At Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., we are Coral Springs premises liability attorneys dedicated to serving those who have suffered personal injuries in Florida. We have more than twenty years of experience litigating cases on behalf of people who have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct. If you have been injured, or a loved one has been injured or killed under these circumstances, contact us for assistance
Negligent security is a subspecies of premises liability that offers redress and compensation to people who are injured by a criminal act on someone else’s property. A property owner or business has a duty to secure its premises and prevent such injuries if it is reasonably foreseeable that a crime will occur.
A common way to prove that such a duty exists and that an injury caused by a violent crime was foreseeable is to show that a similar attack has occurred in the same location previously. For example, a hotel that has experienced a series of rapes must have adequate security to prevent future rapes of its customers. Another way to prove negligent security is to show that the business is of the type for which security is usually necessary. For example, a bar has a duty to make sure that it has adequate security to prevent violence and other alcohol-fueled crimes.
Premises Liability Due to Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls are some of the most common accidents that lead to premises liability lawsuits, which can arise when a property owner fails to repair or warn a guest or customer regarding an unsafe condition on their property, and injury results. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2010, the overall rate of nonfatal fall injury episodes that required a doctor to be called was 43 per 1,000 people in the United States.
Slip and fall accidents are quite common, but they can be difficult to prove in Florida, which recently adopted a new premises liability law. Under that standard, plaintiffs who have hurt themselves in a slip and fall must prove that the owner or manager of a property had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition in order to be held liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.
There are strict filing deadlines in personal injury cases, and evidence can be damaged or destroyed over time. It is therefore important to contact an attorney to evaluate your case as soon as possible if you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident on another person’s property. If you prevail in a premises liability lawsuit, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, time spent out of work, and other losses.
Sometimes dangerous conditions on another person’s property can lead not only to injury, but also to death. The goal of the Florida Wrongful Death Act is to shift responsibility for survivors’ losses towards the party responsible for the loss. Under this law, “survivors” means a decedent’s spouse, children, parents, as well as blood relatives and adoptive brothers and sisters who depended upon the decedent for support or services.
Among the possible damages that be recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit are:
- Value of lost support and services with interest;
- Future loss of support and services;
- Loss of companionship and protection to a surviving spouse;
- Compensation for mental pain and suffering to the surviving spouse;
- Lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance and for mental pain and suffering for minor children or all children if there is no surviving spouse; and
- Medical or funeral expenses.
Seek the Guidance of a Coral Springs Personal Injury Attorney
If you were hurt or lost a loved one on somebody else’s property, the Florida personal injury attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help by fighting to recover the settlement or verdict to which you’re entitled. Our goal is to maximize your recovery. For a free, no obligation consultation, please call 954-998-0296 or contact us online.