If you or someone you love was injured while legally on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. A Leesburg premises liability lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you pursue damages for your:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Healthcare expenses
- Impaired quality of life
Per Florida laws, you must file a lawsuit for your case no more than two years from the date of the accident. You may forfeit your right to compensation if you miss this deadline.
How a Leesburg Premises Liability Lawyer will Fight for You
After you are injured while on someone else’s property, you may be struggling with high medical bills, all while being unable to work for a living to pay them off. At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we understand how hard this situation can be, and we want to help.
Since 1979, we have been representing injured victims of negligence. Here is how we will fight for you if you choose us to represent you:
We Can Investigate Your Accident
We will investigate the cause of your accident, uncovering evidence that testifies to exactly what happened and why it happened. Then, we can identify the liable party.
Once we have determined the liable parties, we will build a case on your behalf to pursue compensation for your injuries.
We Can Negotiate on Your Behalf
Insurance companies will often try to pay you less than the amount you deserve. They may offer you an unfair settlement or attempt to deny your claim entirely. We can make sure we negotiate for a fair settlement that would address both your current losses and any future losses that may occur due to your injuries. Let us take on this task so that you can put your time and energy into recovering with your loved ones.
We Can Advocate for You
An insurance company might refuse to settle for the amount you are owed. In that case, your lawyer will not hesitate to bring your case before a judge or jury. We will argue for your rights and take your suit to trial if needed.
We Can Handle Your Case on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
The cost of legal representation does not need to be among your financial concerns when you work with us. We can start working on your case for free because we offer help on a contingency-fee-basis.
You do not pay us anything for our help unless your case results in compensation.
Proving Liability in a Premises Liability Case
In order to be successful in pursuing compensation for you and your loved ones, we will need to show that the following criteria apply in your case:
- You were owed a duty of care to be safe on the property.
- The property owner failed to meet this duty, allowing for a dangerous condition to persist.
- Your accident was caused by this dangerous condition.
- You suffered injuries as a result of your accident.
Duty of Care in Premises Liability Cases
In order to pursue compensation, you will need to show that the property owner owed you a duty of care—that you would expect a reasonable degree of safety while on their property.
According to Florida Statutes §768.075, trespassers are not owed this duty of care. Your lawyer can present evidence to show that you were on the property legally, and therefore were owed this duty.
Negligence in Premises Liability Cases
If you were on the property legally, the owner could be held liable for their negligence if defective conditions on their property led to your accident. Some defective conditions that can serve as a basis for proving negligence in a premises liability case are as follows:
- Wet and slick surfaces
- Uneven surfaces
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Overgrown foliage
- Unrestrained animals
The property owner may be held liable for the accidents caused by these dangerous conditions if they knew about them and failed to address them in a reasonable time or if they should have known about them.
Even if the property owner claims that they did not know, your lawyer can gather evidence to prove otherwise.
Common Types of Premises Liability Accidents
There are a variety of accidents that can be caused by dangerous conditions on a property, but here are some of the more common ones:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Crimes made possible because of inadequate security
- Falling objects accidents
- Exposed wire accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
Common Injuries in Premises Liability Cases
These accidents can result in many serious injuries. You may be able to recover compensation for the following injuries after you get hurt on someone else’s property.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken hips and other fractures
- Contusions and lacerations
- Internal injuries
- Injuries to the extremities
These injuries can impact you physically, financially, emotionally, and mentally. We will make sure to consider your various losses when estimating fair compensation.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today
Let Bogin, Munns & Munns represent your interests as you pursue compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries. Discover how a Leesburg premises liability lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started working on your case. Call now at (352) 728-3773.