"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
Starke Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises Liability Claims in Bradford County
The city of Starke, Florida is home to approximately 5,500 people and all sorts of things to do. Unfortunately, it is also home to dangerous conditions that cause accidents. While property owners don’t intend to hurt you, they can cause accidents and injuries if they fail to maintain their premises. If you are injured on someone else’s property, however, you may be entitled to damages, or money to help account for your losses.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we fight tooth and nail for the compensation you deserve. We have been helping clients with premises liability lawsuits since 2003, and we can help you, too.
Call us at (855) 933-3881 to get started today.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a legal concept that comes into play when you are hurt by a dangerous or defective condition on someone else’s property. Like other personal injury cases, premises liability claims are based on negligence. To win your case, you must show that the property owner knew or should have known about the condition that harmed you and failed to remedy it.
Our Starke premises liability attorney can help you build your case. Our team of 20 lawyers, 6 investigators, and 100+ professional support staff can help you gather evidence and show negligence, so you can recover the resources you need.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
All sorts of hazards can inspire premises liability lawsuits, which means there are many different types of premises liability claims. The most common cases we see at our firm are slip and fall accidents, but other types of premises liability claims include:
- Negligent security claims – If nightclubs, hotels, or even apartment complexes fail to anticipate a hazard and provide the right level of security, they can be held accountable for criminal behavior that occurs on their premises.
- Attractive nuisance claims – attractive nuisances are conditions that can both entice and harm children. Property owners have a duty to keep children safe on their property, even when they are not invited.
- Swimming pool accidents – Owners of swimming pools must take precautions to prevent accidents and injuries and can be held liable if they do not.
- Dog bites –a dangerous animal on another’s property can warrant a premises liability claim if the animal attacks someone.
- Elevator and escalator accidents – these machines must be installed and maintained to be safe. Any failure can create liability.
- Amusement park accidents – rollercoasters and other rides can be dangerous without proper maintenance, and the park must keep walkways clear.
- Fires – from smoke alarms to fire extinguishers, all property owners must mitigate and prepare for the risk of fire.
- Water leaks and flooding – leaks and other unsafe conditions involving water can increase the likelihood of slips and falls.
- Toxic fumes or chemicals – certain poisonous gases are not detectible. Property owners must have carbon dioxide alarms and other precautions in place to keep visitors safe.
If you suffer an injury or loss due to any of the circumstances above, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help. Learn more about your legal rights and options during a free consultation.
Types of Properties Involved
Your premises liability case will largely depend on the location of your accident. You can file claims against private businesses, landlords, homeowners, and even the government. If you are injured at an Ellianos Coffee, for example, your claim will look different than one that occurs on Kingsley Lake. Our legal team can help you follow the rules associated with your particular lawsuit and protect your rights, every step of the way.
The first step of any premises liability case is determining liability. If you were injured at a restaurant like Cedar River Seafood, the restaurant’s owner and manager may be liable, but if you were injured at Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, you will have to file suit against a government entity.
We will help you identify the liable party and take all the steps necessary to recover compensation. Don’t wait – Florida’s statutes of limitations give you 4 years from the date of your accident to file a claim, but your situation may require a tighter timeline.
Call the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. Today
At our firm, we don’t simply “practice” personal injury law. As a team of military veterans, we understand what it means to serve. Additionally, we have more than a century of collective legal experience and dedicate a team to each claim. You can call us 24/7, and someone will always answer your call.
You hurt? We fight.