West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Learn More About Premises Liability & Your Rights to Compensation
The state of Florida has laws in place to protect victims of injuries caused
by other people’s properties. Property owners are expected to keep
their locations free of safety hazards such as large cracks on the ground,
slip hazards, and sharp edges. If you are hurt by these dangerous conditions,
you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation
processes, and more.
The skilled lawyers at the
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. can provide you with the legal expertise and counsel you need to help win
your case. All of our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys have at
least 20 years of law practice experience dealing with personal injury
cases. Our passion for our clients has driven us to recover numerous and
significant recoveries on their behalf.
If you have been injured on the premises of another through no fault of
your own, call the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. today for a
free case evaluation.
The Three Types of Premises Liability
Your eligibility to compensation in a premises liability claim is dependent
on what “type” of visitor you were to the property. Generally
speaking, the law has broken down these distinctions into three subsections
and determining your eligibility is first a matter of finding which category
you fall into.
The three types of visitors to a property include:
invitee is owed the highest level of care by a premises owner, due to the fact
that the invitee came to the location in order to conduct business. This
could be a customer at a store, or even a repairman who comes to your
house to perform maintenance on something. In these instances, premises
owners are compelled to provide a safe environment with as few risks as
possible. Any risks that cannot be avoided should be marked with adequate
Licensees are those who are invited onto a premises but not necessarily to conduct
business. This could be if you invite a friend or family member over for
lunch or a birthday party, amongst many other examples. While these are
not treated with quite the same level of care as business invitees, property
owners are still compelled to warn their guests of any dangers and address
Trespassers are those who do not have permission to be on a premises, and thus are
not afforded the same level of care as those who are invited or have permission
to be on a premises. However, a property owner may nonetheless still be
considered liable for damages should there be any dangers that cause an
injury. Likewise, if a property owner discovers a trespasser, they legally
have a responsibility to inform the trespasser of any dangers that could
not be found by simple observation.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property and think you
may be entitled to compensation, don’t hesitate to contact the reputable
legal advocates at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. Each of their
attorneys specialize strictly in personal injury cases, making them highly
capable and experienced with Florida’s complex personal injury legal codes.
Contact the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. online today and find out if
you may be eligible for injury compensation today with a free initial