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Negligent property owners or those in control of a property can be held responsible for accidents and injuries which occur on their property under a premises liability theory. If you’re not familiar with premises liability, then call the Orlando attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter for more information: (855) 880-4741.
What Is Premises Liability?
Property and business owners have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions on the property they control. Business owners have a duty to provide adequate security, a structurally sound and hazard free environment for customers and employees.
Home owners have a responsibility to maintain proper fencing to keep children from wandering into dangers on their property, such as polls and trampolines.
Premises Liability Accidents
When a property is not adequately maintained, many types of accidents can occur, including:
- Slip and fall
- Trampoline accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Falling merchandise
- Assaults and attacks
- Parking lot accidents
- Amusement park ride injuries
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
In the event of trespassing, the obligations of a home or property owner may vary.
Some common examples of hazardous conditions include:
- Wet floors
- Locked fire exits
- Construction debris
- Faulty wiring
- Potholes in parking lots
- Inadequate warning signs
- Merchandise stacked too high or unsafely
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate fencing to keep children out
- Failure to maintain (such as elevators or automatic doors)
- Inadequate security personnel
- Abandoned buildings
- Dangerous playground equipment
Who Is Responsible?
The person or business which controls the property is responsible for maintaining safe conditions. This can be the property owner or someone leasing the property. In some cases landlords can be held responsible for preexisting property defects that cause injuries to tenants or guests. Premises liability applies to hazard which a property owner knew about or should have known about, and did not correct.
If you believe that your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of a property or business owner in Orlando or anywhere in Florida, please email or call the law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter at (855) 880-4741 today for a free case evaluation.