If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property, whether public or private, you may qualify to file a premises liability action. This means you can hold the property owner accountable and pursue compensation for your injuries and related damages. So, if you have bills for medical treatment, lost some income, and endured significant pain because of your injuries, you may have options to recover those damages.
Our law firm near Winter Haven, Florida can help. A Winter Haven premises liability lawyer from our team can represent you and hold the appropriate party or parties accountable for your damages. We offer the first consultation for free when you call and can explain what legal options are available to you after reviewing your case.
You Can Pursue Compensation if You Get Hurt on Someone Else’s Premises
Because premises liability cases fall under personal injury law, people who were injured on private or public property can pursue financial compensation for their damages. One of our lawyers could build a case on how the property owner’s or manager’s negligence caused your injuries, holding them liable for your damages.
Although many premises liability cases are simple (though preventable) accidents, in the case that a crime occurred, you may be able to hold the property owner accountable if your attorney can prove the crime was “foreseeable,” as explained by the Florida Bar Journal.
Although every case is different, some compensatory damages are fairly common. You may be able to claim:
Economic damages cover all financial forms of losses, including debt. These damages have a tangible monetary value that can be proven with receipts, invoices, bank statements, and other financial documents. Some examples include:
- Loss of income, including benefits (e.g., paid time off or health insurance)
- Costs for medical treatment, including rehabilitation care
- Reduced earning potential
- Property damage costs, such as repair costs for your vehicle
Non-economic damages cover all non-financial losses. These damages can exist as physical, mental, and emotional injuries, such as:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish (including depression, anxiety, and insomnia)
- Psychological trauma that developed into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Physical disfigurement, including amputation, burns, and scarring
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment in former hobbies and activities, such as playing sports
Evidence for these types of damages can vary from expert witness testimony to photographs and videos that prove how your pre-injury lifestyle used to be.
Our legal team can draft your demand letter, which lists what types of damages you claim, and estimate a value we can strive for when pursuing compensation.
Wrongful Death Cases
If you lost a loved one in an accident on someone else’s property, you may qualify for a wrongful death action to pursue compensation on their behalf. Certain surviving family members may serve as the decedent’s representative, such as a spouse or child, and seek compensation for damages such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium
We extend our deepest sympathies for having to go through this difficult time. Our legal team can manage your case for you so that you have time and space to grieve with your family in peace.
For a free legal consultation with a premises liability lawyer serving Winter Haven, call 863-250-5050
A Winter Haven Premises Liability Lawyer Can Build Your Case in Florida
A premises liability attorney from our office near Winter Haven can manage your case from start to finish, handling legal tasks like:
- Private investigation: We can review your accident’s police report and conduct a separate investigation from law enforcement to see if there is any additional information not mentioned, and collect evidence to support your claims.
- Communication: We can respond to messages, phone calls, and other contact attempts on your behalf. Our attorneys know what should (and shouldn’t) be said while your case is ongoing, and can avoid jeopardizing your case in any way. We can speak with insurance adjusters, legal attorneys, police officers, and court officials on your behalf and update you with any developments.
- Administration: Our legal team can prepare, draft, and fill out the legal paperwork for your case and organize hearing dates on your behalf.
- Legal representation: Our attorneys can advocate for your legal interests, both in and out of the courtroom. They can negotiate a settlement or present your case in front of a judge and jury to petition for your compensation award. Additionally, your Winter Haven premises liability lawyer can provide solid legal counsel on all decisions and stay true to how you want to navigate your case.
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Florida Sets a Legal Deadline for All Premises Liability Cases in the State
Plaintiffs who want to submit their premises liability cases to a civil court in Florida must do so within the statute of limitations, as written in Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(e). Per this statute, plaintiffs have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for their injuries. However, if the plaintiff is filing a wrongful death action, the statutory deadline shifts to two years from the victim’s death.
Our legal team can confirm your case’s filing deadline upon review and take appropriate action so that your case remains legitimate in court.
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Ask Dave for Help with Your Premises Liability Case in Winter Haven, Florida
If you or a loved one was injured on someone else’s Winter Haven property, you may have grounds to take legal action against the property owner or manager. A premises liability lawyer from Dismuke Law can review your case and pursue compensation on your behalf. Our legal team handles premises liability cases in Florida and can manage your case from our office near Winter Haven.
Ask Dave today by contacting our office and scheduling your free case evaluation. We can listen to your story, determine whether you have grounds for a case, and develop a plan to move forward. Call today.
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