According to Florida state law, business owners, lessees, public property owners and residential property owners are responsible for maintaining their land and establishments in a reasonably safe condition to prevent accidents with injuries. Bodily harm or wrongful deaths caused by an alleged property owner’s negligence holds them liable for damages. In some cases, there are punitive awards if the property owner acted in a truly egregious fashion.
Slip and fall cases are the most commonly filed premises liability claims for residential or commercial properties; however, there are various reasons for filing these actions. Examples include injuries incurred by victims due to maintenance issues or defects in swimming pools, construction sites, elevators, escalators, and amusement parks. Water leaks, toxic substances, clutter, low lighting, loose handrails or stairs, and inadequate security are other frequent causes of premises liability claims.
Our law firm aggressively defends against premises liability claims, representing nationwide insurance carriers and self-insured entities. We accept referrals for all complex litigation defense claims in State and Federal, as well as Courts of Appeal. Every case is prepared thoroughly and meticulously as if it will go to trial. We are proven trial attorneys and have the depth of experience to navigate claims through the litigation process to minimize our clients’ future exposure to claims.
Buchanan & Buchanan, P.A., is an insurance defense litigation law firm. We take pride in tailoring our efforts to the particular needs of our clients. We are AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. We understand the insurance industry’s practices and are current on Florida State and Federal case law.
Contact Buchanan & Buchanan, P.A. at our Ocala, Florida office to learn more about our firm’s services. If you face a premises liability lawsuit, we can explain your rights and propose the best options for a favorable outcome.