Sarasota Premises Liability Lawyer
No matter where we go, we tend to assume that we will be safe to some degree. We don’t have to worry about getting hurt by walking through the grocery store or eating at a restaurant. However, that is not always the case. Many people suffer slips and falls. They get assaulted or raped. Some may get bitten by dogs.
These are called premises liability cases. If you have been injured on someone else’s property — whether it be at a friend’s house, at a store, in a restaurant, or in the workplace — you can file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your injuries.
However, it’s important to note that if you were injured on someone else’s property, that does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. Also, if in fact the property was in an unsafe condition, that does mean that the property owner was negligent. As a victim, you will have to prove that the property owner knew or should have known that the premises were in an unsafe condition and did not take proper steps to fix the situation.
However, insurance companies will often try to deny your claim. They may claim that the victim was responsible for the accident or say that their injuries are not very serious. That’s why you need an aggressive attorney on your side. That’s where The Cahall Law Firm PLLC comes in. We can build a strong case based on the facts and evidence. Contact our Sarasota premises liability lawyer today to learn more.
Types of Visitors
There are three types of visitors that might come onto your property:
- Invitees include customers and social guests. An invitee must be given the highest level of care. The property must be kept in a safe condition at all times. If a danger is present, the owner must warn the invitee. The owner has a duty to regularly inspect the premises.
- A licensee is someone who is allowed to be on the property, but they are only benefiting themselves. This may include a salesperson at a residence or someone who comes into a store only to get change and not buy anything. The property owner still has a duty to warn invitees of any issues by posting signs.
- Trespassers are those who go onto the property without permission. They are still entitled to some degree of reasonable protection. For example, you should keep the property reasonably safe and post “no trespassing” signs. Also, you should never create a dangerous or harmful condition on the property, such as a booby trap.
Contact The Cahall Law Firm PLLC Today
Property and business owners have a duty to maintain their premises. When they fail to do so, a person can get injured and file a claim against them.
The Cahall Law Firm PLLC can assess your case and help you understand the next steps. Call our Sarasota premises liability lawyer at (941) 281-2019 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation. Call Cahall and get justice.