Experienced Premises Liability Lawyer Representing Clients in Orlando
What is premises liability? Public and private property owners in the Orlando area have a legal obligation to maintain their properties in a way that minimizes potential hazards and the risk of injury. If they do not, they are legally accountable for any harm caused. If you have been injured by the carelessness of a property owner, under Florida’s premises liability law you are entitled to compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering through a premises responsibility lawsuit, but you should first discuss your legal rights and options with experienced Orlando premises liability attorney Robert J. Horst. He represents injury victims in a range of premises liability claims that may include but are not limited to:
- Trip-and-fall injuries, slip and falls, and falls on stairwells
- Injuries sustained due to building code violations
- Injuries sustained due to falling objects, collapsed decks or structures, or any other hazardous condition
- Injuries sustained due to negligent security at concerts, games, or other settings
- Swimming pool accidents, burn injuries, and other injuries sustained due to dangerous property conditions
Premises liability attorneys like Robert J. Horst can assist people who have sustained injuries as a result of a property owner’s negligence. If a property owner is responsible for you or your family member’s injuries, contact Robert J. Horst in Orlando, Florida. Don’t waste any time–contact The Horst Law Firm in Orange County, Florida today.
HOW CAN ATTORNEYS PROVE THE PROPERTY OWNER WAS NEGLIGENT IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASES?
If you injure yourself on someone’s property, the property owner is not automatically held liable for your injuries. You will still need to prove the property owner is responsible by showing he was negligent in maintaining safe conditions on his property. To do so, you must show one of the following:
- The property owner and/or one of his employees was responsible for the unsafe condition that caused your injury. For example, if the property owner spilled water on the floor and created a safety hazard, he would be liable for your injuries.
- The property owner and/or his employees knew the unsafe condition existed on the property, but did not take any steps towards fixing the issue. Using the same example, if a property owner saw the puddle of water but did not put up caution signs or ask someone to clean the area, he may be held liable for your injuries.
- The property owner and/or his employees did not have any knowledge about the unsafe condition, but they should have because a “reasonable” property owner would have been aware of it.
LAWYERS CAN PROVE YOU WERE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION WHILE ON THE PROPERTY
Why were you on the property at the time of the accident? The answer to this question will affect the outcome of your premises liability case. The law classifies visitors as business invitees, licensees, or trespassers. Business invitees are people who visit a property for business reasons, for example, if you are a customer shopping at a grocery store or a customer at an amusement park, you fall into this category. Property owners are expected to maintain safe conditions and provide business invitees with warnings about any known dangers on the property. They are also required to frequently inspect the property to look for dangers that could harm business invitees.
Licensees are social guests such as family members or friends who are visiting. Property owners must maintain safe conditions and warn licensees of known dangers. Trespassers are those who do not have permission to be on the property. Owners do not have many legal obligations when it comes to protecting trespassers from harm while they are on the property.
AN ATTORNEY CAN FIGHT ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN WHO WERE INJURED ON SOMEONE’S PROPERTY
Property owners have to protect children from harm on their property even if the child is a trespasser. Because of the “attractive nuisance doctrine,” property owners have to use extra caution and protect children from anything on their property that may appeal to kids, such as a swimming pool or playground. For example, owners should have a fence around their pool to protect children from drowning or injuring themselves.
OUR LAW FIRM IS COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU IN YOUR PREMISES LIABILITY CASE
Attorney Robert J. Horst is passionately dedicated to helping those injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. He knows that you face serious physical, financial, and emotional challenges as a result of being seriously injured. Slip-and-fall attorney Robert J. Horst can hold the insurance companies accountable and fight for justice on your behalf. He prepares each premises liability claim for a possible trial, so if negotiations fail, he will explain what happened to a jury of your peers. Robert J. Horst will determine why an accident happened, determine the precise extent of your injuries, determine the property owner’s liability, and aggressively advocate for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THE HELP OF ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN ORLANDO
When you need an experienced lawyer to help you resolve complex legal issues regarding Florida’s responsibility laws, you’ll want an Orlando personal injury attorney who also provides sound advice tailored to your specific problems and goals. Attorney Robert J. Horst represents personal injury victims who are seeking justice in the Orlando area, Winter Park, Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and throughout central Florida. He has experience with cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, bicycle accidents, brain injuries, bus accidents, boating accidents, truck accidents, product liability, premises liability, defective products, dog bites, and slip and fall accidents. Contact Robert J. Horst by phone at (407) 601-3999, or complete the online intake form here on our website to schedule a free consultation. If you have been injured by a property owner’s negligence in the greater Orlando area, please don’t wait to call our offices to schedule your free case evaluation.