Florida Panhandle Premises Liability Lawyer
You might need a premises liability lawyer if you were injured while on someone else’s property. Premises liability law gives you the right to bring a claim to damages against a property owner for failing to keep you reasonably safe. A lawyer from Wettermark Keith can help you fight for fair compensation after a premises liability accident in the Florida Panhandle. We serve clients in Tallahassee, Panama City, and Pensacola. Contact us today to learn more about your case during a free consultation.
Why Hire Us?
- We serve clients with the personal care of a small, boutique-style firm but the state-of-the-art resources of a large law firm.
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience and the results to prove our capabilities. Our lawyers have obtained more than $800 million collectively.
- We have a positive reputation in the industry, achieving recognition as one of the top personal injury law firms in the country.
- We represent premises liability clients in the Florida Panhandle for no money down. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis.
How a Lawyer in the Florida Panhandle Can Help
Premises liability is a special area of law with its own rules and requirements. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy for an injured victim to navigate these rules and recover compensation through an insurance claim. The defendant’s homeowners’ insurance company might try to lowball your settlement or deny your claim outright. It may take a lawyer standing by your side to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and other losses. A lawyer won’t let an insurance provider get away with treating your claim unfairly.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents
At Wettermark Keith, our lawyers bring together years of experience representing clients during premises liability lawsuits throughout Florida. We have the skills and knowledge to strongly advocate for the rights of injured accident victims. Our attorneys may be able to help you after many types of accidents on someone else’s property in the Florida Panhandle.
- Slip, trip and fall
- Escalator or elevator incident
- Parking lot accident
- Dog attack
- Swimming pool accident
- Boating accident
- Lack of proper security
- Playground accident
- Structural collapse
- Fire or flood
From a falling object in a grocery store to a swimming pool accident at a Holiday Inn, many different property-related accidents could cause serious injuries to a victim. We may be able to help you obtain compensation if you have broken bones, burns, cuts and scrapes, soft-tissue injuries, a brain injury, or a back injury after a premises liability accident in Florida. We also represent families during wrongful death suits.
Do You Know Your Status as a Visitor?
Florida’s premises liability laws organize property visitors into three different statuses: trespasser, licensee, and invitee. It’s important to know your status to understand which duties of care the landowner owed you at the time of your accident. A trespasser is someone who is unlawfully on the property. A landowner doesn’t owe a trespasser any duties of care, other than a duty not to intentionally cause the trespasser harm.
A licensee has permission to be on a property but wasn’t expressly invited, such as a friend or family member. A landowner should maintain a reasonably safe property for a licensee but doesn’t have to look for hidden or unknown hazards before the licensee comes to visit. An invitee is someone invited to the property, such as a customer at a store. They receive the highest standards of care: a landowner must check for unknown hazards, repair defects and warn visitors of known risks.
Contact a Premises Liability Lawyer in the Florida Panhandle Today
Our lawyers can review your case for free and help you understand your status as a visitor, the duties of care owed to you and your rights as an injured accident victim. If you have any type of injury from an accident on another person’s property in Tallahassee, Panama City, or Pensacola, Wettermark Keith can help you understand your rights. Call us today to schedule your free initial consultation.