Have you been injured while on someone else’s property in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach Counties? Have you been in a public place, such as a restaurant, and been injured or become ill? If so you may have a premises liability claim against the owner of the property. In Florida, owners of property have a duty to act “reasonably” in protecting the people present on their property. The degree of care that a property owner must legally use to protect the visitors on their property depends on the legal classification of the visitor. The law requires a property owner to use a lesser degree of care toward a trespasser than is required toward someone with permission to come onto the owner’s property. In some situations, the property owner is required to inspect the property for dangers that could cause injury and warn the visitors of the dangers or simply make them safe for those on the property. In Florida, the owner could be liable for transitory items that injure a visitor as well. An example of this is a shopper at a store, who spills their drink and you later slip and fall on the wet floor caused by the shopper’s spilt drink.
If you have been injured while on someone else’s property you my be entitled to damages in the form of medical bills, lost pay from your job, emotional distress, and other compensatory damages. Even punitive damages may be awarded in circumstances where the property owner acted intentionally or was grossly negligent. It is important to hire experienced representation like the team of attorneys at Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Accident and Injury Attorneys of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC because many of these cases are fact-specific; meaning, each case is different and you need an attorney who will investigate the individual facts of your case.
At Berman & Tsombanakis LLC, we have obtained real results for our clients who have been the victim of negligence by a property owner. One such victory was when our client sought our counsel after being stabbed at a nightclub. The client paid a $20 cover charge to enter the club where an unknown person inside of the club stabbed him as part of a melee that he was not involved in. Instead of providing medical services or calling 911, the bouncers at the club then threw the client out of the club and refused to help him or let him back inside of the building. He had to drive himself to the hospital to received medical attention. The attorneys at Berman & Tsombanakis LLC obtained a judgment in favor of the client in the amount of $125,000.
If you or someone you know have been injured on someone else’s property it is important that you get the effective assistance you need. The attorneys at Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Car Accident and Personal Injury Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC will fight to get your lost income and medical bills paid and well as money for your pain and suffering. Contact the Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC at (954) 728-8885 or (954) 764-6099. Or visit the website for more information at www.southfloridaaccidents.com.