Premises Liability

Sarasota Premises Liability Attorneys

Representing Victims in Tampa, Orlando, and Across the State

When you are on someone else’s property, you have a reasonable expectation to be safe from harm. Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain reasonably safe conditions for visitors and, when they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries that occur on their property.

At Burnetti, P.A., our Sarasota premises liability lawyers help injured individuals and families fight for the fair recoveries they are owed. We have successfully represented clients in a range of premises liability claims, including those involving slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security, and more. Our attorneys are available to answer your questions and address your concerns during a free, confidential consultation. We have offices in Tampa, Orlando, and several other convenient locations throughout the state.

To learn more about how our Florida premises liability lawyers can help you with your case, contact our firm online or call (888) 444-8508 today.

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners (and others) responsible for certain injuries and accidents that occur on their property. In Florida, the duty of care a property owner owes to a visitor depends on the visitor’s “status.”

In Florida, there are four main types of visitors:

  • Invitees
  • Licensees
  • Adult trespassers
  • Child trespassers

Property owners owe the highest duty of care to invitees, or those who are on the property for a commercial purpose. Licensees are also owed a duty of care, but it is not as high as the duty of care owed to invitees. Adult trespassers are owed a minimal duty of care, while child trespassers are owed a slightly higher duty of care.

Common Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability accidents can happen in various locations, including stores, restaurants, hotels, and even private residences. Some common premises liability accidents include slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, and swimming pool accidents.

Some of the most common types of premises liability accidents and incidents include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Retail store injuries
  • Restaurant injuries
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Inadequate security/negligent security
  • Merchandise-related injuries
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Fires/burn injuries
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Sports injuries
  • Inadequate warning labels

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Premises Liability Accident?

To have a valid premises liability claim, you must prove that the property owner (or someone else) was negligent in some way and that this negligence caused or contributed to your accident and injuries. The specific party who can be held liable for a premises liability accident depends on a few different factors.

For example, the liable party may be:

  • The property owner
  • The property manager
  • The property owner’s employer
  • The property owner’s employees
  • Another visitor on the property
  • A third-party contractor

Because premises liability cases can be quite complex, it is always best to reach out to an experienced Florida premises liability attorney who can help you understand your rights and legal options.

Why Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer?

After a serious accident on another’s property, you need all the help you can get. While you may be focused on recovering from your injuries and getting back on your feet, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side.

Insurance companies are for-profit businesses and, as such, their primary goal is to pay you as little as possible. They are not looking out for your best interests and they do not want to see you succeed. They will try to take advantage of you and get you to settle for less than you deserve.

When you hire an experienced premises liability attorney in Florida, you level the playing field. Your lawyer will be able to handle all the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on your recovery. An attorney can help you gather evidence, build your claim, and fight for your entitled compensation. At Burnetti, P.A., we are not afraid to go up against big insurance companies and their teams of lawyers. We know how to win, and we will not stop fighting for you until we do.

Call (888) 444-8508 or submit an online request form to schedule your free consultation with our team.

What Sets Us Apart?

Reasons to Trust Burnetti, P.A. with Your Case
  • A Proven Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • A Culture of Customer Service

    We treat all of our clients like family, requiring regular calls to clients in an effort to promote the best possible client experience.

  • Decades of Unwavering Service

    Our firm has proudly served injured people throughout the state of Florida for 30 years, and we're just getting started.

  • A Network of Support

    We help clients find doctors, deal with insurance companies and recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

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