Everything You Should Know About Premises Liability Claims

Feb 4, 2021 - Personal Injury

When most of us hear the word “accident,” we imagine auto crashes. However, accidents can occur anyplace, anywhere, and if you were recently injured on another person’s property due to no fault of your own, you may qualify for financial compensation in a premises liability claim. Read on and reach out to our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about these claims and how we can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

For someone to have a valid premises liability claim, they will have to prove that the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that they were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, and at times, determining the liable party can be complicated, which is why you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney for assistance. 

What should I do if I am hurt on someone else’s property?

If you are injured on someone else’s property, it is critical that you do everything in your power to document each aspect of the incident (as long as you are physically capable of doing so). Try to take the following steps:

  1. Call the police and notify the property owner of the accident. 
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information so they can verify your claim at a later date. 
  3. Take pictures of the dangerous property conditions that caused your accident. 
  4. Receive medical attention, even if you do not immediately feel injured, as certain injuries take a couple of days to set in. 
  5. Obtain all medical documentation and bills associated with your injury. 
  6. Speak with an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney.

What damages are recoverable in a premises liability claim?

When someone is injured in an accident, they may recover two primary types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with monetary damages incurred as a result of an accident, such as the cost of surgeries, overnight stays at hospitals, lost wages, in-home care, rehabilitation, and more. On the other hand, non-economic damages deal with very real, yet intangible damages incurred as a result of an accident, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more. 

How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in Florida?

In most cases, you will have to file your premises liability claim within four years of the date of your accident, in accordance with Florida’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than four years may result in you losing your right to hold the liable party accountable. Give us a call today so we can get started. 

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Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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