Premises Liability FAQ | Here’s What You Need to Know

People are frequently harmed because of unsafe property conditions. If you’re one of them, you should continue reading and contact our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about premises liability claims in Florida and how we can help you win the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if I have a strong premises liability claim?

For anyone to have a valid premises liability claim, they must prove they were injured under very specific circumstances. Injured persons must prove the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions, neglected to take action to fix them, and that they were injured and sustained damages as a direct result of the property owner’s negligence.

Do I need an attorney to win a premises liability claim?

Yes, you do. Before bringing any sort of lawsuit against a negligent party, it’s paramount you hire an experienced attorney. Our firm can collect evidence, speak with insurance companies, and pursue an overall effective strategy in an effort to win you the compensation you need to heal.

Do I need to file an injury claim within a certain period of time?

Yes. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, in most cases, four years. However, depending on where or how you were injured, you may have even less time to bring a Notice of Claim. Our Jacksonville slip and fall accident attorneys are here to help you today.

Can I sue a property owner if I was injured as a trespasser?

Typically, injured trespassers do not have valid grounds to bring premises liability claims. Additionally, if someone is hurt on someone else’s property because they were intoxicated or intended to commit a felony on the property, they likely also won’t have a valid claim. However, if a property owner showed “gross negligence” or committed intentional misconduct that resulted in the injury of a trespasser, the trespasser may have a valid claim. For example, if the trespasser can prove the property owner knew of a dangerous property condition, such as a vicious guard dog, saw the trespasser approach, and failed to warn the trespasser in some way, the trespasser may have valid grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

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.