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    Premises Liability

Answers To Your Florida Premises Liability Questions

When property owners fail to maintain their premises in safe condition, injuries can result. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, in Miami, our attorneys have extensive experience helping people who have been injured because of property owner neglect. We have recovered more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for clients, including many who suffered injuries due to dangerous premises. Call 305-371-2692 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation. To learn more about premises liability issues, please review the frequently asked questions below.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability claims arise when property owners fail to address maintenance or safety issues that they know about or should have known about. It includes many types of accidents, including slip-and-falls, criminal assaults due to inadequate security, dog bites, swimming pool accidents and more.

Can I Sue For Any Injury Suffered On Someone Else’s Property?

No. To prove that a property owner was liable for your injuries, you must show that his or her actions exposed you to an unreasonable risk of harm. If you fell down the stairs because there was a broken step that the owner just hadn’t gotten around to repairing, that’s premises liability. If the stairs were well-lit, properly maintained and otherwise safe for use, you may not have a claim. The circumstances of your accident make all the difference. If you are not sure whether you have a claim, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation.

What Is Negligent Security?

A lack of proper security can serve as an invitation to criminal activity. Alleys and parking lots can invite criminal assaults or robberies. Places like hotels and cruise ships owe a duty to guests to provide adequate security to deter crime. Negligent security claims arise when a person is injured in a crime that was foreseeable and that could have been prevented by reasonable security measures.

What If The Neighbor’s Dog Bit Me On My Property?

Dog bite and animal attack cases are a subset of premises liability. It is not necessary for a dog bite to occur on the dog owner’s property for liability to arise. Owners are expected to take reasonable steps to protect the public from their animals. If a dog is allowed to run free and it bites someone, it is quite possible that the owner is liable for any resulting harm.

Can I Pursue A Claim From Out Of Town?

Many people injured in hotels, on cruise ships and at other entertainment locations are not Miami locals. If you were injured while visiting South or Central Florida, our lawyers can work with you to seek compensation in the most convenient way possible. It may be possible to get full compensation without requiring you to travel back to Florida.

What Are Some Common Dangerous Conditions That Give Rise To Injury Claims?

Injuries can result from a wide range of unsafe conditions. Slick or wet floors are a common problem. Swimming pools that are accessible by children and are not staffed with properly trained lifeguards are a problem. Injuries can occur on improperly maintained elevators and escalators, broken sidewalks, in crowded bars and almost anywhere you can imagine. Property owners who ignore known safety hazards put your safety and the safety of every visitor at risk.

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We Handle All Types of Auto Accident Claims

Car accidents have many different types of underlying causes, regardless of why your accident occurred, you have the right to hold the negligent party liable for your damages. That being said, different types auto accident claims can involve different issues. You should always work with a Miami personal injury attorney who has prior experience handling your specific type of claim. Our firm has handled all types of highway accident injury claims, including:

•  Rear-end collisions;
•  Side impact and side swipe collisions;
•  Commercial truck accidents;
•  Bicycle accidents;
•  Intoxicated driving accidents,
including DUIs and drugged driving;

•  Rollover accidents;
•  Distracted driving accidents;
•  Motorcycle accidents;
•  Pedestrian accidents; and

Proving Liability for a Miami Car Accident

Personal injury claims, including car accident injury claims, are controlled by state law. As such, your Miami car accident case will need to proceed under Chapter 768.81 of the Florida statutes. This is the state’s comparative fault law. There are two important things that all car accident victims need to know about this legal standard:

1. Victims must prove negligence

In Miami car accident cases, fault is based on negligence. In other words, to hold another party responsible for your injuries, you must be able to prove their negligence contributed to your accident. Negligence is defined as the failure to take due care. In the vast majority of auto accident cases, a driver is the at fault party.

Indeed, a comprehensive crash assessment study from Stanford Law School found that as many as 95 percent of all car accidents are caused by a driver’s error. When another driver’s unsafe actions cause your crash, you must be able to hold them liable. Driver negligence can come in many different forms; with some of the most common examples including:

•  Speeding;
•  Following too closely;
•  Drunk driving.

•  Running red lights;
•  Unsafe lane changes

•  Running stop signs;
•  Distracted driving; and

2. Liability is divided proportionately

Victims should also be aware that liability for their Miami auto accident will be divided proportionately. In some cases, apportioning liability is relatively simple. For example, if a distracted driving was unquestionably responsible for your entire accident, then they would be held liable for 100 percent of the total accident damages.

However, dividing liability can be far more complicated for accidents that involve some type of shared fault. Indeed, in some cases, the crash victim might be partially liable for their some of their own damages. The distribution of liability is extremely important in shared fault accident claims, because being held partially liable for a crash will reduce a victim’s ability to recover compensation.

For example, if you sustained $40,000 in total accident damages, but you were deemed to be at fault for 25 percent of your own crash, then, under the law, your accident recovery would be reduced by a corresponding 25 percent, or $10,000. Do not let yourself get unfairly blamed for an accident: Always work with an experienced car accident attorney who can fight aggressively to protect your rights.

Injured Victims Deserve Full Compensation

After you have established the defendant’s liability, your Miami auto accident case will move on to the issue of damages. Far too often, victims overlook this part of the claims process. In Florida, you must prove your damages to actually recover any compensation. Insurance companies will often try to undervalue your damages, attempting to limit their own financial liability. Do not let them get away with it.

Our South Florida auto accident attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help you get every dollar that you deserve. Depending on the specific circumstances of your claim, we may be able to help you seek recovery for:

•  Damages to your vehicle;
•  Other hospital bills;
•  Long-term disability;
•  Pain and suffering;
•  Disfigurement;
•  Loss of lifestyle enjoyment.

•  Emergency medical costs;
•  Costs related to physical therapy;
•  Lost current and future wages;
•  Mental anguish;
•  Loss of limb; and

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You Can Always Afford Our High Quality Car Accident Attorneys

The core philosophy of our firm is simple: We help injured victims seek justice. No matter your financial status, we are available to provide you high quality, aggressive legal representation. Our Miami auto accident lawyers will take your claim on a contingency fee basis. That means that there will be no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for you. Instead, we will recover our fee as a percentage of your settlement offer or successful injury verdict. We only get paid if we help you recover financial compensation. Our Miami personal injury lawyers are so confident that we can help our clients that we gladly take on all the financial risks involved with pursuing a claim.

Contact Our Team Today

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP, we have helped many auto accident victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you were hurt in a car accident, please contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation initial legal consultation. From our office in Miami, we serve auto accident victims throughout South Florida, including in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.

Trial-Tested Lawyers

We are known for our trial skills. Our injury attorneys include members of the Best Lawyers in America, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite and other prestigious organizations. More important to us than accolades are the results we obtain for our clients. We work with the best investigators and experts to build the strongest possible case for you. Our adversaries know that we will be prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to obtain justice.

  • Dan Dolan

    Founding Partner
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    A founding partner of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, Dan Dolan provides aggressive advocacy for his clients throughout Florida and across the United States. Focusing his practice on civil trials with an emphasis on representing the catastrophically injured and…


  • Manuel L. Dobrinsky

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    Miami, Florida
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    Since 1998, Manuel Dobrinsky has assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and auto accident matters. He co-founded Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum in 2015 and has achieved numerous verdicts and settlements that individually exceeded...


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    Over the course of his 20 plus year legal career, Attorney Randy Rosenblum has devoted his career to the cause of justice. He has represented injury and accident victims throughout the State of Florida and the United States...


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