Each premises liability case depends on the nature in which the injured person was on the property. Typically there are four categories:
- Business invitees
What if my child was injured on someone else’s property?
With each of the cases listed above, there are different levels of liability. In the state of Florida, children are owed a special duty, and therefore have special rules regarding the liability of property owners. If your child has been injured due to unsafe conditions on a property, you should know that the following can apply:
- Whether the child is invited onto the property or is trespassing, the property owner is still liable for any injuries sustained.
- The "Attractive Nuisance Doctrine" is invoked when property owners do not take special care to protect children from enticing objects or spaces that are dangerous and could cause harm (i.e. swimming pools, trampolines, discarded appliances, and other large items, etc.)
- The property owner is required to either remove the dangerous condition or protect children from those conditions.
If you believe your injury is a direct result of property negligence, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can provide legal guidance from the moment you walk into my office, all the way up until a verdict is rendered — and I’ll do everything I can along the way to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.