Slip and Fall
Slip and fall cases, injuries caused by structural design flaws in a building, inadequate security at a public place, environmental hazards, and improperly designed roads and traffic patterns all fall into the general category of premises liability. This is the theory that when you go to a place, you have a reasonable expectation of safety in that location. If that reasonable expectation is betrayed and you are injured, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries.
Some cases are fairly straightforward. Someone drops a bottle of juice on the floor at the grocery store and it breaks - although management is notified, the floor is not cleaned up and you come along and slip on the juice. Other situations involve the same level of liability but are not as obvious. An apartment complex has had a number of break-ins where young women have been raped - however, the management of the complex refuses to put in or beef up security, and yet another young woman is raped. Any of these types of situations, where the actual physical surroundings or conditions are at least partially to blame for the injuries sustained, can result in premises liability claims against the owners, operators, or management companies of the properties in question.
At Halberg & Fogg PLLC, our attorneys have dealt with many premises liability cases. From unsafe buildings and unsafe conditions to inadequate or negligent security, we have seen almost every type of premises liability case possible and know how to establish liability in these cases. We know which experts can testify to various defects to show how your injuries were caused by the building or surroundings. We are skilled in finding admissions on behalf of owners or management companies to determine that the defect was known and was ignored. And we know how to value the extent of our client's injuries so that we can be sure to get an appropriate amount of damages for you.
From our office in West Palm Beach, we handle premises liability cases all over the state of Florida. And we don't charge you anything unless and until you recover money damages.
If you have suffered injuries from unsafe conditions or inadequate security at a building or home, contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Let us show you how our dedicated, skillful attorneys can assist you with your case.