Businesses can’t expect customers to come to their establishments if the area is not safe. That’s why property owners do everything in their power to reduce the chances of anyone getting hurt on their premises. From the beginning phases of construction, there are regulations and codes put in place that are meant to keep all of us safe when we go somewhere.
But what happens when someone else’s negligence causes us to get hurt?
If you need a premises liability attorney in Aventura, call the Dante Law Firm. We have an experienced team standing by ready to ensure you get the compensation you need to get healed.
Business owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are free and clear from hazards that could harm customers who have a right and expectation to be there.
One of the most common places people get hurt are parking lots, the first and last place people go when they visit an establishment. If the pavement is uneven or cracked or the curbs are broken and unstable, people can fall and become seriously hurt.
Inside the store, slip and fall accidents are a major cause of injuries. Any time there is a spill or a hazardous obstacle in a pedestrian pathway, it should be tended to immediately by staff to prevent falls.
All hazardous chemicals and broken equipment should be stored and fixed so that nobody can get hurt.
Most of all, business should provide adequate security so that patrons are safe. This means having trained security if needed and a well-lit premises at night.
Places like the DMV, Social Security Office, courthouses, unemployment office, and other government buildings should ensure that the people who go there are secure. If there is not a law enforcement presence, private security should be present any time patrons are there.
As with businesses, government properties should be well maintained so that nobody can get injured when they visit.
Private residence owners also have an obligation to ensure their guests are safe from hazards if they invite people over. Any repairs that need to be made should be made.
If they cannot be made in time for guests, the area should be cordoned off and guests should be warned of the hazards.
When you are injured on someone else’s property, you need to seek legal advice before moving forward. If your injury was cause because someone else’s was negligent, you may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance companies are offering. At the Dante Law Firm, P.A., our team will work to make sure you have compensation for the following: