Panama City Premises Liability Lawyers
What Is Premises Liability?
Florida law requires property owners to keep their premises safe and hazard-free. When an owner fails to adequately maintain his or her property and somebody is injured or killed as a result, the victim may be entitled to compensation. This set of rules is also called premises liability.
Our Panama City premises liability attorneys offertel:(850) 795-4979 assistance to Florida residents who were injured on another person’s property. Our lawyers can help prove the negligence of the property owner and seek to secure compensation for the pain you have endured.
Determining Your Role
The compensation a property owner is obligated to provide depends on if the injured guest is a/an:
- Invitee: Someone who was invited to the premises to conduct business, such as a customer at a store. In these situations, the owner is required to provide the highest level of care, regularly inspecting their property and warning of hazards. The owner can even be held liable for hazards of which he or she was unaware.
- Licensee: Someone invited to the premises for social purposes, such as a visit from family or friends. In this relationship, the property owner is required to fix any hazards he or she is aware of, but cannot be held liable for dangers they did not know about.
- Trespasser: Someone who was not invited and should not have been on the premises. In this case, the property owner’s responsibility is far less than with either of the others.
Common Types of Premise Liability Cases
Our Panama City premises liability lawyers have experience handling claims concerning:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Slip and falls
- Elevator or escalator accident
- Assault due to lack of security or negligence
- Property maintenance issues, like poor lighting or uneven sidewalks
- Dog-bite injuries
- Chemical or fume exposure
Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
In order to successfully pursue a premises liability claim, it is crucial to prove that the property owner or occupier was negligent in maintaining their premises. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to others. Our Panama City premises liability lawyers have extensive experience in proving negligence and helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve.
When establishing negligence in a premises liability case, the following elements must be proven:
- Duty of care: We will demonstrate that the property owner or occupier had a legal duty to ensure the safety of visitors on their premises.
- Breach of duty: We will show that the property owner or occupier failed to meet their duty of care by not taking reasonable steps to prevent hazards or warn visitors of potential dangers.
- Causation: We will establish that the property owner's breach of duty directly caused the accident or injury.
- Damages: We will provide evidence of the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our premises liability attorneys have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in proving negligence. We will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, consult with experts if necessary, and build a strong legal strategy to support your claim.
By choosing Syfrett, Dykes & Furr as your legal representation, you can trust that you will have the experienced counsel you need to navigate the premises liability legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
The Experienced Counsel You Need
Our premises liability attorney in Panama City can collect evidence proving the property owner is liable for your injury, estimate the cost of damages incurred, and assist in negotiating a settlement.
If court proceedings are necessary, we will fight to secure the compensation you deserve. At Syfrett, Dykes & Furr, we pride ourselves on providing personal one-on-one service. Know that we will take the time to work closely on your case and to help secure your future.