Most people in South Florida visit commercial property each day. It could be a trip to the grocery store, dining at a restaurant or attending a sporting event. Commercial property is defined as real estate leased or owned by an individual or business entity for the purpose of operating a business. Those who own commercial property are obligated to clean and maintain their property regularly to ensure the safety of visitors and prevent any dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, many businesses of neglecting their property. The results can be disastrous. A slip and fall on a cracked sidewalk or a flimsy staircase can cause serious injury that can result in medical bills and treatment. But what are the most common premises liability claims in South Florida? Below is a brief explanation of these unique types of personal injury cases.
The Consequences of Premises Liability
Premises liability doesn’t just have devastating consequences for accident victims, it can also damage the reputation of a negligent business. Florida premises liability laws allow those injured due to the negligence of commercial property owners to recover compensation to account for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
Below are the most common premises liability cases in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents may be funny when watching a movie or TV show. However, suffering a broken hip or a fractured skull is no laughing matter. They can happen anywhere. You may have slipped on a wet floor or tripped on a cracked sidewalk. But there are also many other types of slip and falls, including uneven stairs and poor lighting
If you visit any shopping mall in South Florida, there is a good chance there is an escalator. Although escalator injuries are not quite as common as slip and fall, they can be just as dangerous. Most escalator accidents are caused due to faulty installation or poor maintenance. Both are grounds for accident victims to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
Some of the most devastating types of premises liability cases in South Florida involve the exposure to toxic chemicals. It can happen for a variety of reasons. A poorly maintained hotel swimming pool could expose the visitor to excessive amounts of chlorine. Poor air conditioning systems and mold in buildings can result in a variety of breathing and respiratory issues. Unfortunately, these cases can happen anywhere, including hospitals, apartment buildings or construction sites.
Have You Suffered Injuries or an Illness Due to Negligence of a Property Owner? Cooper City Premises Liability Attorney Bradley S. Hartman Can Help
Accidents never announce when they are going to happen. But when a person is injured by the negligence of a commercial property owner, they are entitled to seek compensation to account for their medical bills, damages, and lost wages. For more than 30 years, Cooper City personal injury attorney Bradley S. Hartman has successfully represented countless victims of premises liability. Over the years, he and his legal staff have utilized an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help protect the rights of accident victims. It is part of his commitment to always place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman, P.A. and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.