What Are Premises Liability Accidents?

Straightforward answers from a Florida premises liability attorney who delivers results

Premises liability is a legal term that refers to a type of personal injury claim involving an injury caused by an unsafe condition or defect on a property. In such cases, the owner of the property can be held liable for accidents that took place on the property. The accident may involve someone who slips, trips or falls, someone who is injured in a fire caused by defective wiring, someone who is assaulted in a parking lot because of a lack of security, to name a few examples. If the owner is found to be negligent, he or she will be responsible for compensating the person who was injured.

Sounds straightforward, but building a strong premises liability case against a property owner takes a tremendous amount of skill and expertise. We have successfully handled these types of cases and are proud of our results. If you or a loved one was injured, you will need a Florida premises liability lawyer on your side who is well-versed in the law and has a strong track record of success.

Contact Attorney Scott M. Miller in Central Florida for a free, no obligation consultation. Attorney Miller can aggressively investigate your premises liability accident. If you are hurt and cannot make it to our Longwood office, we can come to you and meet in your home or hospital room.

What are common premises liability accidents in Florida?

Premises liability accidents cover a wide range in Florida. Click on the following links to discover more about specific accidents:

Whatever type of injury you're dealing with, make sure your case gets the attention it rightfully deserves from a lawyer who has handled a variety of cases, including ones that have attracted national media attention. Attorney Miller has worked with clients on several high-profile cases featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS' "The Saturday Early Show." Make your case matter. Contact the Law Office of Scott M. Miller.

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Attorney Miller is member of the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum," an elite legal association reserved for lawyers who obtain a settlement or verdict for a client worth more than $1 million. Such money enables personal injury victims to live their lives with dignity and sends a strong, clear message that causing serious accidents has consequences.

Injuries to Tourists

Orlando and nearby communities attract millions of people from around the world to its world-class amusement parks, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida.

Overall, Greater Orlando boasts 5 of the 10 most visited theme parks in the world. When accidents happen there, injury victims need a lawyer who knows how to tackle such complicated cases and negotiate with large corporations and insurance companies.

Attorney Miller and his colleagues at the Law Office of Scott M. Miller have years of experience handling complicated premises liability cases. We can work with you if you've been injured in an amusement park or other common tourist accidents in Florida, including:

  • Hotel accidents - Orlando has the second largest number of hotel rooms in the country. Vacationers and other guests sometimes sustain serious injuries in hotels. If you or a loved one was injured in a hotel accident, don't try to take on large hotel chains on your own. Contact us and get the legal help you need now.
  • Swimming pool accidents - If a loved one drowned in a swimming pool or you sustained another type of swimming pool injury while on vacation in Florida, contact us immediately. We can work with you every step of the way and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
  • Airport accidents - Orlando International Airport handles flights from airlines around the world. If you were hurt in the airport or on an airplane flying to Florida, you shouldn't have to suffer - financially or physically - because of someone else's careless or reckless behavior.

Whatever type of Florida vacation accident you're dealing with, contact us. We can help. We're eager to learn about your case and ready to work with you to develop a successful, winning strategy.

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Compensation for Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Every year, dogs bite nearly 4.5 million people nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And among the people bitten by dogs, nearly one in five - approximately 885,000 - require medical attention for their dog bite, according to the CDC. The CDC adds that dog bites among children between the ages of 5 and 9 are especially common.

Don't be caught off guard if you, your spouse or child was bitten by a dog. Contact us. We can help. We know how to investigate dog and animal attack cases. That way, you can stay out of the legal process, especially if you or a loved one was bitten by a dog owned by a friend or family member.

Obtaining compensation after a dog attack can be a complicated ordeal. Typically, obtaining compensation involves pursuing a claim against the dog owner's homeowner insurance policy. Florida's dog bite statute states that the owner of the animal is liable for any injuries if the dog bites another person and that person is in a public place or lawfully in a private place. But if the victim's negligence causes the dog to bite, the liability of the owner may be reduced.

Because these cases can be complex, you need someone who understands Florida's legal system and knows how to get results. Experience matters. That's why animal attack injury victims throughout Florida rely on Attorney Miller to help them get the compensation they rightfully deserve.

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Injured by Assault or Attack

Assault is a serious crime that demands strong legal action. What many people may not realize is that a victim can pursue a civil case as well as a criminal one. If you or a loved one has been attacked or assaulted in Florida, it's critical that you contact us as soon as possible. We want to learn all about your case and start investigating as soon as possible. A delay could affect the outcome of your case. That's why it's important to contact us as soon as possible.

Assaults or attacks often occur in public places. Property owners have a responsibility to provide a safe place for people. This includes installing adequate lighting and sometimes adding security cameras and guards on site if the area is known to attract criminal activity.

When property owners fail to create a safe environment and someone gets attacked, mugged or raped, that property owner should be held legally responsible for such negligent behavior. A violent attack, such as a shooting or stabbing, can lead to a spiral of despair in addition to steep financial losses.

You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of wages as well as pain and suffering and emotional distress. With so much at stake, it's important to contact us if you or a loved one was injured in an assault or attack in Florida.

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