Dania Beach Premises Liability Lawyer

Have you recently suffered debilitating injuries while on private or public property? If the conditions on the premises were hazardous, you may have the right to compensation for your damages. With help from a reputable Dania Beach personal injury lawyer, you can demand total compensation for your losses.

You need a Dania Beach premises liability attorney to help you get through this difficult time. The Law Offices of Scott J. Senft are ready to take action against the at-fault party and maximize your recovery. Find out more about how the premises liability claims process works and how much compensation you could be awarded when you contact our office for a free consultation.

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Common Types of Premises Liability Cases in Dania Beach

Premises liability accidents can happen anywhere. You might be at the mall, grocery store, your child’s soccer game, or even at a friend’s house. Premises liability cases can take several forms. Some of the most common types of accidents our clients have been involved in include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Injuries caused by negligent security
  • Wet floor accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Injuries caused by dangerous property conditions
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Supermarket accidents
  • Improper maintenance
  • Fires and explosions
  • Rental property accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Ice accidents
  • Ladder and stair accidents
  • Escalator and elevator accidents

If you were injured in a type of premises liability accident that was not included above, do not feel discouraged. You might still have the right to compensation for your damages and suffering. Reach out to our personal injury attorneys to find out whether you have grounds for a claim.

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Liability For a Dania Beach Premises Liability Case

In most premises liability accidents, the property owner or entity responsible for maintaining the property is responsible for the victim’s injuries. This party has an obligation to ensure their invited guests and patrons are safe. Although they are not directly responsible for their guests, they have a duty to ensure the property is safe. 

Many property owners attempt to protect themselves via the open and obvious doctrine. If hazardous conditions are present on the property, and property owners take steps to make the dangers obvious, they can avoid being sued if guests suffer injuries.

Exceptions to Property Owner Fault and Negligence

Property owners are not always responsible for injuries that happen on their premises. The open and obvious doctrine is just one way property owners can avoid liability. Property owners are not typically held accountable for injuries that occur when victims are trespassing or committing a crime on their premises.

However, since Florida follows modified comparative negligence laws at a 50% threshold, it is possible property owners could still be held accountable for trespasser’s injuries. For this reason, you must get legal help to ensure fault is accurately evaluated in your case. If you are found partially at fault, your settlement will be reduced accordingly. If your percentage of blame is greater than 50%, you will no longer have the right to compensation for your damages in civil court.

Compensation for Dania Beach Injury Victims

When you are injured in a premises liability accident, you are entitled to total compensation for your damages. To get the most out of your claim, you may need to file a claim with the property owner’s insurance provider or pursue a lawsuit in civil court.

Certain types of damages can be recouped through your insurance claim. You might be able to get a portion of your medical expenses covered and perhaps receive payment for personal property damage or loss of income, depending on the policy terms.

However, insurance settlements typically do not compensate victims for every loss. For this reason, you always need to prepare for the possibility of going to trial. To accurately calculate the value of your premises liability lawsuit, we must carefully review your compensatory damages which are a combination of economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are strictly monetary and could include:

  • Lost income
  • Healthcare expenses
  • Medical treatment
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Loss of employee benefits
  • Personal property damages
  • Loss of household services

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages do not have a financial value and must be quantified based on their impact on your life. Some examples include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Emotional distress
  • Inconvenience

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Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Claims in Florida

Florida used to have some of the most victim-friendly statute of limitations in the United States. Unfortunately, in 2023, Governor DeSantis signed legislation reducing the statute of limitations from four years to two. For accidents that happened before the statute of limitations deadline was changed, injury victims may still have up to four years from the accident date.

However, if your injuries happened after the new laws went into effect, you will have just two years from the accident date to file your premises liability lawsuit. These laws are strict. If your claim is not filed within the court system before time runs out, the judge presiding over your case will have to prohibit you from moving forward with your personal injury claim.

Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer in Dania Beach for Help Today

We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed while recuperating from your injuries. You should not have to worry about complex legal details if you are struggling to cope emotionally, physically, and financially. Fortunately, when you hire The Law Offices of Scott J. Senft, you can rest easier while we work behind the scenes to build a powerful case against those responsible for your injuries.

When you are ready to take back control of your life but are unsure of where to begin, look no further than an experienced Dania Beach premises liability lawyer. Scott The Lawyer is here to help guide you through the claims process and get the most out of your case. Our legal team offers 100% free consultations to personal injury victims across Dania Beach, Boca Raton, and other Florida locations. Make an appointment by completing our quick contact form or calling our office today.

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Car accident - $490,000

Client required surgery after a rear-end car accident causing injuries on neck and back.

Slip and fall - $100,000

Client slipped and fell at a supermarket causing her knee, hip and back injuries

Car accident - $250,000

Client was struck by another vehicle on the front left side of his car

Car accident - $85,000

Client hired an attorney who didn’t fight for her and dropped her case

Couple involved in a car accident - $300,000

Our clients’ vehicle was sideswiped on the highway

Car accident - $100,000

Car accident against delivery driver

Rear end car accident - $125,000

Car accident, client was rear ended while he was enjoying his vacations

Motorcycle accident - $250,000

Motorcycle accident due to a distracted driver

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Was born in Brooklyn, NewYork. He received his Bachelor of Science from University of Florida in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in 1991.

For over 32 years, The Law Offices of Scott J Senft have served South Florida as one of the top personal injury law firms.  If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of accident, do not hesitate to reach out immediately.
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