What is Premises Liability? Slip and Fall Accidents and More

by | Feb 27, 2023 | 0 comments

Slip and fall accidents are under a category known as premises liability. It means that if you’re injured on someone else’s property due to a known hazard that was avoidable, the owner of that property is responsible. However, like any part of the law, the circumstances aren’t always cut and dry. That’s why you should always talk to an attorney when you’ve been injured. Here are some things you should know about premises liability.

What is Premises Liability?

You’ll see premises liability a lot on legal websites or documents. But what is it exactly? It’s the legal term for holding property owners responsible for the damages someone might have after an injury on their property. This can apply to individuals, such as dog owners whose dog bites another person unprovoked or a business where a slip and fall accident occurs.

Of course, premises liability isn’t always cut and dry, so contacting a lawyer as soon as possible is essential. You need to know your rights and what to do next. Glassman & Zissimopulos will always Put Clients First.

What Are Your Rights?

When you have an injury on someone else’s property, you must prove negligence on the part of the property owner. What exactly are your rights in Florida? Laws change from state to state, so if you experience an injury in Florida on private property, you’ll want to talk to a local Florida lawyer to walk you through your rights and what to do next.

Public vs. Private Property

Generally, the law is largely the same if you’re injured on public versus private property; only the details change. The law is more focused on the type of visitor rather than the type of property, so you have the burden of proving the property owner’s negligence. Most people are classified as invitees or licensees with access to properties. A third category, trespassers, receives very little protection since they did not receive permission. Establishing your category will be critical in developing the premises liability case.

Property Owner Negligence and Premises Liability

If you have a slip-and-fall accident in a business because of a substance on the floor, a Florida statute goes over some of the critical details. You must prove the property owner knew or should have known of the substance and should have taken action to correct it. But not every premises liability case is as cut and dry, and you’ll want an attorney to walk you through the steps to ensure you get the recovery you deserve.

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