Premises Liability Florida

The law offices of Tracy R. Sharpe P.A. has vast experience in litigating premises liability cases throughout the state of Florida.
If an individual is injured or killed on another’s property, the owner, manager, security company, lessee, lessor etc. of the property may be liable.

Potential basis for liability include but is not limited to;

  • Failure in security mechanisms (design, equipment, and/ or procedure)
  • Failure to warn of dangerous conditions on premises
  • Failure to keep and maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition (inspect, repair, etc)
  • Inadequate security (lack of or incomplete security, failure in following set policies)
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Inadequate supervision (in schools / work places)
  • Inadequate hiring / retention
  • Negligent entrustment

Additional premises liability cases successfully litigated / settled by Tracy R. Sharpe include inadequate security involving the intentional conduct of third parties through assault, battery, rape, and robbery.

Florida law recognizes that persons who own or occupy premises may be liable for the injury to or death of a person on or near the premises that are under their occupation or control. Liability, under a cause of action for premises liability, is based on the negligence of the property owner or occupant in allowing licensees and invitees to enter an area on the property, without warning, where that owner or occupant could foresee that such persons could be injured by a dangerous condition on the property that is not readily apparent.
When an individual is injured due to another’s negligent or otherwise improper conduct, that person may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, among others.

Punitive damages may also be available to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct, which demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public and / or the individual.

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