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Florida Premises Liability LawyerIf you suffered injuries because of a preventable hazard, the property owner might be legally responsible for your expenses and losses. You could file a premises liability claim or lawsuit to recover the money you deserve.

A Florida personal injury lawyer at Meldon Law will ensure you have all the information you need to understand your case and make the best decisions for your future. We are proud to serve every client with compassion and integrity.

Contact our team today for a free consultation. We have someone available now to assess your case and answer your questions.

Our Florida Premises Liability Lawyers Can Assess the Strength of Your Case

If you were hurt on someone else’s property—a private home, restaurant, store, or parking lot, for example—you might have a valid case against the property owner or occupier. Property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises, especially when other people have legal access.

When a preventable hazard occurs, and the owner or lessee should have known and taken action, the victim usually has a case against the party responsible for maintenance of the building or grounds.

Our lawyers represent clients hurt in a wide range of premises liability accidents, including:

  • Slips and falls, trips and falls, stair falls, and falls from elevated heights, such as railing or balcony collapses
  • Dog bites
  • Negligent security and assaults
  • Pool drowning and diving accidents
  • Fire and smoke injuries
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Construction site injuries

Our lawyers can discuss the circumstances that led to your injuries and make initial determinations about your case, such as:

  • Who is likely responsible for the property
  • If an unreasonable hazard existed
  • If the responsible party knew or should have known about the risk
  • If the hazard in question caused your injuries
  • Whether you incurred recoverable damages

In addition to premises liability cases based on injuries, we also file wrongful death actions for our clients. These lawsuits, filed by the victim’s personal representative, stem from fatal premises liability accidents.

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Meldon Law’s Florida Premises Liability Lawyers Fight for Justice for You

At Meldon Law, we won’t back down. We fight for the money you need and deserve based on the facts of your Florida injury case. We relentlessly pursue a fair settlement, verdict, or arbitration award in every case we handle. Why do we chase maximum compensation for our clients so aggressively? Because we know it matters to you. And you matter to us.

Our team has the experience, skill, and resources to recover significant sums for our clients with serious and catastrophic injuries.

We ensure every victim has an attorney with experience handling premises liability accidents on their case. We believe the ability to pay upfront fees and retainers should not play a role in this, so we never charge them. We work based on contingency, and you only pay us from the money we recover for you.

Our Florida Lawyers Pursue Fair Compensation for Your Premises Liability Damages

Many people think of premises liability accidents as minor slips that could cause a strain or sprain. While these could still require medical care and be worthy of an insurance claim, many premises liability accidents are much more significant. Some cause life-altering long-term injuries or permanent impairments. Some of the serious and catastrophic injuries we see in our practice include:

When your injuries require ambulance transportation, hospitalization, surgery, and therapies to recover, you can quickly find yourself in dire financial straits. The goal of a premises liability insurance payout or lawsuit is to hold the liable party accountable and recover the money you deserve based on the expenses and losses you incurred. This could include:

Economic Damages

Your current and future financial expenses and losses comprise your economic damages. We use your bills and receipts to calculate your damages to date and work with experts to understand and estimate your future expenses and losses. Examples include:

  • Medical bills
  • Related costs
  • Personal property repair or replacement
  • Income losses
  • Diminished earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are the intangible losses you suffered because of your injuries and impairments. These damages have no set financial value. We must assign a value based on our experience and knowledge of similar cases. Your non-economic damages could include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of independence

Wrongful Death Damages

When a victim dies from premises liability injuries before filing a personal injury lawsuit, their estate executor—known under Florida law as a personal representative—will file a lawsuit and seek wrongful death damages as outlined in Florida Statutes § 768.21.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries on someone else’s property, in a business, or in another public place, you could have a case against the owner or occupier of the property. Let our Florida premises liability attorney review your case with you for free. Contact us today to learn more.

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How Our Florida Injury Lawyers Build Strong Premises Liability Claims

At Meldon Law, our Florida premises liability attorneys know how to prove negligence and liability in your case. In fact, we have written books and consumer guides about it and host a weekly legal talk show, Law Talk Live. You can count on us to collect the necessary evidence, organize it into a compelling case, and create a robust legal strategy to seek and secure compensation in your case.

Generally, premises liability accidents occur because of negligence. Unless the property owner acts intentionally or recklessly, poor maintenance or carelessness is usually to blame. To recover compensation in the case, we must show the elements of negligence are present. This includes:

  1. Duty of care
  2. Breach of duty
  3. Causation
  4. Harm

For example, let’s look at a slip and fall case. The owner of a grocery store has a duty of care to keep customers and others inside their store safe from unreasonable hazards. However, several employees walk by a spill in Aisle 14 without cleaning it up or placing warning signage around it. When someone slips and falls because of the spill, the grocery store would be legally responsible as long as we could show:

  • The spill occurred.
  • The employees were aware (or should have been aware) of it and did not clean up the spill or warn anyone about it.
  • The customer fell because of the spill.
  • The customer suffered injuries and financial damages.

To demand justice in this or other premises liability cases, we must use firm resources to investigate what occurred and gather evidence to support our insurance claim or lawsuit. We have resources our clients would not have access to on their own, including time, experience with similar cases, money, and a network of experts.

The steps we may take to build a strong Florida premises liability case include:

  • Seeking any official accident reports, relevant medical records, and other documents
  • Obtaining video of the incident, often from surveillance cameras
  • Preserving any evidence held by potential defendants in the case
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Visiting the scene to survey the site
  • Analyzing any photographs or other documentation of the hazard
  • Investigating any related complaints or injuries
  • Establishing damages through paperwork and documents
  • Consulting expert witnesses, including medical specialists and economists

Once we have strong evidence to support our demand for fair compensation, we will begin negotiating for a settlement. Sometimes, the liable party and their insurance carrier cooperate in this process, and a fair settlement occurs. In other cases, we may need to file a lawsuit before they take our demands seriously.

If necessary, we will prepare and file a lawsuit in the appropriate jurisdiction in Florida. Many lawsuits still settle out of court, but we will not hesitate to litigate your case, including going to trial, if necessary, to get justice.

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Florida?

Generally, Fla. Stat. § 95.11 provides two years from the accident date to file paperwork to begin your premises liability lawsuit. However, exceptions exist. You could have a different deadline or additional timelines you must adhere to in your case.

We recommend contacting us as soon as you can after a premises liability accident. We can begin working on your case as soon as you hire our team. We often hear from victims who are still undergoing treatment or rehabilitation.

Discuss Your Florida Premises Liability Case With Our Team for Free

Meldon Law will review your accident and injuries today to better understand your legal options and next steps. We will provide advice and guidance about how our Florida premises liability lawyer can help and how we handle similar cases.

Contact us by calling our number or filling out our contact form. We have someone who can take your call now.


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