Miami Premises Liability Attorneys
When you suffer an accident and injury on another person’s property, your life can be irrevocably altered. You might be experiencing excruciating pain, dealing with medical expenses, and missing work or school, all while attempting to get back on your feet. Although you have the right to be compensated, the last thing you need is the stress of a legal battle in a premises liability claim against the property owners. Hiring an expert premises liability lawyer to represent you in court is your greatest chance to get the outcome you desire.
Time Limit on Premises Liability Claims
People put off taking legal action after they are hurt in a slip and fall or other accident for one of three reasons in our experience: they underestimate the severity of their injuries at first, they think it will be time and cost consuming, or they don’t understand their rights.
The statute of limitations for filing a slip and fall, premises liability, or negligent security claim in Florida is four years from the date of the incident. If you miss this deadline, you will be prohibited from bringing legal action in most circumstances.
Waiting until the last minute to act on a premises liability case is one of the most common blunders. The sooner you gather evidence and begin to pursue a case against the property owner, the higher your chances of winning. Start by contacting an expert premises liability attorney!
How Can a Premises Liability Lawyer Help?
A seasoned legal representative has the understanding and skill to file the appropriate claim, gather evidence, and make a convincing argument against the property owners or defending party. Any premises liability claim generally necessitates the assistance of one or more premises liability attorneys. It’s crucial to hire legal representation who understands the ins and outs of premises liability cases and the legislation or rules that affect them. At Kaire & Heffernan, our Miami premises liability attorneys can help you in the following ways:
They Make Sure You Receive Maximum Compensation
If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, your lawyer will evaluate who may be liable for damages according to Florida premises liability law. In many personal injury cases, property insurance might cover any financial compensation.
A premises liability lawyer can determine which insurance policies apply to your situation and make a claim with the insurance carrier that covers the negligent property owner. The lawyer will also aim to determine if there is a third party liable for your personal injury (like a tenant).
They Can Estimate the Overall Value of Your Claim
The worth of your claim is mostly determined by the kinds and amount of damages you incurred, such as:
- Past and future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Mental distress
A premises liability lawyer can provide you with a more accurate assessment of the worth of your claim once they’ve studied the facts and circumstances of your premises liability lawsuit.
Every business owner has an obligation to provide a safe environment – or premises – for its customers. Whether it is a department store, a hotel, or an amusement park, there are laws and regulations that businesses must follow to ensure safety. Yet some companies choose to ignore safety standards, either to save money or out of pure negligence. When you or a loved one are hurt due to this negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries. You need a skilled premises liability attorney to help you go after the responsible party.
At Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, we have helped numerous clients pursue successful premises liability cases against businesses that were negligent. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Common Premises Liability Cases
Businesses like parking garages and apartment complexes have an obligation to provide a secure premises to customers and residents. Unfortunately, not all do what they are supposed to do, putting customers at increased risk of criminal activities.
“Slip and Fall” or “Trip and Fall” Accidents
A slip or a trip can be surprisingly damaging in certain circumstances. Plenty of people have been permanently injured or even killed by losing their footing on surfaces they thought were safe. Businesses like restaurants and grocery stores should provide safe walkways at all times, yet many fail to.
Landlords have a legal obligation to protect their tenants from a range of potential hazards, including dog bites. A vicious dog can do real damage to a human victim, even to the point of causing fatalities. Certain dog breeds are often excluded by leases, but some landlords do not enforce their own rules. When you or a loved one are bit due to this kind of negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation.
Florida has a number of world-renowned amusement parks. These amusement parks have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment. Unfortunately, companies sometimes try to cut corners – a dangerous approach in an this kind of environment. Although you agree to a certain amount of risk when you attend such parks, this does not mean the parks can be negligent in their care for attendees. Similar laws apply to Florida State and National Parks.
Seeking Financial Compensation and Settlements
If you or a loved one is hurt or killed due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. You need an experienced Miami attorney that understands how to pursue a successful premises liability case. Sometimes property owners and/or their insurers will choose to settle with victims to avoid costly legal battles. Other times you may have to force the issue, and your attorneys will need to prove your case in court.
Please contact us now for a free consultation. Whether you obtain a settlement or need to pursue a long-term legal case, our firm will be there by your side the entire time. We will do all we can to get you the compensation you deserve.
They Provide Good Legal Representation
It is critical to obtain legal counsel as quickly as possible following a premises liability incident that resulted in injury. Proving a claim without the help of expert liability lawyers can be near impossible.
You can also engage the services of a lawyer to help you gather and collect all relevant evidence while you recuperate from the injuries and bodily harm you have suffered. Hiring a lawyer early on will help in building your case and avoid frantic efforts to make any deadlines.
The law office of Kaire & Heffernan, LLC has been serving the Miami-Dade County and South Florida region for over 30 years. Our Miami premises liability lawyers will work diligently to help you get the compensation and peace of mind you deserve after being hurt on someone else’s property. For a free consultation, contact us via phone at 866-769-0123 or reach out online.