Each year, many people become seriously injured when they are on someone else’s property. When these injuries occur as result of the owner’s failure to keep the premises maintained and safe, the victim may be due compensation. Premises liability is the legal term attached to this type of occurrence and result from a number of factors including:
- Improperly secured products of shelving
- Defective escalators and elevators
- Dog bites
- Inadequate lighting
- Wet floors
- Cracked sidewalks
Slip-and-Fall Accident Claims
Slip-and-fall accidents fall under the category of premises liability law and can occur anywhere including stores, swimming pools, construction sites, and even sidewalks and parking lots.
Slip-and-fall accidents may be due to things such as negligent maintenance, broken steps, or construction defects. Injuries that result from slip-and-fall accidents include back and neck injuries, broken bones, and internal damage.
If a property owner doesn’t provide adequate security, people can get injured as a result of being a victim of crimes such as robbery, assault, rape and even murder. Security shortcomings include:
- Malfunctioning surveillance systems
- Improper lighting
- Broken locks
- Security guard negligence
Injuries due to inadequate security can occur in a number of settings such as parking lots, malls, sporting event venues, amusement parks, swimming pools, apartment complexes, and even schools.
Your rights as a victim
As a victim of an accident on someone else’s property you may have to take time off from your job. You might also be physically impacted for the rest of your life.
It’s important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. These monetary damages can cover medical costs, lost income, as well as pain and suffering. In the case of the injuries resulting in death, surviving family members can file lawsuits. Compensation in this situation can include monies for funeral costs, medical bills, and loss of companionship.
Contact the Law Office of Collin Cherry, P.L. in Tallahassee
If you have been injured and believe the injuries are due to the negligence of the property owner, it is imperative to seek legal counsel to determine what your course of action should be. Collin Cherry, P.L. specializes in premises liability law and will help you understand the law.
Mr. Cherry’s employs an aggressive approach and relentlessly investigates your case to determine if and how the owner’s negligence caused your accident. He will expertly represent you and ensure you receive the compensations that you deserve.
Call today for a free consultation at 850-224-1100.