What Makes a Premises Liability Claim Valid in Florida?

If you were injured on another’s property, you may have a valid premises liability claim. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to one of our experienced Panama City slip & fall accident attorneys.

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

In order for an individual to have a viable premises liability claim, they will have to demonstrate that the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions, failed to take action to repair them and that they were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, and in many cases, determining the liable party can be difficult. That is why it is in your best interest to have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side to help you navigate through each step of this process.

What steps should I take if I was hurt on another’s property?

In the event that you are injured on another’s property, you may be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries. In order to recover these damages, you will need to provide as much evidence of the accident as possible. After your injury, you should try to take the following steps:

  1. Contact the police and inform the property owner of the accident.
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information so they can verify your claim at a later date.
  3. Take photos and videos of the dangerous property conditions that caused your accident.
  4. Seek medical attention, even if you do not instantly feel hurt, as certain injuries take a couple of days to set in.
  5. Acquire all medical documentation and bills associated with your injury.
  6. Retain the services of one of our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys.

Can I recover damages after a premises liability accident?

There are two primary types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages that an individual can recover after a premises liability accident. Economic damages deal with monetary damages incurred as a result of an accident, like the cost of surgeries, overnight stays at hospitals, lost wages, in-home care, rehabilitation, and more. On the other hand, non-economic damages deal with very real, yet immaterial damages incurred as a result of an accident, like the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Here at Manuel & Thompson, P.A., we understand the potentially devastating effect that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why we are dedicated to helping all those who’ve been injured due to no fault of their own. Our firm also proudly handles insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.

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