Premises liability outlines that if a visitor sustains an injury on a property, the property owner is liable if they did not take reasonable safety precautions. If you have been hurt in the Flagler Beach, FL, area due to another party's negligence, the attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can fight on your behalf. W. M. Chanfrau, Sr., William Chanfrau, Jr., and Kelly Chanfrau have deep ties to the community. For decades, our attorneys have been dedicated to obtaining full compensation for injured victims. To schedule a free case review, call (386) 258-7313 or contact the firm online.
Understanding Premises Liability in Florida
Premises liability cases in Florida are largely shaped by the injured party’s status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. A property owner must exercise the highest duty of care to invitees. Proving you were invited to the property can make the difference between receiving the full compensation you are due, or none at all. This distinction and other critical issues mean that your best chance of securing full compensation is with an attorney well-versed in this area.
Our firm has a proven track record winning settlements and verdicts in premises liability cases.
Private vs. Public Properties
You may be wondering what types of property are eligible for a premises liability claim. The short answer is that a claim can be made against both private and public property. Private property owners of local seaside shops, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, other places of business, and private homes may all be held liable for your injury. Similarly, places of public gathering, like our community’s walkways, piers, and parks, may be subject to premises liability laws.
Examples of Premises Liability
Premises liability encompasses virtually any situation where a person is hurt on another party’s property, such as a dog attack. Some other common premises liability claims involve:
Given Flagler Beach’s humid climate, buildings in our region are susceptible to toxic mold. This mold, especially black mold, can trigger serious health problems and even result in death.
If you are assaulted on a private property, you may have rights to a premises liability claim if it can be shown that the landlord did not provide adequate security. This is particularly true in areas with a history of criminal activity.
Slip and Falls
The basis for slip and fall, or trip and fall, claims may include anything that contributed to a fall that could have been avoided with basic safety measures. Insufficient lighting, uneven flooring, wet walking surfaces, inadequate railings, or debris in a walkway could all result in serious injury.
Begin a Full Recovery
Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been winning settlements and verdicts for local residents involved in premises liability disputes for over 40 years. We are committed to aggressively representing clients in order to secure nothing less than full and fair compensation. If you are a loved one has been injured, our lawyers can review your case for free and advise you of your next steps. Call us today at (386) 258-7313, or make your appointment online.