Help from Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Attorney
This Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyer assists clients who have been injured in premises liability accidents. He handles all types of premises liability cases in all locations in Florida, which includes Broward County and South Florida.
Premises Liability indicates a type of case wherein a property owner is held to be responsible for a dangerous condition on his or her property. If somebody else is hurt on the property owner’s property due to the dangerous condition, the property owner can be found liable.
Premises liability cases include various subtypes – including slip and fall accidents; trip & fall accidents; swimming pool accidents, injuries, and drowning. Premises liability cases also include inadequate and negligent security cases; intentional torts and negligent hiring, retention, and supervision; and sexual assaults, abuse and rape. Premises liability cases include accidents occurring at amusement parks and cruise ships. Nursing home abuse and neglect cases likewise fall under the category of premises liability.
If you are injured on the property of another, contact this South Florida Premises Liability Lawyer at 954-560-3063 for a free, no obligation consultation. There will be no charge to you unless this Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Law Firm helps you make a recovery and you receive compensation in your case.
Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Lawyer Advises Clients
If you are hurt due to a dangerous condition on the property of another, there are a couple of things you should do. First of all, you should take pictures of the dangerous condition. Once you leave the property, the dangerous condition can (and probably should) be repaired. It may be too late at a later date or time for you to take photographs of the condition. It will be important for you to have photographs of the dangerous condition at a later date so that these pictures can be used as evidence in the case. Otherwise, you will have to rely only on your testimony or word that a dangerous condition existed at the time of your injury.
It is interesting to note that, if the condition is changed at a later date, photographs of the changed condition may not be admissible in any potential trial. This is because the law in the State of Florida, in most cases, prohibits the use of “subsequent remedial measures” (i.e., efforts to correct dangerous conditions) in trial. This is because the law wants to encourage individuals and businesses to correct dangerous conditions, rather than discouraging them. If subsequent remedial measures were allowed into evidence in trials, individuals and companies may not correct dangerous conditions because they’re afraid they could be admitting guilt and creating evidence for a later trial. In any case, the rule on subsequent remedial measures makes it all the more important for you to take the advice of this South Florida Premises Liability Lawyer pictures of the dangerous condition that caused your injury (after all, pictures of the subsequent remedial measures taken at a later date after the changes may not be admissible).
The second thing you should do is report the incident. For example, if you are in a store or restaurant, you should report the incident to management or customer service so that an incident report is prepared. If you later pursue a claim against the store or restaurant, it will be necessary to prove that the incident actually took place. An incident report allows you to document that the incident took place and to memorialize exactly what happened.
The third thing you should do after being involved in a premise liability accident is to take pictures of your injuries. If you are showing any visible injuries (bruises, scratches, cuts, bleeding, etc.), you should take pictures of your injuries. Your wounds will hopefully heal – once they heal, it’s too late to take pictures. It’s therefore important to document your injuries while you still can.
The fourth thing you should do after being involved in a premises liability accident is to get medical attention. If you are feeling any pain or other symptoms, you should get medical attention immediately for your health. From the legal standpoint, it is also important for you to get the medical attention that you need so that you can document what you’re feeling and prove at a later date that you were hurt and experiencing symptoms right away. You don’t want the defense later on to be able to point out a delay in treatment and argue that you weren’t hurt at all, so get to a doctor or hospital immediately if you’re feeling any pain or symptoms.
The last thing you should do after being involved in a premise liability accident is to not talk to anybody from an insurance company or claims management department of the property where you were injured. Before speaking to somebody from an insurance company or claims management department, contact this Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Law Firm.
Skilled Broward County Premises Liability Lawyer Guiding Victims
Stephen Morse handles cases involving all types of injuries due to premise liability accidents. These include catastrophic injuries, neck/cervical and back/lumbar herniated discs (involving fusion and cervical surgeries), spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s), paralysis, burn injuries, eye injuries, vision loss, hearing loss, comas, amputations, bed sores; complex regional pain syndrome (RSD), and death (i.e., wrongful death).
These injures can occur in many ways during a premise liability accident. You can sustain catastrophic injuries, neck/cervical and back/lumbar herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s), brain damage, paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia, vision loss, hearing loss, comas and death due to a slip and fall or trip & fall injury. You could sustain those injuries as well as a burn injury in a restaurant. You could sustain those injuries as well as eye injuries and amputations due to negligent and inadequate security incidents and intentional torts (including assaults & batteries). You could sustain bed sores from nursing home and elder abuse cases. Whatever your injuries are, contact this Fort Lauderdale Premises Liability Law Firm for help.
The statute of limitations for a premises liability case in Florida is four years. This means that you have four years from the date of a premises liability accident to file your lawsuit, so time is of the essence for you to contact this premises liability law firm and initiate your case.
Call this South Florida Premises Liability Law Firm
If you’ve been injured due to the fault of somebody else, contact Stephen Morse at 954-560-3063 for a free, no obligation consultation. This means that there is zero financial risk to you. If you choose not to go forward with your case, there will be no charge to you. Additionally, this South Florida Premises Liability Attorney will not get paid unless he makes a recovery for you and you receive compensation for your case. Mr. Morse can help you if you’ve been hurt in a premises liability accident in West Palm Beach or Miami as well.