Seek a Premises Liability Attorney for Property-Related Injuries
Property owners have the obligation to maintain a safe atmosphere for authorized visitors. When they fail to do so, serious injuries can result.
Hiring a premises liability attorney can help ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover from your injuries, whether from the insurance company or from the negligent party.
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Premises liability law holds property owners responsible for making reasonable efforts to keep their premises free from safety hazards. Insufficient lighting on stairs, uneven floors, or debris on walkways can lead to slip and fall accidents, which can result in severe and sometimes fatal injuries.
As many as 800,000 Americans are attacked by a dog each year, and many of these victims are children. A vicious dog can quickly inflict catastrophic injury or even death, especially on a small child. Like many states, Florida imposes "strict liability" on dog owners if their animal bites someone.
With our humid weather, Florida residences and businesses are very susceptible to developing a mold problem. Growing unnoticed inside walls and under floors, mold can sometimes be a health hazard. Black mold is especially toxic, and can cause severe illness and even death.
The popularity of Palm Coast invariably means that a substantial number of individuals are at risk of becoming injured on someone else's property. Whether your accident occurred at a restaurant, shop, or private residence, our attorneys will fight to ensure responsible parties are held accountable.
Flagler Beach Pier and other local attractions bring huge numbers of tourists to the coast each year. Residents and visitors alike can be hurt on unsafe properties due to trip and falls, assault, and more. We can determine whether a premises liability suit can help you recover compensation.
Popular state parks and other local attractions draw countless visitors to Bunnell each year. The mild climate and active lifestyles of our residents also place people at risk of becoming injured on another party's property. Our attorneys can hold negligent parties accountable and help you heal.
Lawful Obligations of Business Owners and Security Companies
Commercial property owners have an obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for the public. If improper security resulted in the violation of your safety, we can help you file a negligent security lawsuit. The skilled team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will work to ensure you receive proper compensation.
Negligent Security and Associated Risks
When shopping, visiting a public or private property, or renting a property from another party, individuals should not have to be concerned about their personal safety. In some cases, bright lights, security cameras, and security guards can be necessary to adequately secure a property. Premises liability law states that customers, visitors, and apartment building residents have a right to expect the premises to be safe. Any failure to do so can be considered professional negligence. If an assault or other violent act occurs on a commercial property as the result of negligent security, the property owner, security company, or both may be liable. This is particularly true when there is a known risk factor involved, such as a high crime rate in the area, a history of crime on the property, or specific threats against the property.
Holding Contractors and Other Parties Responsible for Toxic Mold
Toxic mold can significantly impact a family’s health and well-being. If you or a loved one has suffered from toxic mold because of negligence on the part of another party, the legal team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you file a toxic mold lawsuit. Our attorneys will work to hold the appropriate parties responsible and help to secure the compensation you deserve.
The Causes of Toxic Mold
Florida residences and businesses are particularly susceptible to developing toxic mold problems due to the high level of humidity in the region. Additionally, mold growth can also be caused by leaking pipes, previous flooding, or a leaking roof. Mold often grows unnoticed inside walls and under floors, and if left unchecked and untreated, it can become a significant health hazard. In severe cases, mold toxins can cause illness and even death.
Because of the danger that toxic mold poses, homes should be constructed to withstand and resist the development of mold. Whenever possible, materials that are non-porous should be used during construction, and all plumbing should be up-to-date and functioning properly. Furthermore, roofs and walls should be water resistant to help prevent molding. If mold is present in your home, you should take immediate action to have it removed. Toxic mold can greatly affect the respiratory system, and it is particularly dangerous to small children.
Establishing Liability and Filing a Claim
If you or your family has suffered property damage or health complications because of toxic mold, we can help you file a toxic mold lawsuit. In such cases, recovering compensation will require proof that another party's negligence resulted in the development of the mold. Typically, premises liability cases involving toxic mold include claims against:
Contractors and Developers
Contractors and developers are required to ensure that their projects are up to code and free of mold. If a contractor or developer takes shortcuts, fails to install or build something to code, or is negligent in some other manner, we can hold them responsible when these shortcomings result in toxic mold development.
Suppliers and Manufacturers
Designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of building materials must ensure that those materials are safe for use. If it can be shown that a material was defective in some way, and this led to the development of mold, a product liability claim can be brought against them.
Structures in Florida must be designed with mold resistance in mind. Since humidity in Florida is relatively high, the risk of mold development is significant. If the design of a structure played a role in the development of mold, we can hold the architect liable.
How You Can be Compensated
If you or someone you love was injured or victimized on a commercial property, we will work to establish evidence that your injury resulted from another party's negligence. This can be accomplished by showing that there were inadequate safety measures in place. If it can be proven that a property owner or security company acted negligently, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Medical Bills: You may be eligible to receive compensation for past, present, and future medical bills relating to your injury.
- Loss of Wages: If you are forced to miss work due to an injury, it may be possible to receive compensation for past, present, and future loss of wages.
- Pain and Suffering: If you suffered a traumatic injury or someone in your family was injured or killed, it may be possible to recover damages for the emotional pain and suffering this caused you.
- Loss of Quality of Life: If a permanent injury resulting from the incident causes irreparable damage to your quality of life, you may be eligible for monetary compensation.
Furthermore, if it can be proven that the parties responsible acted with gross negligence, it may also be possible to pursue punitive damages. Punitive damages are fees leveraged against the negligent party for the purpose of punishment. No matter the circumstances of your negligent security lawsuit, we will do everything possible to maximize your claim.
Chanfrau & Chanfrau
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Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been serving Floridians in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas since 1976. With three attorneys and two locations, we can help you after an accident or injury. We are proud of our many achievements, including inclusion in:
- America's Top 100 Attorneys
- The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 List
- Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite
For more information about our legal services, contact our firm online or call (386) 258-7313 today.