What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is an area of the law regarding a property owner’s duty to keep their property safe for visitors. In general, property owners are required to fix or provide adequate warning of dangerous conditions to those visiting their property in order to prevent injury. When a property owner fails that duty and a visitor becomes injured due to an unsafe condition on the property, the injured party may hold the property owner liable. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, contact the Capaz Law Firm now to discuss the details of your case.
Common Premises Liability Cases
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Theme park accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevators or escalator accidents
- Negligent security
What is the Property Owner’s Duty to Visitors?
The relationship between the property owner and the visitor will determine the level of care owed to the visitor.
- Invitees include those who are invited to enter a property for business reasons, such as customers in a store, and are owed the highest level of care. Property owners are required to inspect their property for any potential dangers to the visitor, and therefore may be held liable for dangerous conditions they knew about or should have known about.
- Licensees – property owners are only liable for dangers they knew about, but not for dangers they should have known about.
- Trespassers are owed the least amount of care. However, property owners are not allowed to intentionally create hazardous conditions in order to protect their property from trespassers.
Contact a Tampa Premises Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, contact the Capaz Law Firm to discuss your case. An experienced premises liability attorney can review your case and determine the best course of action to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, you may seek compensation for you injuries including the cost of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Call 813.440.2700 for your free consultation.
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