Whenever a property owner allows or invites other people to visit the property, the owner has an obligation to ensure the area is safe for those visitors.
Should this not occur, leading to you suffering a preventable injury on the property, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain, and suffering, and even lost wages from time missed at work.
As a Kissimmee premises liability lawyer, we understand just how devastating the injuries in this type of situation can be, leaving you with a number of worrisome problems. Contact a team member from Bogin, Munns & Munns at
Understanding How Premises Liability Works
According to Florida Statutes § 768.0755, the victim in a premises liability case must show that the property owner had knowledge of the dangerous situation and could have done something to fix it before the victim’s injury occurred.
There are four other elements that you and your attorney will need to show to build a compelling personal injury claim.
Duty of Care
As the first step, you or your lawyer needs to show that the property owner or manager of the property owed visitors a duty of care. This means the property owner should have removed hazards and fixed problems.
This is often the most straightforward aspect of a premises liability claim.
Breach of Duty
You then need to show that the property owner failed to act within his or her duty of care by failing to fix a problem on the property, and this negligence led to your injury. For instance, this may involve not removing debris on a sidewalk or failing to fix a broken railing.
You can use photographs of the scene and interviews with witnesses to show that this carelessness occurred.
Direct Cause of Your Injuries
Next, you need to show that the breach of duty led directly to your injuries. Some insurance companies may try to argue that you had injuries before you arrived on the property and that the problems on the property did not make the injuries worse.
Reports from your doctor can help with proving that the issue on the property caused your injuries, such as by showing that your injuries are consistent with the trip and fall that you suffered on the property.
Finally, you need to show that you suffered some sort of loss as a result of your injuries. This can involve things like medical bills from treating your injuries, prescription drug costs, lost wages because you could not work, or pain and suffering due to emotional trauma.
Guarding Your Right to Seek Compensation
You and your Kissimmee premises liability lawyer can use interviews with witnesses, police reports, and records from doctors to help show that you deserve compensation for your injuries.
We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, giving you more time to focus on healing. When seeking to determine a fair settlement amount to request, we will look closely at the situation you are facing going forward, taking into account if you are unable to work in the same capacity as you did before the injury.
If you are unable to enjoy life in the same way you did before the accident, we can use that information in your personal injury lawsuit also, helping you pursue the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call to speak with a team member from Bogin, Munns & Munns at
To consult with an experienced premises liability lawyer serving Kissimmee, call 855-686-6752
Gathering Evidence for Your Case
If you suffered some sort of injury on another person’s property and you want to seek compensation for your losses, you will need to show that the property owner was responsible for your injuries. A lawyer can help you build this evidence for your case. If you were able to take any photos of the accident site or photos of your injuries, you can share this with your lawyer. If there was any available video of the accident, such as video from security cameras, your lawyer can request and review this information as well.
It is important to build a compelling case for the property owner’s responsibility, as a property owner may try to argue that you were in some way responsible for your injuries. For example, they may try to claim that you were not wearing appropriate footwear or that you fell in a location designated for employees.
Your lawyer will gather evidence to show that the property owner failed to provide you with safe conditions, working to represent your side of the case to the insurance company.
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We Are Ready to Help with Your Case
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we understand how frustrating it can be to suffer an injury because of the negligence of another person. You may not have done anything wrong, yet you may be facing the possibility of several weeks of hospitalization or rehabilitation, along with mounting medical bills.
We take pride in defending the rights of victims in personal injury cases. Our team will work tirelessly to help you seek the fairest possible settlement.
Keeping Your Case on Track
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, victims in personal injury cases have up to four years to begin the process of filing a lawsuit. You do not have to settle in four years, but you have to start the process.
When you work with a Kissimmee premises liability lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns, you can be certain that we will keep your case on track, meeting all deadlines required to help you seek the fairest possible settlement. For a free review of your case, call to speak with a team member at