Tallahassee Premises Liability Lawyers | Slip & Fall
Holding Florida and South Georgia property owners accountable
Property owners and businesses have a duty to maintain their properties in a way that ensures the reasonable safety of their customers and visitors. When these requirements are not being met due to conditions on the property, the property owner is responsible for alerting any customers or visitors of that fact.
At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, we successfully have prosecuted hundreds of premises liability cases. We obtained a million-dollar settlement for a man who slipped and fell at work, hurting his lower back so badly he cannot work again. We recently received a $350,000 settlement for an elderly woman who was attacked in her hotel room and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. We obtained a $395,000 settlement for a man who tripped and broke his femur while going down the stairs of the apartment in which he was living. These are just a few examples of the numerous cases we have won.
The attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks have years of experience representing clients injured or killed through the negligence of property owners. In the case of injuries not involving wrongful death, victims are also entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, inconvenience and lost capacity for the enjoyment of life. These lawsuits can be filed by the injured, or in the case of death, by the decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries. Typically the injuries in such suits have occurred as a result of:
- Poor lighting
- Shelving or products falling on customers
- Negligent security
- Improper signage
- Broken sidewalks
- Falling objects
Negligent security matters
Security is the responsibility of the property owner as part of the duty to provide reasonably safe premises. Some properties — including shopping centers, restaurants nightclubs and banks — must provide adequate, functional security equipment, such as surveillance cameras and alarms, the property owner must also staff competent security guards. Victims of inadequate security precautions have endured a range of serious injuries, including:
- Kidnapping or abduction
- Other violent crimes
At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, our premises liability lawyers are prepared to pursue claims against negligent property owners and negligent security companies — any party liable for your serious injury.
Let our Florida injury attorneys seek the damages you deserve
Premises liability suits are civil suits. Once it is proven that the negligence of the property owner led to the injury or death of another, monetary damages are awarded. The damages are intended to compensate the injured, or their heirs or beneficiaries, for medical and funeral costs as well as lost wages that would have been earned over the life of the decedent. They also compensate for loss of services and companionship. In addition, punitive damages may be awarded if the property owner showed an extreme degree of neglect. A jury typically decides the amount of this award. The attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks have represented individuals in premises liability suits since 1983. We have the expertise you need.
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Call or text a lawyer now, 24/7/365, at 850-224-3310 or contact Barrett, Fasig & Brooks online for your free initial consultation.