Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Attorney

Helping individuals injured in accidents that occur on the property of others

When you step foot into a business or onto another person’s property, you should be able to expect that the premises are safe and that you will not suffer injury. This is not always the case, however, as thousands of people in the United States sustain injuries due to hazards or other dangerous property conditions every year. These injuries can range from simple cuts and bruises to catastrophic traumatic brain injuries, burns, or spinal cord damage.

If you have sustained a serious injury because a property owner was negligent, Ft. Lauderdale premises liability attorney Joseph J. LoRusso can help you. Mr. LoRusso is committed to standing up for the rights of injured accident victims, so please contact our office to discuss a possible case today.

Examples of property owner negligence that can lead to premises liability claims

Every business or property owner has the legal duty to regularly inspect and maintain the premises so that customers and visitors are reasonably safe from harm. If an owner allows a dangerous condition or hazard to exist without properly warning visitors, that owner should be held liable for any injuries that result. Though slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability1 case, there are many other ways a property owner can be negligent to cause injury. The following are some examples of dangerous conditions that may lead to a premises liability claim:

  • Dangerous staircases, including broken or inadequate railings, loose stair boards, steps that are too narrow or steep, and more
  • Unsecured windows or screens that could lead to falls
  • Broken balcony railings or decrepit balcony floors that could lead to collapse
  • Inadequately maintained elevators or escalators
  • Unsecured objects falling down on individuals below
  • Having unsafe appliances, circuit breakers, or other conditions that can lead to fires, burns, or electrocutions
  • Any other type of fire hazard, including not having adequate smoke detectors or fire extinguishing equipment
  • Hazardous conditions on playgrounds,2 including rusty equipment, weak swing chains, improper ground coverings, and more
  • Inadequately maintained or defective amusement park rides or attractions
  • The presence of toxic chemicals that can lead to exposure injuries
  • Unsafe conditions in the workplace
  • Inadequate security leading to violent assaults or similar acts

These are, of course, only some examples of possible property hazards that can lead to premises liability claims. If you suffer injury, identifying the hazard and proving its existence is imperative and an experienced attorney can help you gather evidence to prove the negligence of the property owner.

Contact a Fort Lauderdale premises liability lawyer today to schedule a free, no obligation case review

In many cases, people who are injured in accidents that take place on someone else’s property are entitled to significant financial compensation. By filing a premises liability claim, victims can often obtain compensation for the losses they sustained as a result of their accident, including their medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of future earning potential, among others.

South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful premises liability claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premises_liability

2 http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Playground-Injuries/playgroundinjuries-factsheet.htm

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