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Injured on someone’s property? The landowner could be liable

If you are injured on someone’s property, the landowner may be liable for your injuries. This can include injuries caused by hazardous conditions such as uneven pavement, standing water, wet floors, falling objects, inadequate security, insufficient lighting, concealed holes, improperly secured mats, or other property defects.If you are injured on someone else’s property, the landowner may be liable for your injuries. Pictured: Person wearing boot is about to step on banana peel.

In Florida, and other states, owners that occupy a property have the responsibility to make a reasonable effort to ensure the premises is safe for all visitors. The type of person on your property can fall under the following categories under Florida law.

  • Public Invitee – A person on public lands such as a park or playground open to the public.
  • Business Invitee – A person entering a grocery or retail store etc.
  • Licensee – Invited social guests to your home.
  • Uninvited Licensee – Door-to-door salesman.
  • Trespasser – A person who enters a property without being invited and has no business purpose etc.

The category determines the amount of liability on the landowner.

You might be able to pursue legal action for compensation for medical bills and other expenses if you were injured on someone else’s property. Common situations include animal and dog bites, slips and falls, swimming pool injuries, neglectful or inadequate security, or injury at a business.

Like all personal injury claims, there’s a statute of limitations, so you’re against the clock to file a lawsuit. In Florida, you have four years from the date of the incident. Even though it may sound like a while, it’s important not to wait. For every day that goes by, evidence may disappear, and witnesses may become unreachable.

If you were injured on a property and want to pursue damages from an incident, contact us at Kagan Law Firm to discuss your options. We know you’ll value our expertise, kindness, and compassion.

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