Understanding Premises Liability and How an Attorney Can Help
Injuries which fall under the scope of premises liability can happen anytime, anywhere. W. M. Chanfrau, Sr., William Chanfrau, Jr., and Kelly Chanfrau have extensive experience helping victims who have been hurt at private homes, businesses, and other public places. With over 30 years of experience serving Bunnell, FL, the family-owned firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau takes pride in helping victims come to satisfactory resolutions for personal injury matters. Our clients are our neighbors and friends, so we are passionate about providing excellent services to the local community. To schedule a case evaluation, call (386) 258-7313 or message the firm online.
What Is Premises Liability?
The law of premises liability applies to property owners, and generally holds that when an owner fails to maintain a safe environment for guests, the owner is liable for any injury caused while on the premises. A fall on an uneven or poorly maintained walkway, for example, can cause a broken hip or fracture, and can also result in bruising, cuts, and lacerations. The law of premises liability provides a legal basis for a victim to seek compensation, and a personal injury lawyer can help by showing how the legal standard of care was not met and connecting the breach of care to the injury. Common types of premises liability cases include:
- Dog bites
- Slip and falls (also known as trip and falls)
- Exposure to harmful or toxic chemicals
- Negligent security
Every case has a different set of facts, and this requires paying special attention to the circumstances of the case and providing individualized attention. Our team of legal professionals works with victims on a one-on-one basis to obtain the maximum recovery for injuries.
A premises liability attorney can establish responsibility for injuries and fight for full and fair compensation.
Effects on Our Community
Tourists and residents in the community are both at risk of becoming injured due to negligent actions. However, in Bunnell and surrounding areas, there are many popular attractions that draw in visitors each year, such as:
- Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
- Joanne B. King Park
- Waterfront Park
- Flagler Beachfront Winery
- Flagler Beach Pier
- Marineland Dolphin Adventure
- Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
- Fort Matanzas National Monument
- Faver-Dykes State Park
- Cherokee Grove
- North Peninsula State Park
Many of these attractions are state or federal parks and recreation areas. When an injury happens on property maintained by a governmental agency, it further complicates legal considerations. It takes specialized knowledge and legal know-how to handle a premises liability case with these facts. The team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau is equipped to provide answers to your questions in these circumstances and provide effective representation.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Personal injury attorneys are skilled at showing a duty of care existed in a certain situation, and that duty was breached. When an injury occurs, sufficient evidence is required to connect the dots between the damage suffered and the breach of duty. Having a competent attorney on your side when presenting this evidence is beneficial because it allows you to focus on recovery while your attorney focuses on your case.
Our clients are our neighbors and friends, so we are passionate about providing excellent services to the local community.
A dedicated attorney at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will make sure your case is filed on time so important deadlines are not missed, and that important pieces of evidence are not overlooked. We pursue damages for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with the incident.
Contact Us to Get Started
You deserve to focus on healing while your attorney investigates the case and develops effective legal strategies designed to maximize recovery. To schedule a case evaluation today, call us at (386) 258-7313 or contact us online.