Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Accidents
Premises liability accidents happen when a person is injured by a dangerous or defective condition on someone else’s property. Business owners are required to keep the premises safe and secure for the public.
The personal injury attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell represent victims who are injured as a result of dangerous conditions in stores, businesses, and on public and private property throughout Northwest Florida, including Crestview, Fort Walton, Destin, Niceville, DeFuniak Springs, Navarre, Freeport, and the entire Emerald Coast.
The Burden of Proof in Premises Liability Cases
A “dangerous condition” means a condition on the property that creates an unreasonable risk of harm. The burden of proof in premises liability cases is on the injured victim. The victim must prove there was a dangerous condition on the property which the property owner either knew of (or should have known of) and failed to correct, and it must be a condition that a reasonable person would not have anticipated. This is often a difficult issue to prove, and most victims aren’t aware that just because they were injured on someone else’s property it doesn’t mean the property owner is automatically responsible. Many insurance companies attempt to shift the blame for the accident on the victim.
It is vitally important for victims of premises liability accidents to report the accident to the property owner or manager as soon as possible after the accident, so that the dangerous condition can be documented and any photos or surveillance video of the accident can be preserved.
Types of Cases Our Florida Attorneys Have Handled
At Powell, Powell & Powell, we have successfully handled many types of premises liability cases, such as victims who slip and fall due to spilled liquid or objects on floors, store customers who are struck by merchandise falling from shelves, people who fall due to faulty or poorly maintained stairs and sidewalks, victims who trip over objects or obstructions on the floor, children who are injured on trampolines, and numerous other types of cases involving a hazardous or dangerous condition.
Contact Powell, Powell & Powell’s Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property in Crestview, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Navarre, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, or anywhere in Northwest Florida, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to fight for you. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell for a free consultation.
Our fees in a premises liability case are a percentage of the recovery we obtain through either trial or settlement. We also advance all costs of preparing the case for trial. We do not charge any fees or costs unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you.
Our law firm is a family business which was founded on the principle of providing high-quality, responsive and personalized legal services. We remain committed to this core principle and we work together as a team to ensure that our clients receive the individualized legal representation for which our firm is known.
Contact the premises liability attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell for a free consultation.