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Compensation for serious injuries in premises liability cases

On Behalf of | Mar 2, 2023 | Serious property injuries

Premises liability is an area of law that holds property owners responsible for accidents on their property. This includes ensuring that potential hazards, such as wet floors or uneven surfaces, are promptly identified and addressed.

According to Florida law, there is a four-year statute of limitations for filing a premises liability lawsuit. Those who suffer a serious injury should not delay seeking damages. See below for the types of payments a victim can recover and how to establish negligence.

Areas of compensation

Suppose someone slips and falls on a property and suffers a severe injury, such as a traumatic brain injury. In that case, the property owner may be liable for the victim’s damages. The property owner might owe compensation to victims for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses associated with the injury.

Establishing negligence

To establish liability in a slip and fall case, the victim must prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining their property. The owner demonstrates negligence if they fail to act appropriately to correct a hazard they knew or should have known about.

For example, if a store employee mops the floor but fails to give a warning sign and a customer falls and suffers a severe head injury, the store owner may be liable for the customer’s injuries.

If someone suffers a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury due to a slip and fall on someone else’s property, they may be able to recover damages from the property owner under Florida’s premises liability laws. Victims who suffer serious injuries such as spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injuries have a legal right to pursue compensation from the property owner.