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2 Tips to Help You Protect Yourself From a Premises Liability Lawsuit


As we settle into what appears to be our new normal, many Floridians are continuing to stay at home as much as possible despite the fact that the rates of COVID-19 are finally dropping in the Sunshine State. That means that many of us have dusted off our patios and cleaned our pools as we enjoy the amenities at home instead of out in public. And some of us have also invited friends and family over to enjoy these amenities too. The last thing that any of us are thinking about when we open a bottle of wine to share with friends or listen to our neighbor’s kids happily splashing in our pool is about the possibility of an accident. However, the unfortunate reality is that serious injuries can occur even in the best of intended circumstances and the victim can hold the property owner accountable if they can prove the property owner – meaning you – was negligent.

Understanding Premises Liability  

A personal injury lawsuit is something that we would all obviously like to avoid but they unfortunately do happen. If someone happens to become injured on your property and that person can demonstrate that you have breached the duty of care owed to them, you can be held accountable.

Defending yourself from a personal injury claim begins with you preparing long before anything goes wrong and instead undertaking actions that lower the probabilities of an accident occurring on your property. To help protect yourself from avoidable injuries and the financial implications that come with them happening on property you own, take a look at these tips you should follow.

Two Tips that Can Help You Minimize Liability

  • Repair or Alert Visitors to Potential Hazards. The absolute best way to prevent injuries on your property is to fix any potential hazards and that begins with keeping up with proper maintenance. Whatever problems you can’t reasonably repair prior to having people over, you should, at minimum make guests aware of by telling them about the hazard so that they can protect themselves.
  • Secure Your Attractive Nuisances. Unlike other kinds of trespassers who you generally owe no duty to, children are an important exception because of Florida’s attractive nuisance doctrine which assigns liability for failing to properly secure enticing items on your property. Any kind of attractive nuisance that can’t be hidden should be secured with a fence and a locked gate.

Have You Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

Even if a property owner has attempted some level of vigilance, it may not be enough if an accident has happened and you have been hurt. If you suspect that you have been injured on someone else’s property because the owner was negligent in some way, you should obtain legal assistance as quickly as possible to evaluate the circumstances of your injuries. As the West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we can help you obtain full compensation for your medical bills, future medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. There is no up-front cost for our assistance and no obligation when you have a complimentary consultation with us, so you should not hesitate to contact us today.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Ocala, Tampa, Bradenton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Daytona Beach areas.




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