Orlando Premises Liability Lawyers

If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact one of our experienced lawyers at (561) 293-2600 for legal advice and representation.

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Osborne & Francis

At Osborne & Francis, we can help you recover damages if you were injured on another person’s property. We’ll be able to calculate the total sum of compensation you are owed, and then we’ll work hard to ensure you get it. 

By choosing to hire Osborne & Francis, you’ll be hiring an experienced, well-connected Orlando premises liability attorney who will fight tirelessly to win your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident, please contact us online or at (561) 291-2600 to schedule a free case evaluation. 

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What is Premises Liability?

“Premises liability” is a term used in accident cases where an injury takes place on someone else’s property because of their negligence. In a premises liability lawsuit, the owner of the property is held liable for any accidents that occur. 

Premises liability accidents can occur in many different places, including:

Injuries Caused by Premises Liability Accidents

Because there are so many different types of premises liability accidents, there are also many different types of injuries a victim might sustain. These injuries can range from mild to severe and life-threatening. In some unfortunate cases, a premises liability accident may even cause death

However, even minor injuries can rack up serious medical debt. Even injuries that heal relatively easily, like broken bones and soft tissue injuries, can cause long-term pain or require physical therapy. 

More severe injuries like traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries can cost hundreds of thousands to millions throughout one’s life. Victims with these injuries may have to undergo multiple surgeries, work with physical therapists, and see specialists on a regular basis. They may also have to purchase medical equipment and even renovate their homes to make them more accessible. 

Either way, injuries from premises liability accidents are expensive and life-changing. No matter how severe your injury is, you deserve to receive compensation for your damages. 

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Types of Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability is an extremely broad category, with lots of different types of cases nestled inside based on the location and the cause of the accident and resulting injuries. Here are a few of the most common. 

Slip and Falls

Slip and fall accidents are, unfortunately, very common. They can occur pretty much anywhere, from shops to restaurants. Slip and falls are caused by messes, wet surfaces, spills, uneven flooring, and more. They can easily cause severe injuries such as head, back, neck, and spine damage. 

In the case of a slip and fall accident, a property owner may be liable for failing to clean up a mess within a reasonable amount of time. By owning property, they owe a certain duty of care to keep those who enter the property safe from harm. By failing to clean up spills or fix other hazards, they’re breaking this duty. A breach of this duty is also referred to as negligence

Inadequate Maintenance

If a property owner fails to maintain their property, many types of hazards can come to light, such as: 

  • Uneven flooring
  • Broken steps 
  • Broken locks or windows
  • Broken windows
  • Loose tiles
  • Mechanical failures
  • Leaks 
  • Exposed wires
  • Obstructed walkways 
  • Otherwise unsafe living conditions

Inadequate maintenance can occur in all types of properties but are most common in rentals. If you’ve lived in a rental, you likely understand the headache that comes along with submitting a maintenance request. If a request has been ignored and the hazard causes an injury, the property owner could be liable. 

Inadequate Building Security

Also referred to as negligent security, inadequate building security can include the following:

  • Lack of security staff
  • Lack of proper lighting 
  • No locks or security measures
  • No security cameras

When there is a lack of security in places like clubs, bars, and at events, people get hurt more easily. Some examples of incidents that can occur because of negligent security include theft, sexual assault, or other violent acts. 

Dog Bites

Dog bite injuries are known for occurring most frequently on a friend, family member, or even stranger’s property. If the dog’s owner fails to warn you about their potentially dangerous animal, they may be liable for any accident that occurs because of the dog. 

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool accidents can occur at public pools (like at schools or universities) or private pools (like one at a friend's or family member’s house). Swimming pool accidents may occur because of hazards like slippery surfaces or uneven flooring. They may also occur because of negligent supervision. 

Negligent supervision can occur when a teacher, lifeguard, or another adult responsible for looking after a child isn’t paying attention to what the child is doing. Because they aren’t watching, the child may hurt themselves. The parent may then be able to sue for any damages that occurred as a result of their child’s injury. 

Elevator and Escalator Accidents

Elevator and escalator accidents may take place within rental properties, shopping malls, or hotels. If there’s an issue with the elevator or escalator that causes an injury to occur, the property manager or the company hired to evaluate the safety of the elevators/escalators may be at-fault and therefore held liable. 

Types of injuries caused by faulty elevators and escalators include:

  • Crushing injuries
  • Extremity injuries
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

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Receiving Compensation for Your Damages

There are two categories of damages that you can receive compensation for, economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover past and future lost wages, past and future medical debt, and lost earning capacity. They are calculated by looking at the exact values you’ve lost. 

Non-economic damages are more abstract and cover things without a specific value attached. They cover things like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and disfigurement. Non-economic damages are calculated by looking at how much your life has changed since before the accident. If you’ve had a great change to your quality of life, you’ll receive more to cover your non-economic damages. 

Contact Osborne & Francis to Discuss Your Premises Liability Claim

To learn more about how Osborne & Francis can help you get the compensation you deserve for your premises liability lawsuit, please contact us online or at (561) 293-2600.

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