Pursuing Justice for Victims of Premises Liability
Premises liability is a civil action that arises against a property owner, tenant, or manager due to hazardous conditions causing harm or wrongful death. An owner, tenant, or other entity controlling a property has a duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition to prevent foreseeable accidents. Under Florida law, properties must be regularly inspected and repaired to prevent dangerous conditions, or guests should be given adequate warning.
Premises liability accidents can occur anywhere. They frequently happen at residential homes, schools, hotels, parking lots, government buildings, theme parks, public swimming pools, apartment buildings, and other venues. Common reasons for accidents are inadequate lighting, lack of maintenance, poor security, and defective products.
Let Us Be Your Voice
If you have sustained injuries or a loved one has died from an accident on someone else’s property, it is wise to speak with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. Since 1996, Mapp & Parker, P.A. has advocated for victims of accidents harmed by the negligent or malicious acts of others. Whether the incident occurred on a public sidewalk, a commercial business, or a residential home, our law firm has the resources to achieve justice and compensation.
The Plaintiff Must Prove These Four Elements:
- A property owner, tenant, or manager owed the victim a duty of care
- A property owner, tenant, or manager breached the duty of care
- The breach caused harm or wrongful death to the victim
- The victim or the surviving family suffered damages
Types of Compensation Awarded
Compensation for victims may include medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and pain and suffering. In cases of wrongful death, the surviving family may be entitled to additional compensation for the funeral, burial, loss of companionship, loss of inheritance, and more. Punitive damages may be awarded in cases of malicious intent or egregious acts if the liable party willfully and consciously disregards the safety of others. Additional factors that affect the amount of compensation include the severity of the injuries and emotional trauma the victim endures. Victims may recover compensation even if they are partially at fault for the accident.
Common Injuries and Wrongful Death Cases:
- Slip, Trip, or Fall Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents and Drowning
- Assaults due to Negligent Security
- Dog Bites
- Broken Sidewalks
- Elevator & Escalator Accidents
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Defective Stairs or Handrails
- Debris or Slippery Floors
- Fire Safety and Building Code Violations
How Can Mapp & Parker, P.A. Help?
Attorney Charles Parker and Attorney Charles Anthony Parker thoroughly investigate each accident claim to determine the liable parties. We gather information from the victim, photographs or video surveillance, police reports, medical reports, and witnesses. As most homeowners and commercial properties carry liability insurance, we file a claim and negotiate a settlement. If adequate compensation is not reached, we are prepared to present the case to a judge and jury at trial.
Justice is Within Your Reach
Contact Mapp & Parker, P.A. at (407) 894-1285 at our Orlando, Florida office. We are available for a Free Consultation to discuss your options. At Mapp & Parker, P.A., we care about you and your family. We understand how your injuries and losses have affected your life. When you have been wronged, we are here to help make it right.