Premises liability refers to the law surrounding injuries or death that are the result of negligent ownership, maintenance or control of property.
The kinds of cases that fall into this category are varied and can include slip and falls inside a store; slip and falls on public property; and the dangerous conditions of property at a private residence or public building, among others.
At Weinstein & Cohen, we have handled many different types of these cases and leverage that experience on behalf of our clients to handle a case appropriately so that you may obtain the damages and compensation you are entitled to under the law. Just because an accident occurred on someone else’s property, does not mean that the case will be automatically won.
The law in Florida is quite clear on what an injured party must prove in order to successful in obtaining fair compensation and it’s important to have experienced representation to ensure those requirements are satisfied and proven effectively.
Below are several examples of the types of premise liability cases that Weinstein & Cohen have handled.
- A man was nearly blinded by a soda bottle when it unexpectedly exploded into his eye. A lawsuit was filed against the soda manufacturer and bottler for negligent design. Investigation revealed numerous prior similar incidents without any effort to correct the flawed bottle design.
- A man was seriously injured while painting roof when a paint roller touched an electric line causing severe electrical burns. A claim was brought asserting the lines were too close to the building.
- A woman suffered serious injuries after falling through the open doors of a sidewalk storage vault.
- A Naples, Florida woman fell in a store after slipping on standing water, which resulted in a fractured wrist and surgery to repair the damages.
These are only limited examples as there are many different types of premises liability cases. It is very important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after an injury to determine if there is a viable case and in order for the necessary investigations to take place.