Orlando Premise Liability Attorneys
Owners of property in Orlando and surrounding areas have a number of duties and responsibilities. What’s more, in many cases, property owners can be held liable for accidents that happen on their properties. If you have been injured on the property of another, it is important that you contact an experienced premises liability attorney to learn more about the liability of property owners in Florida.
Duties & Liabilities of Property Owners
Property owners have a number of very specific duties. For example, if the property owner is renting out part of the property to another person, the owner is tasked with ensuring that the property meets legal requirements, such as having a working smoke alarm installed, giving the renter a statement of rent paid, and maintaining the structure of the building.
But renting to another party or not, all property owners have a duty to ensure that their properties are kept in a reasonably safe condition. If an unsafe or hazardous condition is detected, the property owner has a legal obligation to repair the defect in a reasonable amount of time, and to provide warning of the defect to those who enter the property in the meantime.
If an accident occurs on a property because of a defect that the property owner knew (or should have known) about, and yet failed to correct in a reasonable amount of time, the owner may be held liable for injuries and other damages.
Common Premises Liability Cases
Again, property owners can be held liable for a number of different accident types that occur on their properties. Some of the most common premises liability cases include, but are not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Accidents involving poorly lit areas, such as hallways or stairwells;
- Injuries from exposure to toxins, i.e. mold, asbestos; and
- Inadequate security cases.
Holding a Property Owner Liable for Your Injuries
If you are injured on the property of another party, you may have a case against that party for damages. You will need to prove the elements listed above: that a hazardous condition existed on the property, that the property owner knew or should have known of the condition, and that the property owner failed to correct the hazard in a reasonable amount of time, resulting in an act of negligence. Proving the reasonable about of time is often the most complicated aspect of a premises liability claim, and requires the knowledge of an experienced Orlando premises liability attorney.
Contact Our Lawyers Today for Legal Services You Can Count On
Knowing your rights after being injured on someone else’s property can be confusing. At the law firm of Moses & Rooth, our Orlando premises liability attorneys will build your case to help you prove landlord liability and recover the compensation that you’re entitled to. If you have questions about the damages that you may be able to recover, the process of filing a claim, or how to prove landlord negligence, contact us today. A consultation with our team is always free!