As a Boca Raton premises liability lawyer, Gregg Hollander helps people throughout South Florida who have been hurt by a dangerous condition or hazard on someone else’s property. If a property owner’s negligence has caused injuries to you or a loved one, Mr. Hollander can help you assert your legal rights. He founded The Hollander Law Firm 20 years ago, and the office provides personal, efficient service, helping victims secure monetary damages to which they are legally entitled. In addition to our main office in Boca Raton, the Hollander Law Firm also maintains offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, and Fort Myers. Injury attorney Gregg Hollander and the Hollander Law Firm can aggressively pursue your goals, prioritizing your interests and striving for the maximum recovery for your claim. We have successfully advocated on behalf of accident victims throughout South Florida and nationwide.Seeking Compensation for a Premises Liability Claim
Premises liability lawsuits typically involve unsafe or defective conditions on someone's property. Generally, property owners have a duty to maintain their premises for visitors and guests. Like other negligence claims, the four elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages must be demonstrated.
A plaintiff bringing a premises liability claim would first show that he was lawfully on the property. Trespassers are not owed the same standard of care as those that are legally on the premises. Next, the property owner or business proprietor must know, or should know, of an unsafe condition on the property. The owner must have failed to repair or remedy the unsafe condition, or have failed to provide an adequate warning of the danger. Finally, the unsafe condition must have caused injury.
Dangerous conditions on a property might include uneven pavement in front of a business, or unsecured objects against a wall. Some businesses have insufficient lighting, causing customers to trip and potentially fall. Stairs in need of repair may also pose hazards to visitors at a home or business.
Premises liability lawsuits center on the legal standard of reasonableness. If a reasonable property owner could not have known of a dangerous condition and then addressed the issue, then a landowner may not be held liable. A property owner must address harm that is preventable and foreseeable.
Plaintiffs that are aware of dangerous conditions and injure themselves on someone’s property may be partially barred from recovery. Florida law follows the comparative fault doctrine, which reduces the amount of recovery in proportion to fault. If the plaintiff were 50% responsible for their injuries, for example, their recovery would be reduced by this amount. A skilled premises liability attorney in Boca Raton can help victims try to counter any allegations that they were at fault.
Premises liability claims must be brought within the statute of limitations, a time period for filing a lawsuit. In Florida, this is a four-year period beginning with the date of the accident. Courts will typically not hear lawsuits filed past the statute of limitations.
Plaintiffs may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit based on a premises liability claim. For example, they may seek compensation for hospital and medical bills, physical therapy costs, lost wages from work, loss of earning capacity, property damage, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, among other damages.Consult a Premises Liability Lawyer in Boca Raton
Boca Raton premises liability attorney Gregg Hollander fights for the rights of people throughout Florida and beyond in their claims for compensation. He also can represent victims who need a car accident lawyer or guidance with another type of personal injury claim. At The Hollander Law Firm, we understand the physical and emotional impact these accidents have on both injured individuals and their families. Conveniently, we maintain offices in Naples and Boca Raton. We have represented clients seeking legal guidance and representation throughout South Florida, including in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Boynton Beach, Miramar, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, as well as Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Contact us online or by calling (888) 751-7770 for a free, no-obligation consultation.