After you or someone you love is injured while on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
A Saint Cloud premises liability lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you pursue compensation through a premises liability claim or lawsuit. You can explore your legal options for free when you call us today.
How Your Saint Cloud Premises Liability Lawyer will Fight for You
Your lawyer will investigate your accident, negotiate on your behalf, and advocate for your rights in order to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Your Lawyer will Investigate Your Accident
Your lawyer will investigate the circumstances of your accident. They will uncover evidence to prove what happened and who is responsible.
In premises liability cases, the property owner may be found liable for your injuries if they allowed a defective condition to persist on their property.
Evidence of those conditions, their knowledge of those conditions, or the fact that they should have known about those conditions may all be useful in your pursuit of compensation.
We Can Negotiate with Insurance Companies
Armed with evidence, your lawyer will then negotiate with the property owner’s insurance company to get you the money you are owed. Insurance companies may try to pay you less than you deserve since they want to keep their costs low.
Your lawyer works for you, not for the insurance company, so they will not settle for less than they believe you are owed.
We Can Advocate for Your Rights
Finally, if the insurance company refuses to pay you the money you are owed, then your lawyer will advocate for your rights in a courtroom. They will present the evidence to a judge or jury and let them decide.
Sometimes, insurance companies want to settle once a trial has begun. Other times, the case will go through to a verdict. Either way, your Bogin, Munns & Munns attorney will be by your side every step of the way, advising you of your options and protecting your rights.
Proving Negligence on the Part of the Property Owner
In order to show that the property owner is liable for your injuries, we can demonstrate that you were owed a duty of care and that your accident and injuries were caused by a violation of this duty.
Proving You Were Owed a Duty of Care
If you were on their property legally, then you are owed something called a duty of care. This is the property owner’s duty to keep their land reasonably safe and to remedy defective or dangerous conditions in a reasonably timely manner once they arise.
Under Florida Statutes §768.075, trespassers are not owed this duty. A lawyer with our firm can use evidence from their investigation to prove that you were not a trespasser and that you were owed a duty of care.
Proving a Dangerous Environment Existed
If the property owner allowed a dangerous condition to persist on their property, then they may be liable for any accident and injuries that result. Some dangerous conditions that can serve as a basis for proving negligence are as follows:
- Wet and slick surfaces
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate security
- Dangerous animals
- And other types of Inadequate maintenance
These conditions can cause a variety of accidents, such as the following:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Crimes made possible by inadequate security
- And many others
Proving Damages in Premises Liability Cases
Finally, your lawyer will need to show that this accident resulted in losses. Your lawyer can present evidence such as medical records and witness testimony to show that you were injured by this accident and that your injuries caused you to suffer a variety of economic and non-economic losses.
These economic and non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for your financial and intangible losses such as your past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering.
Statute of Limitations in Premises Liability Cases
Your time to file a lawsuit is limited, so call us today to get started pursuing compensation for your injuries.
According to state law, the statute of limitations on bringing a premises liability lawsuit is generally two years from the time of your accident. Some exceptions to this rule may apply depending on the specifics of your case.
It is possible your time is actually longer or shorter. Your Saint Cloud premises liability lawyer from our firm will be able to give you a better idea of your timeline once they evaluate your case.
Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today to Get Started
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we have been serving injured victims in central Florida since 1979. We are committed to treating every client and every case with the integrity, respect, and personal attention they deserve.
Let us get started protecting your rights and fighting for what you are owed. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (407) 556-3994 to learn more about how one of our Saint Cloud premises liability lawyers will help you.