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Florida Premises Liability Lawyer
Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, knows that many “accidents” are not really accidents. Every day, Florida residents are injured or killed while on the property of another person or business. Injuries and deaths often result from a property owner or business ignoring hazards or safety issues on their premises. That property owner or business can be held accountable for physical injuries, pain and suffering and financial losses caused by their negligence.
Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, provides legal help to victims of dog bites, slip-and-falls, swimming pool accidents and other premises liability accidents across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. For a free consultation, call us today at 1-800-299-8878 or use our online contact form.
Common Florida Premises Liability Lawsuits
Generally speaking, Florida property owners have a duty to ensure their property is safe for visitors. This applies to owners of residential property (houses, condos and apartments) as well as commercial property owners (such as those who own offices, stores, malls, shopping centers and restaurants). The duty extends to the entire property and everything within it, including any buildings, sidewalks, stairs and parking lots. The duty also applies to those who are renting or leasing the property.
When a person files a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent property owner, it is often called a “premises liability lawsuit.” Many different types of accidents fall into this category. They include:
- Dog bites and animal attacks - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4.7 million dog bites occur each year. About 800,000 of those dog bites require medical attention. The very young and the very old are the most common victims. Unrestrained dogs on the owner’s property cause 58 percent of dog-attack deaths, the CDC says. A dog bite can leave both physical and emotional scars that may last for years.
- Slip and fall accidents – More than one million Americans suffer slip-and-fall injuries each year, the CDC reports. These injuries can range from mild to deadly. Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can require medical attention for the victim’s lifetime. Common hazards or safety issues that can lead to a slip-and-fall accident include: broken or uneven sidewalks, floor tiles, decking and steps; obstructed walkways, sidewalks, store aisles or stairways; inadequate lights in parking lots, entryways, hallways, stairways and stairwells; broken handrails and stair treads on stairways; malfunctioning doors, windows, elevators and escalators.
- Swimming pool accidents – Ten people die in the U.S. each day from unintentional drowning. The CDC says that drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury deaths overall. It is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 14. Because South Florida and Treasure Coast residents enjoy their swimming pools year around, the risk of suffering a swimming pool accident or death is even higher.
Contact Our Florida Premises Liability Lawyers Today
When a property owner fails to fulfill their duty to the public to make sure their property is safe for visitors, they must be held accountable. If you have been injured by a dog bite, slip-and-fall accident, swimming pool accident or any other accident on another’s property, contact premises liability lawyer Philip DeBerard today.
Our firm focuses exclusively on representing victims of serious accidents and injuries caused by the negligence of others, including premises liability injuries. Philip DeBerard was one of the first lawyers in Florida to be board-certified as a civil trial lawyer. He takes pride in leading a hard-working legal team that provides caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
To learn more, call us today toll-free at 1-800-299-8878 or use our online contact form. We can evaluate your premises liability case free of charge and explain your options. We will not charge any fees or costs unless we secure compensation for you.