Property ownership in Florida can be very rewarding, but it also comes with responsibility. It can allow people to open businesses and make a living as their own boss. However, in order to make a business successful, the property owner must allow customers on the property to safely buy the product being sold. When these customers come onto the property to shop, they expect to be safe while they are shopping and leave injury free.
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that this happens, otherwise they may face a premises liability suit. They and their employees must keep the premises free of dangerous property conditions. If they fail to do so and a customer is injured as a result, then the property owner may be liable for the injuries.
Some of the injuries can be very significant as well. The victim may require surgery to repair broken bones or torn ligaments. After the surgery there may be a lengthy rehabilitation. The medical bills can add up quickly and become very costly for the victim. Depending on the type of work the person does and the type of injury, the person may also be unable to work for a period of time. If the person cannot work it is also very likely that they will not be able to participate in certain activities in their life as well.
All of these issues can be very costly and the property owner may need to compensate the victim for the injuries. An attorney from Salpeter Gitkin, LLP may be able to help. This skilled team of premises liability attorneys knows the many nuances of Florida laws relating to properties and their owners. From retail sites to workplaces to recreation venues, the attorneys at Salpeter Gitkin have handled personal injury incidents stemming from negligence. With offices in Fort Lauderdale and North Miami Beach, the attorneys are available to offer an individualized premises liability case consultation.