ignore the shared responsibility laws. Insurance companies often twist the facts and use these rules to avoid paying what you really deserve. Our attorneys know how to limit the effectiveness of these insurance strategies. Contact our lawyers in Miami today for help defending your legal rights.
An Accident on Someone Else’s Property Can Cause Severe Injuries
Our lawyers are here to protect your right to fair compensation for all of your injuries–no matter how minor or severe.
We regularly represent clients who have sustained:
- Broken bones
- Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
We know it can be difficult to take legal action if you were seriously hurt. Our lawyers are available to visit your hospital or home. If you aren’t feeling well enough for an office visit, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal help.
We Handle All Types of Premises Liability Claims in Miami, Florida
Premises liability laws hold property owners liable when others are injured by dangerous property conditions. The most common example of a premises liability claim is a slip and fall accident.
However, many other types of dangers can cause an injury. Failing to install adequate lighting or hire security guards can increase the risk of criminal activity. A missing pool fence can lead to the wrongful death of a child.
At Shaked Law Firm, we handle all types of premises liability cases in Miami, including those involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security
- Dog bites
- Animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Playground accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Cruise ship accidents
- Negligent property maintenance
- Bed bugs
- Hotel accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Shopping mall accidents
- Broken staircases
- Accidents in parking lots and parking garages
- Assault, sexual assault and other criminal acts
Are you wondering whether you have a valid personal injury case? Call our Miami premises liability attorneys for a free case evaluation today.
How Do I Prove Negligence Under Florida Premises Liability Laws?
Property owners can’t be held liable for just any injury that occurs on their property. To recover damages, the injuries must have occurred because the property owner was somehow negligent. That negligence can be based on a number of acts or omissions in property security, maintenance, or repair.
In most premises liability cases, you’ll have to prove the following elements:
- The property owner owed you a legal duty of care
- There was a breach of this duty
- The breach caused an accident to occur
- You suffered damages because of the breach
A property owner’s legal duty of care can vary depending on the situation. The key element in establishing the duty of care is identifying the purpose for the injured party’s visit. Florida premises liability laws classify guests as business invitees, licensees or trespassers.
Business invitees are invited onto property to conduct some type of business. Business invitees provide some type of financial benefit to the property owner. Because of this, the property owner owes a heightened duty of care.
Business owners must:
- Fix any known hazards on the property
- Provide adequate warning about dangerous conditions that can’t be fixed immediately
- Regularly inspect the property to locate and fix any hidden dangers
Owners who fail to take these actions can be held legally responsible if someone is hurt because of that failure.
A licensee is someone who is invited onto the property for a non-business purpose. Property owners must warn licensees about any non-obvious dangers. However, they aren’t required to conduct regular inspections.
In other words, owners are typically only liable for damages if they knew about the unsafe condition and failed to warn the licensee.
Trespassers enter someone else’s property without permission. Florida laws prohibit owners from intentionally harming most trespassers. However, the owner won’t typically be liable if the trespasser is hurt because of negligent property maintenance.
The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine and Children
Florida property owners do have a heightened duty of care when children trespass. The owner may be liable if a child enters the property without permission and is harmed because of an “attractive nuisance”.
Swimming pools are one common example of an attractive nuisance. Property owners must take steps to keep young children from accessing a pool, pond, or other dangerous feature that may attract kids.
What’s the Statute of Limitations For Premises Liability Lawsuits in Florida?
The statute of limitations in most Florida premises liability cases is four years. You’ll have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
It’s possible that you could have more or less time, depending on the facts. If you or a loved one were injured, call now to preserve your right to compensation.
Contact Our Miami Premises Liability Lawyers for a Free Consultation
You deserve to be fairly compensated if you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence. A Miami premises liability lawyer can help you fight for the maximum compensation possible. Call Shaked Law Firm today to schedule a free case review and learn more.