As a Ft. Lauderdale premises liability attorney serving Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach counties, I am often asked what types of accidents constitute premises liability claims in south Florida. Although slip and fall accidents are among the most common types, many other accidents fall under the category of premises liability. If you have been injured in one of the following types of accidents, you may be able to file a Florida premises liability claim for compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses:
- accidents in shopping malls, stores, or other public places
- drowning or swimming pool accidents and select boating accidents
- accidents in a parking building or elevator, on a sidewalk, or in a restaurant
- other accidents occurring on commercial, residential, or industrial property
- dog bite accidents
- and slip and fall accidents.
This is not a comprehensive list, and many types of premises liability cases exist. In fact, not all premises liability cases involve accidents or physical injury: if you’ve suffered harm or property damage as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim for damages.In Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade County premises liability cases, it is essential to prove that some form of negligence caused the accident, harm, injury, or property damage.Since businesses and property owners are required to maintain safe conditions, any kind of property defects or safety hazards are considered negligence and typically constitute legal claims. When property owners fail to maintain safe facilities or grounds, they are held liable for resulting injuries or harm.
If you have been hurt in a Broward, Dade, or Palm Beach County premises liability accident, feel free to contact us for free resources and answers to questions regarding your unique case.