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Common Types Of Premises Liability Accidents


When a person is invited onto the premises of someone else, either as a customer or a guest, the expectation is that the property is safe for visitors. However, when hazardous conditions exist accidents can happen that result in serious injuries for the victims. These are known as premises liability accidents, and certain types happen more often than others. At Earnhart Law, our dedicated Delray Beach personal injury attorneys are prepared to zealously advocate for the compensation you deserve after an accident. To learn more, call or contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common premises liability accidents. This type of accident occurs when wet, icy, or slippery surfaces cause a person to slip and fall on the property. Common examples of slip and fall accidents involve snowy or icy sidewalks, spilled liquids in grocery store aisles, and oily surfaces in places like a mechanic’s shop. Slip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, nerve damage, and more.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pool accidents are another common type of premises liability accident. Drowning and related injuries happen on a regular basis when there is not proper supervision of a pool. People can slip and fall next to or into a pool if the ground around the swimming pool is wet. Swimming pools are known as an “attractive nuisance,” and property owners can be held liable for any injuries that result from the dangerous conditions that a pool creates.

Inadequate Building Security

A lack of proper security can lead to serious accidents and other incidents that result in catastrophic injuries for guests. Inadequate security can lead to assaults, robberies, and other intentional violent acts by criminals as well as lead to accidents when hazardous areas are not properly secured from guests. A lack of building security can also aggravate injuries from other types of premises liability accidents if the victim is not found for a significant period of time.

Defective Conditions

Accidents caused by defective conditions are another common type of premises liability accident. Defective conditions cover a wide range of hazards, including broken handrails or guardrails, cracked or broken flooring, problematic escalators or elevators, trip hazards, exposed wiring, explosive hazards, dangerous conditions on the grounds, and more.

Dog Bite Attacks

Dog bite attacks are the final common type of premises liability claim in Florida. Although they are supposed to be man’s best friend, not all dogs are friendly. Dog owners are required to ensure that their guests are protected from their pet, and if their dog attacks the owner may be held liable for the injuries that result.

Call or Contact Earnhart Law Today

Have you or someone you know been injured on the property of another in the Delray Beach area? If so, you may have a claim under Florida premises liability for compensation of your injuries. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

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