In Florida, premises liability cases can be complicated due to the state's unique laws and legal proceedings. Depending on the specifics of the case, many different entities may be responsible for paying for a premises liability case and its associated costs.
Generally, property owners are held liable for any individuals injured while they are on their property, and they will therefore typically be required to pay the compensation necessary to cover an individual's medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses related to the incident.
In instances where the property owner or business is not responsible for the injury or there is a third-party involved, it is important to consult with an experienced premises liability attorney who can provide guidance regarding possible alternative sources of funds.
When Is a Property Owner Liable for Injuries?
It's important to know when a property owner might potentially be liable for an injury that occurs on their property. Generally speaking, a property owner can be liable if they knew or should have known of the danger and did not take appropriate steps to fix the condition or warn people of the potential hazard.
Additionally, in some cases, victims may be able to bring a successful claim against a property owner if they exercise reasonable care while on the premises but become injured because of an unreasonably dangerous situation outside of their control.
When Is a Renter Liable for Injuries?
Renters in homes and businesses are legally responsible for any injuries that may happen on their property. This applies when the person or company is renting from someone else. In order to be considered liable for an injury, the wrongdoing must have been caused due to the renter's negligence or intentional act.
Things like not regularly maintaining the property and creating hazardous conditions can lead to legal action against the renter if someone is hurt on their land. Additionally, renters may also be held liable if they fail to warn visitors or guests of any potential risks associated with visiting the property. In any case, it is important for renters to ensure their properties are safe and secure in order to protect against liability claims.
At Zimmerman & Frachtman, P.A., we help people understand their rights to hold property owners and renters accountable for injuries they sustain. Our Florida premises liability lawyers are here for you.