Recover Compensation for Premises Liability Claims

When an accident or injury occurs on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held accountable for damages. Klausman Law has extensive experience in representing clients who have suffered injuries due to slip and fall accidents and assaults resulting from negligent security. Premises liability claims are based on the theory of negligence. Victims are entitled to compensation when residential, commercial, or public property owners fail to provide adequate measures to ensure their safety.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Frequent causes of slip and fall accidents are wet floors, poorly lit stairways, unsafe ladders, clutter, and potholes in parking lots or sidewalks. Injuries from a slip and fall accident can be severe and change the course of a victim’s future. These accidents are the most common cause of brain injuries and fractures. Other injuries include sprained ankles, wrists, knee damage, spinal damage, lacerations, and contusions. With proper care and attention to potential hazards, a property owner or lessee can prevent the majority of slip and fall accidents.

Negligent Security Injuries

When a person is attacked due to inadequate security at a residential or commercial property, the victim may be entitled to compensation from the property owner. When an attacker is criminally prosecuted for the attack, it does not relinquish a victim’s right to claim damages in a civil lawsuit against the property owner. In addition to significant physical injuries, an assault can cause severe and long-term emotional and psychological trauma.
Adequate security measures depend on numerous factors, including the type of establishment, the business hours, the rate of past criminal activity, and whatever is deemed reasonable and foreseeable under the circumstances. Some of the precautions used to keep guests and visitors safe include proper lighting, security cameras, adequate locks, security guards, and fences.

Elements of a Premises Liability Lawsuit

There are four elements to prove a premises liability claim in a court of law. These are:

  • The defendant controls the property as the owner, the lessee, or the person occupying the property. They were aware of an unsafe or defective condition at the time of an accident.
  • The defendant failed to exercise reasonable care to ensure the property was safe for guests, visitors, and customers.
  • The plaintiff sustained injuries from a foreseeable hazard, which resulted from the defendant’s negligence.
  • The plaintiff has evidence of damages directly related to the incident.

Klausman Law offers Sound Advice and Advocacy

Our attorneys are experienced in premises liability claims for slip and fall accidents and negligent security claims. For more than three decades, we have won million-dollar settlements and awards for our clients to facilitate healing from their injuries. Settlements and awards can include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Klausman Law, we thoroughly analyze and assess your damages. We calculate your injuries’ actual value to help ensure you receive adequate compensation for your current and future expenses.
We communicate your options clearly so that you understand the long-term ramifications of your decisions. Having worked on countless premises liability cases, we are adept at dealing with insurance companies. Our attorneys know how to persuade insurance companies to offer a favorable deal, or we can bring them to litigation in pursuit of damages.
Premises liability cases involve complicated legal issues. We are dedicated to finding a solution to your legal problems. For questions or concerns about a premise’s liability, contact Klausman Law. Our caring and compassionate legal team is available 24 hours a day to speak with you.

Do not bear the cost of another’s negligence. Call us at 407-917-1718 to schedule a free consultation at our Winter Park, Florida, office. We represent clients throughout Central Florida for all types of personal injury matters.