What is premises liability law?
Premises liability law refers to the legalities that hold landowners and tenants accountable when someone gets hurt on their property due to a dangerous condition. Claims are based on negligence. Slip and falls from wet floors and faulty stairs are the most common type of accident.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida Premises Liability Attorney
Attorney Larry Avallone successfully represents those who have sustained injuries in premises liability accidents in the Daytona Beach area. These cases often involve accidents related to slips and falls, but there are many premises liability issues for public locations such as retail stores, apartment complexes, and other businesses.
A premises liability lawsuit is brought to court when a person believes that their injuries were a result of another person’s negligence or inaction to a specific hazard as a homeowner or business owner. The injured person had to have also acted appropriately and responsibly while on the premises. Lawsuits center around whether or not the person knew that conditions were unsafe.
Visitors enter a property as one of three classifications:
- Business invitee: Someone who enters a property with the intent of conducting some type of work or business transaction. The property owner must repair or correct anything that is unsafe and/or warn visitors of the hazards.
- Licensee: Someone who is a social guest, including friends, associates, and family members. A licensee does not have to have be invited.
- Trespasser: Someone who enters a property without permission. If a property owner discovers a trespasser, he must inform the trespasser of any known dangers on the property.
Understanding the reason will be essential for a premises liability case, but regardless if they enter with or without permission, every person entering the premises is owed due care.
A Premises Liability Attorney in Daytona Beach
If you have been injured at any time while visiting a property due to negligence, you need to contact a premises liability attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will be able to look at all of the facts of your case and get you the appropriate compensation.
While these cases can be difficult, premises liability attorney Larry Avallone has been working on these cases for a long time and understands the attention to detail that they require. If you need legal help in Volusia County, Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Smyrna Beach or the surrounding areas, call 386-682-9235 to schedule a free consultation.