Premises Liability FAQs
After an accident occurring on someone else’s property, it is important to have answers to your basic questions. Property owners have a responsibility to warn any visitors of potential hazards and do what they can to ensure accidents do not happen. However, even if you do get in an accident, insurance companies can be tough to deal with, and you may not always get the settlement you deserve.
At The Briggs Law Firm in Ocala, our attorneys’ goals are to provide our clients with outstanding service and seek the best results possible for you and your case. We work to give our clients honest and personal communication at all times so they know where their case stands. Below is a premise liability slip-and-fall FAQ with some answers.
Q: How do I know if I have a slip-and-fall case?
A: In order to have a premises liability case in Florida, the injured party must prove that the injury was due to the property owner’s negligence.
Q: How do you prove negligence in a slip and fall?
A: You have to either prove that the property owner knew about the problem or should have known, they failed to fix it or warn people about it, or you were injured due to a dangerous condition.
Q: What are the common premises liability accidents?
A: The most common accidents are slip and falls, accidents caused due to poor building quality or poor lighting, elevator accidents, swimming pool accidents and animal bites.
Q: If I fall on public property can I sue?
A: Yes, you can sue the agency responsible for upkeep of the property.
Q: How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
A: In Florida you have four years to file a lawsuit. We recommend talking to a lawyer as soon as you can after the injury.
Q: Do I need to hire a lawyer?
A: We recommend hiring a lawyer for all personal injury cases. Hiring a lawyer gives you the best chance to maximize your compensation.
Q: Should I take an offer from the insurance company right away?
A: A lot of insurance companies will offer you as small of an offer as possible, especially if you do not have a lawyer. It is best to hire a lawyer as soon as possible.
Have Additional Questions? Call One Of Our Florida Lawyers Today.
If you have been involved in an accident, call our office in Ocala today at 352-671-4600 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online. We are willing to travel to your home or hospital to help.