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"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes​

Back Injury

After a trial, we obtained a verdict of 3.5 million for our client that sustained low back injuries requiring two surgeries and a lifetime of pain management.

Semi-Truck Accident

Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident which led to spinal fusion surgery requiring a spinal cord stimulator.

Long-Term Injuries

We obtained a $2.5 million verdict for our client that suffered a fractured arm and leg, necessitating surgery, as well as spinal injuries requiring long-term pain management for spinal injuries.

Auto Accident

We obtained a verdict for our client who sustained spinal injuries in an accident that required spinal fusion surgery.

Auto Accident

We obtained a $1.95 million verdict for a client who sustained spinal injuries in an auto accident which required a lifetime of pain management and need for future surgery.

Motorcycle Crash

Our client was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,450,000.

Commercial Vehicle Accident

Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,300,000.

Product Liability

Our client sustained injuries due to a faulty product. We were able to recover $1,000,000

Semi-Truck Accident

$1.0 Million
We recovered for our client injured in an accident resulting in shoulder and spinal injuries.

Slip & Fall Injury

$1.0 Million
We recovered for our client who was injured in a fall at an apartment complex.

Gainesville Premises Liability Lawyer

Premises Liability Claims in Alachua County

When you visit someone else’s property, you reasonably assume that it will be well-maintained and free of hazards that could cause you to be injured. In fact, under Florida law, property owners are required to remove, repair, or warn visitors of any dangerous conditions that pose a threat of “foreseeable” harm. Unfortunately, many property owners fail to uphold this duty—and innocent people can be seriously hurt.
If you slipped and fell, were exposed to harmful chemicals, or were otherwise injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you could have grounds for a premises liability claim. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent clients in Gainesville and throughout Alachua County who have been seriously harmed due to unsafe conditions on private and public property, as well as in government-owned and operated spaces. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team is well-equipped to help you navigate the recovery process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Learn more—schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling us at (855) 933-3881 or by contacting us online today

What Responsibilities Do Florid Property Owners Have to Others?

As stated above, property owners in Florida are required by law to ensure their properties are free from potential hazards. This means that they must maintain their premises and repair or remove any dangerous conditions that could injure or harm others. If the property owner is unable to repair or remove the hazard in a timely manner, they must provide adequate warnings to anyone lawfully entering the property.

If a property owner fails to uphold the duty of care, and you are injured as a result, you could have grounds to file a claim. To do so, you will need to prove the following:

Proving each of these elements can be challenging, which is why it is important that you work with a skilled Gainesville premises liability lawyer, like those at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. Our team can gather all applicable evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.

Examples of Dangerous Property Conditions

One of the key elements of proving a premises liability claim is proving that you were injured by a dangerous condition or hazard that the property owner knew about (or should have known about) but did not reasonably attempt to remove, repair, or warn you about. But what exactly is a dangerous property condition?

Common examples include:

These are just some examples of dangerous property conditions, but there are many others. If you were hurt on someone else’s property due to an unsafe or hazardous condition that the property owner knew about or reasonably should have known about yet did nothing to address, reach out to our attorneys to learn more about your potential right to recovery.

Can You Sue a Florida Property Owner If You Were Trespassing?

Property owners in Florida owe varying duties of care depending on the status of the injured individual. In other words, the reason for you being on the property plays a role in your ability to seek compensation.
For example, property owners owe the greatest duty of care to invitees. An invitee (sometimes referred to as an “invited licensee”) is someone who is expressly or implicitly invited onto a property. Examples include an invited guest in a home or a customer in a store. Property owners owe a slightly lower duty of care to licensees (also called “uninvited licensees”). This is someone who is not necessarily invited onto the property, but who also isn’t expressly prohibited from being on the property. Examples include a delivery person or solicitor.
Property owners owe the lowest duty of care to trespassers, or individuals who are not lawfully allowed to be on the property. However, note that property owners do owe a duty of care to trespassers in certain circumstances. While property owners are not required to warn trespassers of dangerous property conditions, they can be held liable for injuries caused by the property owner’s gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
The law is different when a trespasser is a child. Under Florida’s attractive nuisance laws, property owners can be held legally liable when a minor is injured on their property—regardless of whether the child was invited onto the property—when the property owner failed to properly close off portions of the property containing something that could reasonably be foreseen to attract children, such as a swimming pool or trampoline.

Protecting Your Right to a Fair Recovery

If you, your child, or someone else you love was injured due to a property owner’s negligence, call the Gainesville premises liability lawyers at our firm. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you will always be connected with a real, live person. Our friendly and compassionate support staff can help you take the next step in your recovery. We are happy to answer your questions and help you set up a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There is no obligation to hire us, and we do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.

Give us a call at (855) 933-3881 or  contact us online today to get started with your free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.


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    Why Hire Us

    No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

    Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!.

    Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

    Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

    Experienced Legal Team

    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

    Convenient Locations

    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

    • Jacksonville Main Office 9282 Atlantic Boulevard
      Jacksonville, FL 32225
    • Starke Office 486 North Temple Ave.
      Starke, FL 32091
    • Palatka Office 700 Reid Street.
      Palatka, FL 32177
    • Orange Park Office 637 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 4
      Orange Park, FL 32073
    • Northside Office 4608 Norwood Ave
      Jacksonville, FL 32206
    • Arlington Office 4981 Atlantic Boulevard
      Jacksonville, FL 32207
    • Westside Office 6850 103rd St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32210
    • Southside & Baymeadows 8761 Perimeter Park, Suite 104
      Southside, FL 32216
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