"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
Palatka Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises Liability Claims in Putnam County
When you go to the grocery store, visit a friend’s home, or take a walk through a public park, you expect a reasonable level of safety. And, in fact, under Florida premises liability laws, property owners have a duty to ensure your safety by conducting proper maintenance and removing, repairing, or warning others of dangerous property conditions. When they fail to do this, you can be seriously hurt.
If you were recently injured on public or private property, and you believe the property owner’s negligence is to blame, we can help. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our Palatka premises liability lawyers represent clients throughout Putnam County in complex personal injury claims. We have over a century of combined legal experience and work with a team of 6 in-house investigators and over 100 support staff members to provide our clients with the personal attention, dedicated support, and aggressive advocacy they deserve.
Were you injured due to a property owner’s negligence? Contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at (855) 933-3881 to learn how we can help during a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.
What Is a Premises Liability Claim?
A premises liability claim (or lawsuit) is brought against a property owner or another liable party, such as a property manager or landlord, for injuries sustained due to unsafe conditions on the property. In other words, if you are hurt on public or private property because of a hazardous condition, you could have grounds for a claim. You will need to prove, however, that the property owner knew about (or should have known about) the hazardous condition yet did nothing to properly remove, repair, or warn others about it.
Examples of common premises liability cases include:
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Poor/lack of property maintenance
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Defective property conditions
- Explosions and fires
- Flooding and water leaks
- Toxic exposure
- Amusement park accidents
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent clients throughout Florida and Georgia in all types of premises liability cases. At our Palatka office, we provide the same personalized legal service and aggressive representation that has earned us a reputation for success.
Do Florida Property Owners Owe a Duty of Care to Trespassers?
Property owners in Florida owe different duties of care to different types of visitors. While they do not owe a specific duty of care to trespassers (those who enter the property without permission), they do have a responsibility to refrain from causing trespassers intentional harm.
Additionally, under the state’s attractive nuisance doctrine, Florida property owners can be held liable for injuries suffered by children/minors who are not legally allowed to be on the property but are drawn by certain things that a typical person could reasonably expect might attract children or teens. For example, if a homeowner fails to install a proper barrier (i.e., fence) around their swimming pool and a child drowns after falling into the pool, the property owner could be held liable even if the child trespassed onto the property.
We Take Every Case Seriously
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we believe that serious injuries deserve serious compensation. If you or someone you love was hurt due to poor property maintenance or hazardous conditions, our Palatka premises liability lawyers can fight for the fair recovery you deserve. We will handle every detail of your case so that you can focus on getting the proper medical care and healing.
Our team knows that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to personal injury claims. Because of this, we tailor our approach to meet the unique needs of each client. When you trust us with your case, you will receive consistent personal contact from your attorney and your entire legal team. We strive to build relationships with our clients that they can rely on.