SLIPPERY FLOORS AND BROKEN RAMPS OR STAIRS
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their buildings and to keep people reasonably safe from harm in those buildings. When unsafe building conditions exist, it may cause slip, trip and fall accidents that result in broken bones, head injuries, paralysis and other injuries. Premises liability law is designed to protect people from harm and to help them pay for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other expenses.
Premises liability is the legal term for lawsuits that focus on dangerous conditions on a property. Under premises liability laws, property owners may be held financially responsible for accidents or injuries that occur on their property due to their negligence. Property owners are required by law to take all reasonable steps to make sure that their building is safe. If an owner has been notified that there is an unsafe condition in their building, and they fail to address the problem, they have committed negligence and can be held responsible for their actions. In buildings, there are many different dangerous conditions that can occur if a landlord does not take reasonable steps to inspect and maintain the property.
Any type of building, from grocery stores and malls, to government buildings and other public property can present hazards. Our lawyers have likely handled a case similar to yours in the past. Our results speak for themselves and show why clients across Florida continue to choose our firm to represent them in their personal injury cases. In every legal matter, we represent our clients with compassion and integrity.
As part of our commitment to our clients, we always provide personalized and caring service. At the law firm of Massey & Duffy, we have a philosophy of respect and integrity coupled with an uncompromising pursuit of justice. These values are demonstrated every day in the way we practice law. Our clients can rest assured that we will represent them aggressively and with the compassion that they deserve. If you have a legal issue, please contact our Gainesville Florida lawyers today.
Causes of an Unsafe Buildings
- Unsound Structure – the architect may have been negligent in designing the structure so that it is structurally unsound and unable to withstand weight load, climate variances, or movement under the earth
- Inadequate Material – the owner or builder may have used untested, substandard, or inadequate material in attempting to minimize cost which may lead to deterioration of the structure
- Unsafe Conditions Outside – there may be unsafe conditions in the parking lot or outside areas including broken pavement and uneven sidewalks
Committed To Improving Lives
Our firm is founded on a sincere commitment to improving clients’ lives. We understand that in the wake of an accident, life as you know it has been shattered. Our goal is to help you put the pieces back together.
We are not a personal injury mill that emphasizes quantity over quality. Rather, we provide personal attention and superior service for each and every client. When you walk into our office, you will be meeting face to face with an attorney. We will walk you through the process and keep you informed at every step of the way.
We are experienced in handling all types of serious injuries, including head and back injuries. Our lawyers understand what judges and juries look for in these cases, and we have a thorough grasp of effective strategies for maximizing your compensation. Whether your case goes to trial or is resolved through settlement, you can rely on us to place your needs and goals first.
If you or a loved one sustained injury due to an unsafe building accident you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury cases are often time-sensitive. Many buildings in Gainesville and North Florida utilize digital video surveillance daily, but most facilities record over existing tapes. It is essential to begin the investigation of your accident case quickly to avoid losing valuable information. The experienced legal team of Massey & Duffy, PLLC will begin investigation of your claim immediately in order to preserve all time sensitive material. Call our office so we can assist you in setting up a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Unsafe Buildings
What is premises liability law designed to do?
Premises liability law is designed to protect people from harm and to help them pay for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other expenses.
What does premises liability mean?
Premises liability is the legal term for lawsuits that focus on dangerous conditions on a property. Under premises liability laws, property owners may be held financially responsible for accidents or injuries that occur on their property due to their negligence.
What are some causes of an unsafe building?
Unsound structure, inadequate material and unsafe conditions outside.