With the holiday season in full swing, many residents in Florida and elsewhere are likely planning on celebrating this time of year by vising friends and family, attending holiday events and celebrations and frequently visiting public places to shop. While it is common to enter the property of others throughout the year, this time of year is likely a time where it occurs more frequently. And with each event or shopping trip, individuals should be aware of their rights if they suffer an injury at the property of another’s.
Whether it is a slip-and-fall due to a split liquid, a trip on a rug that is not properly secured, a fall on the stairs due to a broken step or railing or an injury caused by a falling object, it is possible for an injured party to hold a property owner liable for the harms caused by an accident on their property.
At The Briggs Law Firm, our skilled attorneys have the experience necessary to help our clients in the Ocala area navigate a premises liability action. Because property owners are required to maintain a hazard-free environment, when they fail to uphold this duty, they could be held legally responsible for the harms resulting from breaching this duty.
Our law firm can help substantiate this liability by proving the elements of this action. Our attorneys will illustrate that the duty existed, the duty was breached, injuries resulted and there was a causal relationship between the breach of duty and injuries suffered.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s premises liability web page. Whether one is a patron, visitor or guest, a property owner owes the duty to those entering their property, ensuring it is safe. Suffering harm because this duty is not upheld could result in significant physical and financial damages. Thus, it is important for individuals to understand their rights when it comes to seeking compensation through a premises liability action.