When holding someone accountable for premises liability, it’s vital to prove that a specific person was responsible for the damages you sustained. Like many personal injury cases, it often requires you to establish certain factors. These four factors can help you throughout the process, but it also helps to have a lawyer on your side.
A Legal Duty of Care
As we discussed in the previous blog, property owners have legal responsibilities to keep everyone on their property safe, even if the person is a trespasser. Keeping others safe is the property owner’s duty of care, and they must keep their property free from dangerous hazards.
The Property Owner Breached a Duty of Care
You must show that the property owner breached their duty of care, whether intentionally or unintentionally. This means that the property owner either created the danger or knew about it and did nothing to fix it or prevent it from causing harm.
An Accident Occurred Because of the Property Owner’s Negligence
You must show that the negligence or property danger led to an incident such as a slip and fall, trip and fall, or another issue. Liability questions can arise if another guest on the property causes the incident. It would make the specific person responsible instead of the property owner.
The Plaintiff Suffered an Injury
To pursue compensation, you must show that you suffered an injury because of the incident. Compensation in a premises liability case would pay for damages you sustain, including medical bills, lost income, and more.
Our Florida premises liability lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. work to help you through the process. If you suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence, we will be there on your side every step of the way. Trust that we will work to obtain justice on your behalf and give you a voice against negligence.