Property owners must keep their premises reasonably free of hazards that can injure the public and, if the situation isn’t possible to correct at the moment, they must warn people about the danger. This is the law, and while all business owners are aware of it, often it is ignored and someone gets hurt. The owner may be liable if they failed to provide adequate security measures for the protection of customers, residents and employees.
If an injury has resulted on someone else’s property, you should seek medical help – always – and without delay. Your injuries may be more severe than you think. Next, consult an injury attorney to see if you have a case.
If the law firm finds that reasonable standards to protect visitors – as spelled out by local law – were not met and an injury occurred, then the owner of the property (or the property manager, or some other party, depending on the circumstances) may be liable. In general, damages that are recoverable include:
- Compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the incident
- Medical bills and expenses incurred as a result of the incident
- Income that is lost during the plaintiff’s physical recovery
When you contact a personal injury attorney’s office, it is important to find a firm that understands the nuances of these cases and the tactics often used by the defense lawyers and insurance companies.
Ted Babbitt is a West Palm Beach lawyer who has successfully handled thousands of premises liability cases. His past experience and knowledge enables his team to recover damages quickly and effectively.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to negligent security measures in the state of Florida, contact Ted Babbitt at (561) 375-2841 for a complimentary consultation.