Premises Liability: Know Your Rights

When you step into someone else’s property, whether it’s a private residence, a shop, or a public park, you have the right to expect a certain level of safety. In fact, property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises free from dangerous conditions that could cause harm.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent maintenance of property or inadequate safety measures, you may have a premises liability claim. Contact The Ferraro Law Firm to schedule your free legal consultation to learn more. You pay nothing unless we win.

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What Are the Types of Premises Liability Claims?

Premises liability holds property owners liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. These laws vary by state, but generally require property owners to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their premises. If they fail to do so, and someone is injured as a result, the owner of the property can be held legally responsible.

Some Types of Premises Liability Cases Include:
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: The most common type of premises liability claim, where an individual slips or trips and falls due to a hazardous condition on the property.
  • Inadequate Building Security Leading to Injury or Assault: When poor security measures allow for assaults or other harm to guests.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: Including drownings or injuries from improperly secured pools.
  • Dog Bites: In cases where a pet owner fails to control their animal on the premises.
  • Carbon Monoxide, Toxic Fumes or Chemicals: Exposure to hazardous substances due to improper storage, handling, or ventilation.
  • Airbnb & Short-Term Vacation Rentals: Injuries sustained at a short-term rental like Airbnb or VRBO because the property owner did not actively do their best to protect their guest or reasonable security measures to prevent possible assaults, robberies, theft, or property damage by a third party.

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In a devastating incident at a martini bar in Doral, Florida, a dispute escalated into a violent shooting that left two people dead and seven others injured, including a police officer. The shooter, a patron of the bar, initiated the gunfire after an altercation, tragically killing a security guard who intervened and wounding six bystanders.
The Ferraro Law Firm is representing victims and their families affected by this heartbreaking event. Our firm stands with the community in seeking justice and accountability for the loss and harm caused by this act of violence. We are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal support and standing with Southern Florida.

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Who May Be Responsible in Premises Liability Cases?

Various parties can be responsible in a premises liability case, and it requires a thorough investigation of the accident, circumstances, and property ownership. Those that could be at fault include:

  • Property Owners: If they neglect the necessary maintenance and safety measures needed to keep their property safe.
  • Landlords: Responsible for tenant safety in residential properties, landlords must ensure common areas and rental properties are free of hazards.
  • Homeowners Associations: If a Homeowners Association fails to maintain the common elements in a reasonably safe condition, it can be held liable.
  • Business Operators: If a business fails to keep its premises safe for customers, it may be held accountable for any injuries that result.
  • Security Companies: Companies that are hired to provide security services can be liable.
  • Maintenance Companies: Companies that are hired to perform maintenance or repairs can also be held liable.


What Types of Damages Can Be Compensated for a Premises
Liability Injury?

Getting injured on someone’s property can be life-altering, leading to unforeseen expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and long-term disability. Common injuries can include slips and falls, head trauma, spinal injuries and wrongful death.

If you were injured because of someone else’s neglect, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on various factors, including the severity and type of the injury and additional relevant criteria.

Injured? Contact Our Florida Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

Determining liability for injuries in a premises liability case requires the experienced assistance of a skilled lawyer. At The Ferraro Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping you secure a stable future. With our legal support, you can expect dedication to your case and communication throughout the process.

We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us any fees unless we recover compensation for you. Our commitment is to your success and wellbeing as we navigate through the legal complexities together.

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