Orlando Premises Liability Lawyer

Landlords and tenants alike must ensure that their property is free of hazards and is safe for everyone on the premises. Premises liability attorneys help individuals who sustain an injury on someone else’s property. If a person is injured due to the negligence of a tenant or landlord while on their property, they have a legal right to be compensated for medical bills and other damages.

In Orlando and the rest of the state of Florida, property owners are required by law to keep their premises safe. If there are any potential hazards, they must make repairs or have warnings clearly posted to inform people of possible dangers. This is known as a duty of care on the part of the property owner or tenant.

Types of Guests on Properties

There are three types of guest that may be present on a property depending on the situation. They include the following:

  • Business Invitees: If there are any hazards around or on the property, the property owner or landlord has the legal responsibility of warning any individuals who are on premises specifically to conduct business.
  • Licensees: These are people who go onto a property without permission from the landlord or occupant. A licensee is not on a property to conduct business. They can be a person’s relative or friend. This person is allowed to be on the property for a variety of purposes, such as visiting a tenant. A property owner is not required to inform licensees of any potential hazards. Generally, they are only liable for dangers of which they are aware.
  • Trespassers: Trespassers include any people who step onto the premises without permission from the landlord, property owner, or tenant. There is less of an obligation to inform trespassers of any potential hazards because they are not invited to enter the property. At the same time, it is unlawful for the property owner to set up hazardous areas like traps for trespassers.

Types of Premises Liability Claims in Florida

There are many types of claims a person can make when it comes to premises liability law. Those include the following:

  • Slip and Fall: A slip and fall accident occurs when a person is unaware of the hazards of walking around specific areas on a property, and they slip, fall, and suffer injury. This can stem from slippery floors, uneven pavement, tears in rugs or carpeting and more.
  • Retail Accidents: These mishaps occur in commercial stores. Most injuries come from items falling off of shelves, as well as slips and falls.
  • Dog Bites: A person can have a claim for personal injury if someone’s dog bites them while they are on the premises.
  • Rape and Assault: If rape or an assault occurs on a property and the property is in an area known for high rates of crime, the owner can be held liable if they don’t provide proper security.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: Property owners have a legal obligation to have proper safety measures around pools, including lifeguards and fences.
  • Amusement Park Accidents: These accidents can occur when there are no adequate safety precautions to prevent injuries or death.
  • Elevator and Escalator Accidents: If a person is injured riding an elevator or escalator, they can start a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner and even the elevator or escalator manufacturer.

Anyone involved in an accident on someone else’s property should call an attorney as soon as possible. Orlando premises liability attorneys will assess each case individually and advise plaintiffs on what they should do next.

Were You Injured On Commercial or Private Property in Florida?

At The Umansky Law Firm, our Orlando personal injury attorneys handle the wide range of accidents and injuries that can occur on another person’s property. As former criminal prosecutors who have prosecuted these types of cases criminally, we take pride in our approach to these cases. We will work closely with you and aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.

Discuss your case with our Florida premises liability attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm for a free case review. Contact us online or call us at 407-228-3838.

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