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Attacks/assault at businesses, hotels and apartments. Negligent security cases.
You’ve been attacked in a public place, be it a mall, nightclub, hotel, restaurant, apartment complex, or other public business. What happens next? Unfortunately, situations such as these happen all too often — shootings, beatings, muggings, rapes, and other criminal acts of violence. It’s even more unfortunate that the property owner of wherever the incident occurred will often times deny their responsibility, simply blaming it on the criminal or dangerous third party who caused the attack. But the property owner is at least partially responsible for providing reasonable safety and security measures to protect their guests and visitors from preventable harm. Even further, according to the Premises Liability Law, the property owner or renter is in fact legally responsible to provide safe premises for those who enter the vicinity, and protect them from harm’s way, whether it be a slippery floor that causes and slip-and-fall accident or any type of victimization by a third party on the premises.
The first step that must be taken in order to win a negligent security case is to work with a skilled negligent security attorney like those at Wolf & Pravato, a leading personal injury law firm in Fort Lauderdale, to determine whether or not the property owner or manager is indeed responsible for said negligence, and owes a duty to the person who was injured. Examples of property owners or managers who would owe this duty to the injured party include those owners of properties that are open to the public or of properties where guests are invited in, such as store-owners who open their stores up to customers; landlords who rent property to tenants, and employers who operate a place of business and invite employees to come to that place of business to work.
If the property owner or manager has not taken adequate precautions to ensure their public property is up to safety standards for its guests, there is a risk for dangerous results. Even worse, most of the time the victims are completely unsuspecting and have no idea danger is coming their way, giving them no advantage or ability to even attempt to save themselves from the situation.
Now that we’ve determined the types of people who owe a duty, let’s differentiate between the types of people who are obligated to this duty. The highest duty of care goes to the Invitees, which refers to people in a place of business who were “invited” to do business with the property owner or renter. These Invitees are owed the most amount of duty by the property owner or manager, landlord, business operator, or whoever is responsible for this open-to-the-public property, and have a legal right to be kept safe from foreseeable harm or criminal acts of violence. Then there are Licensees who are owed an intermediate duty of care, such as friends, acquaintances, and neighbors who are invited over for casual visits that benefit both sides. Lastly, there are Trespassers, who, believe it or not, actually are owed a minimal duty of care. Trespassers refer to anyone who goes onto a piece of property without invitation. It is generally the obligation of a property owner to avoid setting any kind of trap for a trespasser; however, if there is some kind of “attractive nuisance” created that could potentially lure someone in, such as a swimming pool, the duty of the property owner can increase.
How a PI attorney can help you through your recovery from a tragic accident.
There’s no doubt that after a tragic accident, one of the first things you need to do is contact a personal injury lawyer to handle your case after you’ve made a claim. And if you’ve been injured in South Florida, there’s no doubt that the team of personal injury attorneys at Wolf & Pravato, a personal injury law firm in Fort Lauderdale, are the ones to call.
A personal injury lawyer is a civil litigator, which means that they provide legal representation to plaintiffs who have been injured as a result of the negligent or careless acts of another person, entity, or organization, and they are willing and able to go to court, if necessary, to protect their clients. If you have suffered from any kind of injury that caused you to get medical attention, miss days of work and lose out on earnings, or suffer from pain on a regular basis, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer to seek out the compensation to cover things like medical expenses, , pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and any other damages incurred.
When you hire a personal injury attorney, they will investigate your claim form legal theories. A personal injury case . Wolf & Pravato handles all kinds of personal injury cases, including any type of automobile accident (car, bike, motorcycle, truck, pedestrian or aviation), wrongful death (auto-motorcycle-pedestrian, nursing home, defective products), slip, trip and fall (negligent conditions, negligent construction), medical malpractice (hospitals and doctors, birthing injuries, dental), funeral negligence (lost remains, gravesite negligence), negligent security (hotels, communities, apartments, businesses and restaurants), and brain injury.
How do you know if you need a personal injury lawyer? If you are feeling completely overwhelmed with the aftermath of your accident, and have no clue where to begin, a personal injury attorney is the right person to turn to.
Did your accident cause you to be out of work? If you’ve lost wages or any amount of income due to injuries incurred by an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you get your wages paid while the case is going on.
If the accident you were involved in was not your fault, you should consult a personal injury lawyer. Wolf & Pravato offers free consultations, during which the injured party has a chance to seek out advice, and the potential lawyer who will represent him or her has the opportunity to ask questions and dig deeper to figure out how they will be able to handle, and ultimately, win the case. It’s crucial to make sure that when you do schedule this consultation, you bring all of the necessary information about the case with you, including details of your injuries and how they have affected you in your personal life and your work life.
At Wolf & Pravato, we will dedicate our time to provide tireless legal representation to every aspect of each and every one of our client’s cases. With over 20 years of significant trial experience, over 5,000 cases won, and over $100 million in settlements, we know how to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Wolf & Pravato is the right choice to handle your personal injury case, and get you through this time of recovery. We have the experience and the winning record, and we give every client personalized attention.
“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” We all know this universally recognized statement as a comedic punchline — but in our line of work, it’s so much more. A slip-and-fall accident can occur on the street or sidewalk, a stairway, or swimming pool… It really can happen anywhere. If you slip and fall on another person’s property and are seriously injured, you are going to need the expert advice and guidance of a personal injury attorney with experience dealing with slip-and-fall cases. A slip-and-fall accident occurs when a person loses foot traction while walking, and is no longer able to maintain balance, causing them to fall either forward or backwards. Some injuries can be severe; some embarrassing, but it’s important that you, as the victim, not be embarrassed when the incident occurs; it’s not your fault. Stop, take a deep breath, and seek out where the fault lies. Then it’s time for you to take action, and call us at Wolf & Pravato. Let us be the ones to put the blame where it belongs.
Wolf & Pravato, a leading personal injury law firm in Fort Lauderdale, has extensive knowledge about, and successful experienced in, premises liability cases. A premise liability law is based on the idea that a property owner or renter is obligated to ensure that his or her premises are safe for visitors and guests. If the owner or renter breath this obligation, he or she can be held liable for any damages that may occur as a direct result of an accident that happens on their property. As premise liability law specialists, we can help prove negligence by collecting evidence from the accident scene, gathering relevant documents, and helping to prove your right to compensation for things like pain and suffering (past, present and future), medical expenses (past, present and future), lost income (past, present and future), loss of enjoyment of life, and wrongful death damages. Without the help of a premises liability lawyer, fighting for compensation will not be an easy feat.
Slip-and-fall accidents most commonly occur in outdoor spaces, at work, or in public places such as retail, grocery stores, and hotels. These businesses have a duty of care to uphold to their customers and/or shoppers. These places that are open to the public are legally obligated to make sure their property is safe for those who may come onto the premises. The property owners must take extreme care to check for any hidden dangers such as snow or ice accumulation in the entryway or loose carpeting, and repair any apparent hazards such as problems with an escalator or elevator or faulty staircases. Other hazards include an item not displayed properly that could fall in the pathway of a customer, poor lighting in the store leading to poor visibility, or lack of cleaning up a prior incident such as if a customer spills their coffee and an employee neglects to clean it up right away, leaving a puddle on the floor that could easily cause someone to slip.
They are also responsible for warning their customers if there are existing property threats that are not visibly obvious, i.e. putting out a caution sign if the floor is wet and/or oily. Grocery stores, for example, should also make frequent aisle and bathroom checks to ensure all is clean and safe for shoppers. If something were to happen at any one of these open-to-the-public locations, the business may be liable for any injuries sustained if it can be proven that the slip and fall occurred due to unsafe conditions on the property. What exactly the store will end up being responsible for depends on the specifics of each particular case.
The owner of a store is responsible for any unsafe conditions if the actual unsafe condition was created by him or her, i.e., extra slippery wax used to clean the floor, or if he or she was aware of the condition and did not take the necessary steps to fix it. The injured party is responsible for proving that the store knew about the poor conditions that caused the accident, or should have reasonably known about it, and failed to take care of it. The injured party would also need to find a way to show that the condition was not obvious to them to the point where they could have avoided the accident. For instance, if the injury happened because you tripped over a large item that was very clearly on display in the store, you will not likely have a case. Customers are expected, within reason, to have the common sense to protect themselves in situations that are very apparent and noticeable.
In the case that the accident could have been prevented due to the property owner’s negligence, this is where having a good personal injury lawyer comes in handy. You need a lawyer who can prove the level of duty that is owed to you by the property owner or renter, and that this level of duty was breached, making the property owner or renter negligent of the situation that directly caused an injury which led to some kind of financial or physical loss that you, the victim, should be compensated for.
Common injuries that can result from a slip-and-fall accident include broken bones or fractures of the arms, legs, wrists, hands, ankles, feet or hips, back or neck injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, knee injuries, spinal trauma, herniated discs, and in the most severe case, even paralysis. If you have experienced any one or more of these injuries due to the negligence of a property owner or renter, Wolf & Pravato is ready to handle your case, and maximize your recoveries. We provide each client with the highest level of personalized respect and attention. Every client’s case is different, and every client deserves unique care for their individual situations.
For 21 years, our team has handled thousands of personal injury cases, many of which have involved slip-and-fall accidents. With each case comes more knowledge about our community and how to best serve our clients. Our four office locations in Fort Myers, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami allow us to conveniently and efficiently serve people in communities all over South Florida, including Aventura, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Cape Coral, Coral Gables, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Hallandale Beach, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Margate, Miami, Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Port Charlotte, Port St. Lucie, Tamarac, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Weston.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a slip-and-fall accident in South Florida, it’s time you reach out to Wolf & Pravato so our team can thoroughly review your case and explain your legal options. You should not have to suffer at the hands of someone else’s negligence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let our skilled team of attorneys help get you the compensation you deserve.