Naples Premises Liability Attorney
Suffered an Injury on Public or Private Property in Naples, FL?
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano, we are dedicated to helping clients with their premises liability claims.
Our Naples premises liability lawyers can help you gather evidence, assess liability, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you get back on your feet.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners and occupiers responsible for injuries or accidents that occur on their property due to negligence or unsafe conditions. In these cases, the injured party, known as the plaintiff, claims that the property owner or occupier failed to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe manner, which led to their injuries. Premises liability cases can occur in various settings, such as residential, commercial, or public properties, and they encompass a wide range of situations.
Common types of premises liability cases include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents: These are among the most common premises liability cases. They involve injuries caused by slipping or tripping on a wet or slippery surface, uneven flooring, loose carpets, or other hazardous conditions.
- Trip and Fall Accidents: Similar to slip and fall accidents, these occur when someone trips over an object, uneven pavement, or an obstruction on the property.
- Inadequate Maintenance: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises properly. Inadequate maintenance cases arise when injuries occur due to poorly maintained structures, such as broken handrails, stairs, or walkways.
- Negligent Security: Property owners may be held liable if a visitor or tenant is harmed because of inadequate security measures, such as inadequate lighting, malfunctioning locks, or lack of security personnel.
- Dog Bites: When a property owner's dog attacks and injures someone, the owner may be held responsible for the victim's injuries, especially if the owner is aware of the dog's aggressive tendencies.
- Swimming Pool Accidents: Property owners with swimming pools must take steps to prevent accidents and drownings, such as installing proper fencing, signage, and safety measures. Injuries related to swimming pools can result in premises liability claims.
- Elevator and Escalator Accidents: Injuries that occur on elevators or escalators due to mechanical failures, lack of maintenance, or improper operation can lead to premises liability claims.
- Fires and Burns: Property owners may be held liable for injuries caused by fires or burns if they failed to maintain fire safety equipment or if the property lacked proper fire exits and alarms.
- Falling Objects: When objects, such as merchandise or equipment, fall and injure individuals due to improper storage or maintenance, the property owner may be held responsible.
- Toxic Substances and Hazardous Materials: Exposure to toxic substances or hazardous materials on a property can lead to serious health issues. Property owners may be liable if they fail to warn about or remediate these dangers.
To succeed in a premises liability case, the plaintiff typically needs to prove that the property owner or occupier owed a duty of care, breached that duty through negligence or misconduct, and that this breach directly caused their injuries.
What to Do After a Premises Liability Accident
If you've been injured in a premises liability accident, it's crucial to take the following steps to protect your rights:
- Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the top priority. Get medical treatment for your injuries, even if they seem minor at first.
- Report the Incident: Inform the property owner or manager about the accident and ask for a written incident report.
- Document the Scene: Take photos of the hazardous conditions and any visible injuries. Collect contact information from witnesses if possible.
- Preserve Evidence: Do not discard any clothing or footwear involved in the accident. Keep them as potential evidence.
- Contact an Attorney: Reach out to a skilled Naples premises liability lawyer at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano to discuss your case.
How We Can Help
Our team has a wealth of experience handling complex premises liability cases. We have successfully represented numerous clients in Naples and throughout Florida, securing favorable outcomes and fair compensation for their injuries.
We believe in providing personalized attention to every client. Our Naples premises liability lawyers take the time to understand your unique circumstances, listen to your concerns, and tailor our legal strategy to meet your specific needs.
No Fees Until We WinWe offer Free Consultations, and work on Contingency Fees for Personal Injury cases. This means we ask for nothing from you until your injury case is concluded.
Prioritizing Your Experience
As a member of our community, we want to put your needs first, far ahead of the bottom line. We treat our clients like people, and never just like cases.
In Practice Since 1982We at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano have been in practice for 40 years, which means you can count on our skill, experience, and community value to help you through your case.
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