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Winter Park Premises Liability Attorney

Property owners can be held liable for trip and falls, dog bites, swimming pool accidents, assault due to negligent security, and all other types of injuries that happen on their premises as a result of their negligence. Winning a premises liability claim such as a slip and fall requires that you were injured because of the tripping hazard, and that the owner had knowledge of the hazard and failed to mitigate it. There is no easy personal injury claim win when it comes to premises accidents. As such, your best chance at success lies in the hands of a knowledgeable Winter Park premises liability attorney. Here at The Hornsby Law Group, we take pride in our ability to win fair and substantial compensation for our clients, no matter the degree of their injury or how it happened.

Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle

  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Fires
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Swimming pool drownings and accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Attractive nuisance claims
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Inadequate maintenance causing other injuries, such as a roof caving in
  • And more

Knowledge of the Hazard

In order for a property owner to be held liable for a plaintiff’s injuries, the property owner had to have knowledge of the hazard and a reasonable amount of time to mitigate or resolve the hazard. There are two types of knowledge that apply in this situation:

  • Actual Knowledge—The property owner had real knowledge of the hazard because they saw or knew about the hazard themselves, or an employee or manager knew about it.
  • Constructive Knowledge—Constructive knowledge is knowledge a property owner is legally presumed to have, meaning they should have known about the hazard if they had a reasonable level of care/diligence.

Once it is established that the property owner had real or constructive knowledge of the hazard, it must then be proved that they had a reasonable amount of time to deal with the hazard. This depends on the scenario, but in most cases it is not a very long time, because at the very least a property or business owner could close off that section of the premises, place warnings signs or tape, or otherwise inform invitees and licensees about the hazard.

What Will a Premises Liability Claim Do For Me?

As the victim of a trip and fall or other premises accident, a premises liability claim can be used to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Damages include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of joy of life

Call a Winter Park Premises Liability Attorney Today

Whether the property owner was a business owner, municipality, or private citizen, you have the right to demand fair compensation for your injuries. If the other party refuses to cooperate, the next step is to file a lawsuit. We are prepared to do what it takes to win your claim and seek justice for your damages. Call the Winter Park premises liability attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.